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Year 5

Mrs Beckett Mrs Spencer Mrs McIlmurray Mr Gold

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 5. There will be a lot to celebrate and enjoy this year as we embark on some very exciting themes. We have planned a range of activities across the curriculum.

Our main topic themes for the year are: 

 Autumn

How can you survive on a desert island?

 Spring

 What will we find in Brazil?

 Summer

 Why did the Vikings invade Lindisfarne?

 Learning in Year 5

A more detailed look at our expectations for each year group can be found by exploring the subject pages under the curriculum tab and our yearly overview can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Year 5 Overview

Year 5 Maths Curriculum

Year 5 English Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Spelling and Grammar

To support our understanding of our topics we hope to be able to take part in exciting visits which will enrich our learning and give our children the opportunity to develop their social skills.

Our proposed learning beyond the classroom activities for this year are:

  • Forest Schools
  • A 3 day residential to Lindisfarne
  • Fountains Abbey - Day in the Life of a Monk
  • Go Ape
  • St Peters School in Leeds

In Year 5 children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading diaries. We ask children to learn their tables through the use of Times Tables Rockstars at school and at home.

All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practicing maths with them. In Year 5 children also use Reading + an online reading package that helps children to develop their ability to read at speed, comprehend different types of texts and learn new vocabulary. 

Supporting your child at home - Information for Parents


If you have any questions about Year 5, please do not hesitate to contact one of us via email: sbeckett@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk or cspencer@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk or jmcilmurray@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk