Welcome to Year 5
Class teachers are:
Teaching assistants are as follows:-
Please find below the Year 5 welcome meeting presentation
Year 5 Welcome meeting
Topics and Curriculum
You will find the weekly timetable in your child’s diary. Year 5 covers some exciting topics such as:-
- History: Shang Dynasty of China and ancient Maya.
- Geography: settlements and rivers
- Science: Plants, materials, and ourselves
- Art: shells, Van Gogh's sunflowers and Ancient Mayan art
- Design & Technology: shelters, biscuits/flapjacks, and alarm systems
- PSHE topics: laws, financial responsibility, healthy eating, drugs, safety and birth and death.
- Sex & Relationship Education: puberty changes and hygiene
- Computing includes:digital art, audio/video editing, cryptography and coding
- PE & Games includes: gymnastics, rock & roll dancing, football, rugby, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, athletics, and cricket. We also in Year 5 have swimming for 8 weeks; one class Autumn Term and another in the Spring or Summer Term.
- Faith & Philosophy - Christianity & Islam
For more specific information on what the Year 5 pupils will be studying this term click here. We will shortly be publishing the Autumn 2019 Curriculum Map.
Year 5 Curriculum maps
If you wish to find out more about the National Curriculum then you can click here.
Children will normally receive three pieces of homework per week and should spend 45 minutes on each piece.
- English homework will be given on Monday for return on Wednesday
- Maths homework will be given on Wednesday for return on Friday
- Topic homework will be project based and will be given two times every half term. The homework will always link to a foundation subject and we expect children to spend about an hour a week on the overall activity. Children are expected to keep a track of their homework expectations and hand in date in their homework diary.
Homework needs to be recorded by the child in their homework diaries and signed by a parent or carer.
If homework is not completed on time children will go to the Catch Up Zone until work is handed in but will be asked to do the homework at home.
We ask children to read at least three times per week and write down in the reading record what they have read and how many pages. We ask for parents/carers to sign and date individually each time they read and their reading record must be handed in every Wednesday. They will be asked to go to the Catch Up Zone if this is not handed in our completed.
We ask you to avoid reading at home the books we study in class which are:-
• “Wolf Wilder" by Katherine Rundell
• “Who Let the God's Out" by Maz Evans
• "Can you see me?" by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott
Please practise times tables at home and we will test them in class so they can work towards their certificates. The children will be set regular times tables practise using Time Tables Rockstars and the expectation is that this will form part of their Maths homework and should be completed a minimum of 3 times per week. They may have other battles and challenges set and they will be advised of this for recording in to their homework diaries as required. For more information about how we teach maths and measure times table go to the Maths link.
Visits and trips
To help broaden the children’s learning, enjoyment and understanding of their topics, we offer a range of visits and trips.
- They do a river walk along the Hogsmill.
- They receive a visit from a Life Education mobile classroom where the children look at how drugs affect our bodies and teaches the children through role-play, ways to resist negative peer influences.
- Then in the Summer Year 5 get stuck into a week of outdoor adventure at Little Canada on the Isle of Wight which is a great team building residential trip.
More information about all these trips and visits and any costs will be sent out nearer the time.
Your child is now part of the Upper school and we start to build their personal organisation and responsibility with the lead up to Secondary School so please encourage your child to hand in their own slips, and remember their water bottles, homework diary, homework etc.
Any questions or concerns
Your class teacher should be your first point of contact and can be contacted with their professional email Mrs Kidwai at SKidwai@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk, Mrs Crabb at PCrabb@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk and Miss Sarjeant at KSarjeant@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk If it is an urgent matter please speak to someone in the office and they will be able to help you.