At Heathfield, we aim to provide children the best learning experiences to enhance their skills and knowledge. In Year 5 children will get various learning, both curricular and extra curricular to become life long learners.
Find all the relevant information for what will be happening in Year 5 on this class page.
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As a part of homework, children will be provided with various tasks to be completed over each half term. The tasks will be based around English, Maths, Big Question, and Science. Children will earn raffle tickets for each task completed. Children can finish the tasks at their own pace, ensuring all the tasks are done by the deadline provided. At the end of each half term, we will draw some raffle tickets from the class box where children will earn some prizes.
At Heathfield, we encourage children to read and read more to improve their reading and comprehension skills. We have started Reading Promotion at Heathfield, where children earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards, once they have read a certain number of books. To achieve these awards, children can take a book home, complete a book review, and then take a new book.
In Year 5 children will get various opportunities to enhance their skills in balancing, defending, striking, catching through sports like gymnastics, Rugby, and Hockey. Children must bring their PE kits to school every week. PE will take place on Friday.
At Heathfield, we encourage children to use their best handwriting at all times. To help children improve their handwriting we follow a scheme where children get to practice their handwriting in class every week. I would encourage children to carry on practicing their handwriting at home too.
Times tables are practiced daily in Year 5. The expectation is that the children should now know all the times tables up to and including the 12 times tables. They play a key part in the maths lessons, specifically in areas such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and area.
Here is the link which children can use at home to practice and learn their times tables.
The Big Question concept is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in children’s work. Children use a Big Question, expressed as a question, as the starting point. Using the information gained from our school context, a series of small questions are then planned. The Big Question needs to make sense to the children and be something that is within their immediate understanding.
Each Big Question is planned in detail keeping in mind that children have the opportunity to enhance their personal skills, gain the relevant skills, and knowledge through detailed and structured lessons. We undertake pre-tasks to see what children already know and build on that knowledge as we go along. We also implement various retrieval practice techniques like quizzes, matching games to help children retain the learning in long-term memory.
Each term begins with the Big Question:
Autumn Term - Vikings: Vicious or Victorious?
Spring Term - What did the the 'Golden Age' give us?
Summer Term - Should Manchester be the next capital of England?
In this term the children will explore why the Vikings came to Britain; how they travelled here; what Viking life was like and how it is different to life today.
Children will be encouraged to formulate their own opinions to answer the 'Big Question'.
- Art Golden Age Knowledge Organiser
- D&T Golden Age Knowledge Organiser
- Geography Golden Age Knowledge Organiser
- History Golden Age Knowledge Organiser