Jordan    –  Mrs R Sivia  5S
Owens    –  Ms P Williams  5W
Teaching Assistants – Mrs  Akhtar, Mrs Awan  5S    Mrs Abbas, Mrs  Kauser  5W

About Year 5

Year 5 is when children join Upper Key Stage 2 – we are getting ready for the demands of Year 6!


Year 5 Active Curriculum Overview 2014-15

Updates from the Class


Monday 5 January 2015

Guided Reading: Children engage in discussions about books that they read as a group. They carry out activities to enhance their understanding of the content and structure of both fiction and non-fiction texts. All groups will work with an adult at least once a week but are encouraged to work independently to complete tasks set.

Reading Journals: The children have individual to record independent reading and are encouraged to make comments about their reading preferences and express their opinions. The journals are regularly checked by the class teacher and children’s comments are discussed. We also welcome any comments from parents in their child’s reading journal.

Class Reading Journal: Each child has the opportunity to take the Class Reading Journal  home over the course of a weekend. In the journal they are asked to write a review of a book they have recently read and return this on Monday. They then present their review to the class.


Homework Information

Homework is given out on Fridays and is expected back by the following Wednesday. This will include MyMaths tasks which are completed on-line. Children have been given individual log-ins to enable them to access this homework – if children are unable to log in then they should speak to their class teacher immediately so this can be resolved. A topic based task is also set which is sometimes linked to Literacy, Science or the Active Curriculum. Children are encouraged to be creative and present their homework findings in a variety of ways, e.g. models, oral presentations, PowerPoints etc.

Trips and Visitors

This term we are hoping to visit a Buddhist Temple as part of the R.E. syllabus.

As well as this we are hoping to visit the local reservoir and a Canal Museum.


Timetable information




On Monday and Friday.

Please ensure children’s kit is in school.

Mobile Library: Year 5 are timetabled to visit the library on the following dates:

Dates to be confirmed

Schools Library: The children will visit the school library once a week.




This Term’s Topics

This term we will be studying Canals in Birmingham in Summer 1 and in Summer 2 we will be finding out about the Pre-Raphaelites.

In Literacy we will be writing non-chronological reports, debating, exploring discussion texts, classic poetry and visual literacy.

Our Science topics this term is looking at life cycles and we are lucky enough to have some hatching eggs arriving this first half term.

During Summer 2 we will be exploring light and how we see.