Curriculum – Year 5
Year Group Overview
Settling into Year 5, has been slightly different this year than to others, however the children have embraced the new normal and made an amazing start to their penultimate year in St Oswald’s.
We began the Autumn term focusing on our wellbeing and mental health, after a long period away from school and our friends, during lockdown. Activities such as meditation, stretching, daily affirmations and time for reflection and prayer each day, helped us to become more proactive in maintaining healthy minds and bodies.
We reignited our love of reading and have enjoyed a variety of books over the first half term, some we have read by ourselves and others we have shared as a class, finding unknown words and uncovered hidden messages within the texts.
Our learning has become more exciting and virtual, through the use of Google Classrooms, MyMaths and many more platforms! Themed days; with a focus on Geography, History and Art have allowed us to catch up on some of the work we missed during lockdown and we have more to come with DT week right around the corner.
Maths and Literacy are always important at St Oswald’s and even more so now that we are in Year 5, so far we have studied number, addition and subtraction and statistics. We are looking forward to our next topic of multiplication and division and have had lots of practice through our time spent on Times Tables Rockstar’s. Literacy has given us lots of wonderful writing opportunities to explore; from letters to our future selves to adventure stories about time travel.
Swimming has been a highlight for everyone in Year 5 and it has been amazing to see this continue throughout lockdown; we are very lucky, and impressed with the progress made in just a few sessions.
We know that even though the world seems uncertain at the moment, we will always be happy and safe at St Oswald’s and the next half term will be filled with joyful moments and experiences for us all. Well done to the children who have made a wonderful start in Year 5, long may it continue.
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.