Welcome to Year 5!
During the children’s first year in Upper Key Stage 2, the pupils in Koala Class begin to take on greater levels of responsibility within the school. They are, for example, offered the opportunity to become school librarians. They are encouraged to become more independent in their learning, taking on responsibility for their personal organisation and study.
The Year 5 teaching team is:
As well as regular reading and learning of times tables, pupils are also set three pieces of ‘formal’ homework each week. These are:
In order to prepare them for Year 6 and life beyond primary school, children are encouraged to spend 30 minutes on each piece of homework.
Although there may be occasional changes due to unforeseen circumstances, in general, P.E. will take place on the following days:
For P.E. activities, children require a plain, white T-shirt, a pair of black shorts, a tracksuit top and trousers, socks, trainers and, if required, a hairband to tie back long hair.
Our allocated library time in Year 5 is on Friday afternoon. However, the children are also trusted to use the library in their own time. Please encourage them to read daily at home.
Year 5 have had a soggy but really excellent day at Marwell today looking at rainforest animals. Enjoy looking at our photos!
Spring into Fitness Week
Year 5 have enjoyed Spring into Fitness Week - here are some photos to show you what we have been up to.
Year 5 have had an exciting day today! First of all, they found themselves trapped in the jungle with the only way out being to solve the clues that would give the codes to padlocks. Amazingly, most of the children made it out (we may have left a few to fend off the elephants and tigers...!)! Then, this afternoon, the children have taught each other a mini-lesson and evaluated themselves as a teacher and a learner. We had a whole range of lessons being taught - from tap dance and ballet to Spanish, piano and card tricks!