The Year Five class teacher is Mr Sneddon and he is supported by Mrs Paraschive.
The Year 5 pupils are actively encouraged to become independent and resilient learners, whilst still developing the vital skills of team-work and collaboration. We expect our Year 5 children to think critically about the world in which they live and for them to have opinions about and respond to issues on a local, national and international scale.
Year Five pupils are confident and competent mathematicians as a result of the consistent use of the maths mastery approach. They continue to learn about a wide range of mathematical concepts and are able to make reference to prior learning, drawing links to past teaching, when justifying their findings.
Pupils in Year 5 are expected to read fluently and be analytical of the texts they are reading. They are able to justify their opinions of the text using evidence from what they have read. They apply their wide knowledge of various grammatical structures, punctuation and vocabulary for a desired effect on the reader and write for a wide variety of meaningful purposes. Pupils write with a neat, cursive handwriting style and take pride in their writing. Their knowledge and understanding of spelling conventions within the English language are further enhanced and this knowledge is applied to their reading and writing (see below).
The Year 5 curriculum is enriched with a wide variety of broad, balanced and engaging learning experiences. Please see below for a snapshot of their learning across the academic year.