Pupils in Year 5 are in split into two classes: 5A and 5Alpha.
During the morning, learning is mainly focused on developing pupils as readers, writers and mathematicians. Our afternoon sessions support pupils to use their morning learning in arithmetic, grammar and spelling as well as developing their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas: Religious Education (RE), Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), Geography and History. Another huge focus in our afternoons is Group Reading. Each child reads once a week with the class teacher within a small group. This is a chance for pupils to have some one-to-one time with the teacher, sharing their love of stories with one another, whilst discussing themes; characters; language and many other aspects of reading. Over the week, pupils are taught by specialist teachers for Art, Physical Education (PE), French and Science.
We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely together. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s progress - just pop in and see us at the end of the school day. Our doors are always open!
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
These are the times that apply to a year 5 pupil’s school day.
|08:55||Pupils line up in playground|
In the morning, class teachers will collect their pupils from the playground and take them to their classrooms ready to start the day promptly.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
|Miss Andrea Sperling||5A - class teacher|
|Miss Sophie Eaton||5 alpha - class teacher|
This year, Year 5 have been involved with a local project called ‘Imagineers’. They have visited the Imagineerium (a creative workshop that involves a range of professionals in the arts) and have also visited Charter House.
As a result of Coventry winning the city of culture, Charter House has been given money to be revamped and turned into a new park which will have a range of new features. One of these includes an arts trail.
In 5A, we are working with the Imagineers’ team to create a “marvellous machine” that will represent the history of Coventry and World War 1. Pupils are learning about the history of Coventry through drama as this knowledge will be the basis for their machine design. This project focusses on pupils learning in a creative way, focussing on their art, drama, science and engineering skills.
Finally, their designs will be sketched by a professional graphic designer and pupils will make a prototype. This will then be entered into a competition with 5 other schools around Coventry to find a winner! The winning design will be seen in the Charter House grounds in the future!
In early July, Year 5 pupils also have the opportunity to attend a residential trip at Explore in Suffolk where they participate in a range of outdoor activities.
Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday. It will usually involve spelling and arithmetic. Pupils are also expected to read daily and record this on their class chart. They will also be expected to continue to learn their times tables in order to ensure that by the end of Year 5 they have a rapid recall of these.
The following strands will be covered across the three terms:
Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
To enable them to prepare for their final year in primary school, both classes will spend a week in Year 6 during July 2017 with their new teachers.
Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk - Childcare and parenting)
primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)