Year 5 are taught by Mr Prigg and supported by Mrs Lawrence

In Year 5 we make every effort to put learning into a familiar context for the children which makes it relevant to their everyday lives. During their studies the children strive to think deeply and become effective independent learners.

Speaking and listening is a central focus for learning. We enjoy learning. To assist us with our writing we use story mapping and performing stories in our Talk for Writing sessions. In Maths, we use a range of practical resources to support our mathematical thinking, as well as becoming more familiar with the formal written methods when calculating. We have a daily 3-minute times table challenge, which is helping us all to learn our tables off by heart and becoming quicker. All of our learning is linked throughout our theme, which changes each term. We even have a ‘Discovery Area’ in the corner of our classroom where we love to learn and explore.

At the end of the day, we look forward to DEAR time. That means we have to ‘Drop Everything And Read.’ We love hearing a range of different stories read enthusiastically by Mr Prigg or we have time to read our own book independently. Reading is extremely important so make sure you are changing your reading books frequently and reading daily at home.

Every half term, we learn to master a specific skill to build our resilience and Growth Mindset. So far, we have been looking at origami and following instructions to make a range of things.

Every day, we have the opportunity to earn Dojo points, which link to our school core values.

We continue to have the opportunity to go swimming and have dance and gymnastic sessions this year and we are so excited about this. We really enjoy using off site trips and inviting visitors into school.

We look forward to sharing some of our learning with you, so keep checking our page to see what exciting things we get up to.