Welcome to Year 5

Our Learning

Welcome to Year 5. We begin the new school year with our topic ‘Bright Sparks’. This gives us the opportunity to step back in time to explore all manner of inventions from history with a focus on inventions from the Victorian age In science we will be finding out all about the areas of the circulatory system and also electricity which gives itself to practical hands on experiments as we encourage the children to have an inquisitive approach to science investigations. 

In maths we will be pushing on with our focus on Maths Passports to ensure that any foundation maths knowledge lost during Lockdown is quickly recovered. Helping your child to practise their particular targets at home will really help their maths work in school.  

Between now and Christmas we will be covering all of the key maths areas: - division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. Ensuring we relate our maths to real life is an ongoing focus as we encourage the children to understand that maths is out there in everyday life. 

In English, we will be exploring the key aspects of a range of writing genres. We will begin the year recapping the key points of clear sentence construction using a variety of interesting connectives. Using a selection of different sentence types is one of our main focuses as we develop the children’s ability to use a combination of simple, compound and complex sentences in their writing. We will be making links with our topic and will be reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl as an exciting stimulus for our written work.  

Great presentation and accurate spelling will be coming through as we regularly emphasise taking a pride in your work and cover a number of key spelling rules. Not forgetting the Year5/6 100 key word list we will covering throughout this year. Work at school with additional work at home will greatly help.  

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Shire Oak CE Primary School

Wood Lane, Headingley, LS6 2DT

Shire Oak is a safe and inclusive school and we expect all adults who work with, visit or meet our children to uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and regard for the welfare of children.