Year Group Overview

Download: Year 5 – Summer Overview 2021 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Spring Overview 2021 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Autumn Overview 2020 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Yearly Overview 2020-21 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Long Term Plan 2019-20 [PDF]

Brief Overview

The start to our Spring term wasn’t the fresh start in 2021 that anyone wanted; lockdown was upon us again and we were required to move to online learning. As always, our children and parents rose to the challenge and our year 5 pupils made their teachers and TAs proud by adapting their learning and doing their best to access the remote lessons we uploaded daily. The children who accessed the in-school bubble were also amazingly adaptable, hopefully taking many positives from this strange, unprecedented arrangement.

Finally, 8th March came around and we were able to welcome back our full cohort to our classrooms. Though Covid restrictions are still in place, it has been a pleasure to have our children back in the classrooms and to get back to trying to resume our normal school life as best we can.

We enjoyed celebrating Easter together, worshipping as a year group, renewing our relationship with God and rejoicing in this most special time in our Catholic church.

Soon, our year 5 children who missed out on making their First Holy Communion last year will be celebrating making this sacrament. We look forward to hearing about their celebrations and wish them luck and congratulations on taking this next step in their spiritual journey with the church.

With regards to our learning, we have been focussing on a priority curriculum, to ensure that our pupils are ready with the required skills needed for the next year in primary school, taking into account any missed learning that has occurred due to lockdown. We have identified key objectives for our maths lessons and key skills needed in English reading and writing and are concentrating on honing these skills, whilst also ensuring that our pupils enjoy a rich, diverse curriculum.

We are enjoying our themed days, where we spend the day learning about our foundation subjects; we have Art day coming up soon and we are looking forward to sharing our creative enterprises with you.

As the weather gets warmer and our days brighter, in terms of both the sunshine and the easing of Covid restrictions, we are looking forward to the rest of our Summer term; with lots of exciting plans ahead, we aim to finish off this strange year on a high.

Homework in Year 5

Homework will be handed out to children on Monday and should be returned the following Friday.

Home reading to be carried out daily.

Weekly spellings will be given and children will have a weekly spelling test.

All children have a Times Tables Rock Stars username and password to practice their times tables at home.

Download: Year 5 – Homework Timetable (Updated March 2018) [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Spelling List [PDF]