Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to Year 5, there is a big change for the children this year as they move into upper school where they finally get to head up stairs. Expectations are increased further in this year as we prepare the children for Year 6. On their learning journey in Year 5, they will experience a range of rewarding opportunities which will allow them to look back on their year fondly. There is something for every child; they will have the opportunity to attend ‘Hit the Surf’, visit Broom House Farm, Beamish Museum and the Winter Gardens. Children also get to extend their sporting experiences by taking part in the Ashbrooke Cricket Festival, working with the Newcastle Eagles and learning all about bike safety through the ‘Bikeability’ course as well as having swimming lessons at Southmoor Academy. As part of the Year 5 curriculum, children also learn about their bodies and the changes they will go through during puberty – this is delivered by a team of NHS school nurses.
In Year 5, children are taught English and foundation subjects in their four register classes and are taught in maths sets on a morning. This allows children to work with different adults and children, encouraging them to build their relationships in school.
Teachers set homework weekly which is given out on a Thursday and expected to be brought back in by Tuesday of the following week. Spellings are set on Friday and children are expected to return a completed homework sheet in preparation for their test the following Friday. Children are required to bring reading books into school every day and to change them at least once a week. We would appreciate your support in signing your child’s reading diary on a regular basis.
In Year 5 we expect the children to try their best in everything they do. In return, they will be supported and challenged to achieve their potential.
Year 5 Staff
|Teaching Staff||Non-Teaching Staff|
5TG - Mrs Gladden (Year Leader)
5KO - Mr Ogilvie
5SY- Miss Yates
5PG - Mrs Gorman
Mrs Carr (HLTA)
What have we been up to?
Beamish- In the autumn term we enjoyed a trip to Beamish as part of our Victorian topic. We all had great fun and even experienced a Victorian lesson.
Maths - The children have been exploring 3D shapes and their properties; focusing on parallel and perpendicular faces and edges. They have been using tangible resources to help them solve word problems involving various prisms including cuboids. Do you know how many vertices a cube has?
Broom House Farm