Welcome to Year 5!
Meet the team
The teachers Miss Webster, Miss Worthington, Mrs Balmer are supported by Miss Jones and Miss Robinson.
In Year 5, we promote a high level of independence and support children with gaining a level of maturity needed for Year 6 and high school. We do this by giving them extra responsibilities around the school such as the opportunity to become sports ambassadors.
Children are encouraged to be responsible for their own belongings, their homework and their learning in the classroom. We find this helps to develop confidence and in turn they access new knowledge more easily.
In English, we read a variety of exciting texts such as Holes and Wonder. As well as a selection of diverse books to enhance our understanding of the world and the people in it. We use books to inspire our writing. Some of our writing genres include newspapers, reports, instructions, letters and poetry.
We love to read! We encourage a love of reading through class stories, home reading books, quiet reading and sharing our most beloved authors.
Maths is taught through using the 5 big ideas of mastery. Children get lots of opportunities to talk and explain their thinking. They use manipulatives and support materials to consolidate their understanding. Arithmetic and times tables play a vital role in enabling pupils to confidently answer reasoning questions.
Our lessons are fun, challenging engaging. The afternoons consist of well planned, knowledge based subjects.
We start the year by looking at materials in science, Lowry in art, the Tudors in History and South America in geography. Our curriculum is enhanced through a variety of trips. The first one being a visit to Birkenhead Priory.
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