Below we have created guidance to support Year 5 ‘home learning’. We are aware that children may not always be able to access a computer or tablet device and feel very strongly that learning should not all be screen based. As such, we recommend - where possible - a balance of screen-based and screen-free activities for each subject. Suggestions for these activities will be emailed to you each week; there will be a separate grid for ‘screen-based’ and alternative ‘screen-free’ learning. You can access the weekly grids in the section below.
Recommended activities to support home learning for Year 5
We recommend that children practise their reading skills daily for up to 30 minutes. Children can achieve this through:
We recommend that children spend up to an hour each day for their English learning. This should be done in small chunks (e.g. 15-20 minutes) with plenty of brain breaks in between. In addition to daily Guided Reading, we recommend that children practise their SPaG skills regularly. At home children could:
We recommend that children spend up to an hour each day on their maths learning. Children can practise key skills and topics of learning through:
We recommend that children have at least one opportunity each week develop to their science skills. The weekly Home Learning Grids will provide ideas for children to choose from which build on prior learning, and revise key concepts from the Y5 curriculum in a fun and enjoyable way.
Our creative curriculum links learning in history, geography, art, DT, computing and music. The weekly Home Learning Grids will provide ideas for children to choose from which build on prior learning, and revise key concepts from these subjects in a fun and enjoyable way.
In art this term the children will be making their own sculptures based on the work by Andy Goldsworthy. They have started by working outdoors to create natural sculptures using the materials around them. This will lead to a final fantasy landscape that will be used for a film narrative and incorporating elements of the computing curriculum.
In Design and Technology the children learnt how to support and strengthen 3D structures when creating cam toys. This term they will be building on this knowledge using wood and jinx corners to support structures with gears and pulleys.
Our learning for Terms 3 and 4 is called Infinity and Beyond.
Maths- Area, perimeter, division, statistics, fractions, decimals and percentages.
English – Explanation texts, figurative language, poetry, a selection of narrative writing and guided reading focus on the book Wonder.
Science- Earth and space and forces.
Geography- Coasts, river and biomes.
Art – An artistic study of Andy Goldsworthy and sculpture.
Computing – Simulations and e-mailing.
RE - Christianity and Judaism.
PSHE- Appropriate behaviours, poverty and disability.
DT- How gears or pulleys create movement.
Music – The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
PE – Multi skills, gymnastics and dance
French – Food, towns and cities and a grammar focus.
As the children are now in Upper Key Stage 2, it is very important for them to set a great example to the younger children in the school. They should exemplify the school's values and start taking on responsibility such as becoming a House Captain.
Staffing and Classes
You will find the Year 5 classes located in the Pavilions at the top of the school field. We consist of three classes; Hawking, Dyson and Armstrong. The Year 5 team of teachers are Mrs Dey, Mrs Bates, Miss Stapley and Mrs Rose. We are lucky to have excellent teaching assistants and these are Mrs Brett, Mrs Reed, Mrs Price, Mrs Cook-Allen and Miss Brown.
Mrs Dey can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Bates can be contacted on: email@example.com
Miss Stapley can be contacted on : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Rose can be contacted on: email@example.com
The Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader is Miss Wilce. She can be contacted on JWilce@discovery.kent.sch.uk
During the course of the year we have some very exciting topics, including Ancient Egyptians, Infinity and Beyond and Raiders and Traders! Alongside all the wonderful learning, you will have many exciting events to look forward to. Watch this space!
An Example Class Timetable:
Please make sure P.E. kits are in school everyday as although P.E. lessons are timetabled, these will have to change sometimes due to the weather. This term we have the opportunity to receive tennis coaching on a Tuesday afternoon which will replace one of the other sessions.
Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should not be worn.
Meet the Teacher
Ways to Practise Spellings
Thursday 12th September - 11+ Kent Test for registered pupils
Thursday 12th September - 'Meet the Teacher' sessions, 4.30pm and 6.30pm in Galileo Class
Monday 16th September - Music at Malling Workshop for all Y6 pupils (am and pm)
Wednesday 18th September - Music at Malling Concert at The Discovery School, 10.00am and 2.00pm
Monday 23rd September - World War Two topic launch
Monday 23rd September - Music 4 Schools Parent Information Session, 5.30pm
Tuesday 24th September - WW2 walk around Kings Hill
Wednesday 25th September - Cult Status Music Assembly, 10.00am
Friday 4th - Thursday 10th October - Travelling Books book fair (after school)
Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October - Individual and sibling school photos
Monday 14th October - Culture Week
Thursday 17th October - 11+ Kent Test results day
Friday 18th October - End of Term 1
Monday 28th October - Start of Term 2
Wednesday 30th October - FODs Halloween Raffle
Thursday 31st October - Secondary School Application Form (SCAF) deadline
Saturday 9th November - FODs Fireworks Night
Monday 11th November - Friendship Week
Wednesday 13th November - FLU Immunisations
Tuesday 19th November - WW2 trip to Horton Kirby
Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November - Parent Consultations
Thursday 21st November - FODs non-school uniform day for Christmas Fair
Friday 22nd November - Staff INSET day - school closed for pupils
Friday 29th November - FODs Pantomime
Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fair, 12.30 - 3.30pm
Wednesday 11th December - Magistrates Talk
Homework will be set every Friday and handed in the following Wednesday.
The children will be receiving maths homework in the form of games and investigations from Term 2 onwards.
The children will develop fluency with numbers through developing their number sense and working with numbers in different ways, NOT by memorising rote facts. They will also be receiving English homework in the form of, spelling, punctuation and grammar tasks. Additionally, each child will be given a reading task when the new scheme is up and running by the end of September.
Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school. If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.