Year 5

A Typical day in Year 5

8:45am – 9:00am – Registration – Pupils arrive in class and hand in their reading records and homework on the relevant days. During this time, pupils will have a morning challenge displayed and access to Lexia and IDL.

9:00am – 10:15am – Maths – Children in Year 5 are taught in three maths sets to enable pupils to work at an appropriate pace to their ability.

The principal focus is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of number (place value, the four operations and fractions, decimals and percentages) and develop their understanding of shape, space and measure. Pupils have access to resources such as place value counters, place value grids and multiplication squares to support them and they are taught to access these with increasing independence.

10:15am – 10:30am – Break

10:30am – 12:10pm – English – Children in Year 5 are taught in three Literacy sets to enable pupils to work at an appropriate pace to their ability.

The lesson is split into two parts: domain reading and writing. Writing includes, spelling, grammar, punctuation and handwriting. The skills developed during these lessons then feed into our writing pieces.

During our reading domain lesson all pupils are given opportunities to improve their reading comprehension skills and writing abilities by utilising a range of different approaches understanding text.

12:10pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:45pm – Foundation Subjects – This includes Geography, History, Music, PE, Science, PSHE, Art, French, Computing, RE and DT.

2:45pm – 3:00pm class reading

Reading at home and homework

Each week, children in Year 5 are expected to read at least 5 times to (or in the presence of) an adult/older sibling. Regular reading of a variety of texts not only widens your child’s vocabulary and comprehension skills but supports their ability to become an effective writer.

Please help your child by checking that they understand the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary and by asking them questions about what they have read, including going beyond the literal meaning. Here are a few examples:

  • What do you think will happen next? Why?
  • How did the story begin? What happened in the middle? How did it end?
  • What was the main feeling in the story (e.g. Was it happy, sad…?) and why was this so?
  • Did you learn any new words from this story, if so what?

Homework diaries are checked weekly and rewards are given to children who read to an adult at home regularly.

Children are given two pieces of homework per week. This is given out on a Friday and expected back in on a Thursday.