Welcome to Year 5

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen… can change the world.”  – Malala Yousafzai

Mrs Cooper

Mrs Cooper

Y5 Class Teacher, Senior Leader, Assessment Coordinator, RE Coordinator, Collective Worship Coordinator

Miss Quenby

Miss Quenby

Teaching Assistant

Year 5 Prayer Table

Year 5 Prayer Table

Long Term Curriculum Overview

To find out more about our Year 5 curriculum, please look at the jigsaw below.

Year 5 Long Term Curriculum Overview
Burn2Learn

Burn2Learn

Physically Active Learning

Academic Year 2021-22

Welcome back to school!! I hope you have enjoyed your summer holiday and you’re ready for a brilliant year in Year 5! I am super excited to be welcoming you back into school and into your brand new class in Year 5. I can’t wait to get to know you all better and have some fun. We have some great things planned for Year 5 so I hope you can start to feel excited for the year ahead.  I have heard such great things about you all and how you are such a great class to teach so I can’t wait to see that for myself!

I will do everything I can this year to make sure you are all happy, confident, engaged and active learners and that you embrace all the opportunities that Year 5 brings. This of course includes some more responsibilities which I am sure you are all up for the challenge of!

The Year 5 curriculum will be tailored to engage the children in their learning, build on the their interests, make links to their previous learning in other years as well as to their role in the community of Wetherby, and the wider world itself.  The children will be encouraged to be active, resilient and ambitious  learners, aiming for the very best they can achieve academically, personally and spiritually. There will be experiences built in along the way to inspire learning and to inspire the children for their future roles as active citizens. All the children will be able to succeed and thrive by giving their very best efforts!

Keep checking our class web page, as very soon, it will start to fill up with all of the fun learning we get up to in Year 5!

School Trips, Visits and Workshops

  • Swimming lessons weekly at Wetherby Leisure Centre
  • Y5/6 Shakespeare Production
  • Inspiring You Week: Leeds United Visit with Mr Gray, Women in Science/Dentistry Workshop with Dr. Hodgson, Dogs Trust Workshop, Martial Arts Workshop
  • Houses of Parliament and Houses of Commons Virtual Tour – Online Workshop
  • Junior Warrior
  • Jorvik Viking Centre Trip

Y5/6 Statutory Spellings

Please encourage your children to practise these compulsory Year 5 and 6 spellings, these are essential and should be practised alongside weekly spellings.

Y5 & Y6 Statutory Spellings

At St Joseph’s, we are so grateful for the invaluable support that our parents and carers provide for our pupils. We know how well our families have been able to adapt to home learning so now that we can welcome all of our pupils back to school, we wanted to provide opportunities for our pupils to continue their learning at home, if they choose to. The homework given will prepare and support your child’s learning across the curriculum each half term. The homework tasks below are optional. If you would also like to read our homework policy, please follow the link below.

Homework Policy 2022-24

Please follow the links below to access our online learning platforms that are used for homework. Weekly tasks are set on Spelling Shed, Mathletics and SPAG Online.

Autumn Term

To help you with your learning this term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!

Year 5 Autumn 1 Homework Grid

 

Resources to support optional homework tasks

Remember to stay safe online and to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable!

RE

Here are some links to help you with the grid task above. You might want to conduct your own research in to St. Francis.

St Francis of Assisi – Catholic Online Biography: St Francis of Assisi Franciscan Media: St Francis of Assisi

 

English

To support you with your learning this half term in English, you will find some activities linked to spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading.

Spellings

Here are the Y3/4 statutory spellings. Y3/4 Statutory Spellings

Here are the Year 5/6 statutory spellings. Y5/6 Statutory Spellings

Grammar & Punctuation

BBC Bitesize has lots of useful clips, activities and videos to help you with your learning in Year 5. These can help to embed previous learning or become more confident with concepts you will be taught this half term.

BBC Bitesize: KS2 Grammar Links BBC Bitesize: KS2 Spelling Links

Reading

Our class text this half term will be: Who Let the Gods Out

Click on the link below to find the first chapter to read. We will be reading this together in class too.

Who Let the Gods Out – Extract Chapter One

 

Maths

Times tables are key in your learning in Maths! I know these were something you worked hard on in Year 4 so now it’s time to keep that bubbling and keep on top of your times tables. Below are some activities you will find useful to help you with practising them.

Top Marks Games Timestables.co.uk Oxford Owl Times Tables Activities and Games

Here are some games you could download, print and play as a family too.

3x tables 4x tables 5x tables 6x tables 7x tables 8x tables 9x tables 10x tables 11x tables 12x tables Mixture of times tables Times Tables Dice Game

Please use the link below to check your learning and knowledge of times tables. You will be able to see how your score and time improves each time.

Maths Frame Times Table Check

Shape

Here are some guides and worksheets to support you with the grid task above.

3D Shape Posters 3D Shape Properties 3D Shape Matching Cards Activity Worksheet[/button]

 

Geography

These links below will help you to complete the grid task.

World Map with Continents & Oceans Seven Continents Activity Worksheet Blank World Map

 

Science

I hope you enjoy creating the model to show the Earth and Moon’s orbit. Here is a worksheet that will help you to create it – or you could try it free hand!

Earth, Moon & Sun Model (guide)

 

History

If you would like to learn more about Ancient Greece (our topic for the next full term!), there are some great videos, clips and activities on BBC Bitesize all about the Greeks! Just follow the link below.

BBC Bitesize: Ancient Greece

You could also watch this compilation of the Groovy Greeks from the Horrible Histories programme. This is always a good one to watch – it’s fun and you will be learning at the same time!

 

Spring Term 2022

To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!

Spring 1 Homework Grid

 

Resources to support optional homework tasks

Remember to stay safe online and to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable!

RE

Watch the video of the parable of the Wise and Foolish Man (also known as the parable of the two houses). Create a comic strip to retell this parable and include a final box at the end that explains the meaning of this parable to us and how we can use this parable in our own lives. Use the comic strip template below.

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English

Our class text this half term (Spring 1) is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Here are some activities to support you in reading and writing. Below are Chapters 1 – 4 that we will read in class together. Use these to support you with these tasks.

the-explorer-katherine-rundell-extract

Chapter 3 The Explorer PDF

Explorer Chapter 4 The River PDF

Reading

Choose one scene in the book to draw a picture of – e.g. draw the plane crash site, or the clearing or the river that they find. You can also complete some of your reading challenges in your reading jotter linked to our class text. Here are some I recommend completing linked to our class text.

Writing Task 1 

Write a setting description of the Amazon rainforest. Use the 5 senses word mat to help you – think ‘paint a vivid picture’ and ‘explode the moment’ like we do in class. Don’t give it away straight away – build it up and keep the reader guessing.

5 senses mat (scaffold provided)          5 senses mat (scaffold provided and type on)

Writing Task 2

You all say how much you would love to write your own story so now is your chance! You can write your story about anything you choose! There are some planning templates below to help you gather your thoughts and ideas. This will help you to complete the homework grid task above.

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Maths

Times tables are key in your learning in Maths! I know these were something you worked hard on in Year 4 so now it’s time to keep that bubbling and keep on top of your times tables. Below are some activities you will find useful to help you with practising them.

Top Marks Games Timestables.co.uk Oxford Owl Times Tables Activities and Games

Please use the link below to check your learning and knowledge of times tables. You will be able to see how your score and time improves each time.

Maths Frame Times Table Check

Here are some Maths booklets to keep your maths skills from Year 4 bubbling as well as revising and developing your skills of Year 5 content. The answers are included.

Year-5-SpringThemed-Maths-Activity-Booklet         Answers

Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet           Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet – Answers

Geography

Here is a fact file research template to help you research a country in North or South America. You might want to choose one that is close to the Amazon rainforest.

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Science

Here is a sorting activity to help you with key vocabulary we will be learning about this half term in Science in school: Science word cards task PDF

History

Find out more about the Mayan Civilization through Horrible Histories.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2 2022

Spring 2 Homework Grid

Resources to support you:

Science

Here is a resource to help you: Parts of a plant/flower labelling activity

Here is the full film of ‘Our Planet’ to support you in the Science task.

 

 

RE

Learn more about the very special celebration that is Easter. We will mark the start of Lent at the beginning of Spring 2 and will learn about Holy Week before we break up for the Easter holidays. Learn more about Easter by watching this video.

Art

Follow this tutorial to begin to draw different animals. Here you will develop your understanding of structure and form also. 

French

Practise your pronunciation of pets in French with Alexa before you create your picture.