Welcome to Year 5 in Lime Class
As the children enter Upper Key Stage 2, they begin to develop into more independent learners. They become much more skilled at using the resources available without adult prompting and also extend their own learning by becoming more proficient in the planning and evaluating stage of their work.
Our topics are fun and varied, covering aspects of History, Geography and Science. Other foundation subjects (for instance Art, Design and Technology, Computing) are integrated into the topics. PE covers areas of Games, Gym and Dance.
In English work, there is a focus on using grammar and punctuation to improve our writing. It is important that we can name and use effectively a wide range of punctuation and vocabulary so that we can improve as writers. Independent editing is also a key part of our work. The children develop their reading and comprehension skills during our whole class sessions. Handwriting continues to be taught and the expectation is for them to use neat handwriting across all subjects. Speaking confidently is also a key skill and the children are given opportunities to present their ideas in groups and to the class.
In Maths we cover place value, statistics, geometry, fractions, measurement as well as mental and written methods in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Year 5 is a great year, with the children growing in confidence and maturity. I’m sure we’ll have a fantastic year together.