Year 5 – Maple


Autumn Term:

Year 5 Curriculum Information

Mrs Adams is the teacher in year 5, Ms Spice is our TA. Mrs Chamberlain and Mr Boutwood have the class on Mondays and Mrs Spice teaches the class Wednesday afternoon. 

This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

A topic web will be sent home next week with more detail about what is being taught in each subject. 

Please support your child’s learning with: 

Home Learning – 

Your child will receive a maths and SPAG task to complete every week, alongside the expectation of daily reading. Occasionally there will be a task linked to wider topics we are learning, such as Science, computing and history. 

  • Homework will be given to the children on a Friday and is due the following Friday
  • Tasks are always written in school diaries and Class Dojo.
  • Homework books will be sent home on a weekly rotation in order to allow time for marking and to reduce paper/ printing. Therefore, one week children will have their homework tasks stuck in their homework books, and the following week children’s homework will be a game or tasks to be completed on online.

Reading – Children should bring their reading records into school every day. Your child’s chosen Accelerated Reader (library) book, should be read every day, either independently or shared with an adult. I encourage reading out loud to an adult at home as much as possible though I appreciate this isn’t possible every day. Children are responsible for recording the book and pages read in their school diary, however reading will only be counted if signed off by an adult at home. Children will have their reading records checked every Friday.

Maths – Whilst online maths will be set every other week, children are encouraged to log in to TTRS and Freckle regularly to help with revision and gain points!

Any real- life experience with counting, telling the time, reading data, measuring or handling money is of great value to your child to see maths being used in context. Crucially however, it is a secure understanding and quick recall of their times table and related division facts which is of most value and will help unlock other areas of mathematics that they find tricky.

Just a few reminders:

PE PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kits (white T-shirt and black shorts/joggers) .  As the weather becomes colder, ensure children have their school jumper to wear over the top and black or green trousers/leggings instead of shorts.

Earrings need to be removed or covered with tape during PE lessons. If your child is unable to remove their own earrings, please provide some microporous tape to cover them. 

Water Bottles

In order to help your child to stay hydrated and ready to learn, please make sure that they bring a named water bottle to school with them everyday. We kindly ask that bottles are filled with water only.

Pencil Cases

There is no need for your child to bring in any additional stationery. We have everything that they will need to complete their learning in the classroom. 

PG consent

Throughout the year we use film/TV clips or for a marble treat we will watch a film. If you do not give permission for your child to view PG rated films, please inform me.

I hope that this answers most of the questions you may have at the beginning of the term. If you have any further questions I’d be happy to help, I look forward to meeting you and to a successful year.

If you have any concerns or queries about information included in this letter or any other matter relating to your child’s education, please talk to me in the first instance. 

You can drop me a quick message on Class Dojo or contact the office to make an appointment should you wish to meet with me after school.

Many thanks,

Mrs Adams