Welcome to Primary 5.

Year 5

In Primary Five we aim to:

Ø  Enthuse and encourage every child to be their best.

Ø  Ensure every child feels valued and respected.

Ø  Enable every child to experience a varied and dynamic curriculum.

Ø  Support every child to make progress at their level across the curriculum.

Ø  Promote a positive attitude towards hard work, challenges and learning.

Ø  Enable every child to develop their ability to be an independent learner.

Ø  Allow every child to develop socially, morally, personally and emotionally.

Ø  Support every child to grow in confidence and self-esteem.

Ø  Support each child in their journey of faith.


Numeracy

Number:·     

Multiplication·     Division·     Addition·     Subtraction·     Fractions·     Time

Topic work:·     Measure·     Shape and Space·     Data Handling·     Processes 

 

Please note:

We will have a strong focus on Mental Maths this year and so it is essential that children are revising and learning their times tables each night and know their number bonds to twenty off by heart e.g. 12 + 8 = 20, 13 + 7 = 20.  They will also be given other Maths facts to learn.


Literacy

 

Writing:·     

Recount·     Instructional·     Poetry·     Persuasion·     Report·     Character Description

Grammar and Punctuation:

Children will revise all areas covered previously and build upon these more extensively.  

The main areas of focus will include:·     Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.·     

Plurals and spelling rules.·     Synonyms and antonyms·     Thesaurus and dictionary skills.·     Punctuation

Reading:

Children will cover an extensive list of reading throughout the year which will be based upon their individual abilities.  A variety of non – fiction texts and novels will be covered.  It is important that children complete their reading homework EVERY night and that an adult signs their reading record. Talk to your child about their guided reading book. Ask questions to check that they understand what they have read. Pick out new vocabulary and discuss the meaning.

 

Talking and Listening:

Children will have the opportunity to engage in whole class and small group discussions.  They will have an opportunity to present to their class and feedback to others and to their teacher.

RELIGION

Children will work through the Year 5 Grow in Love Programme.  They will learn about themselves through the Education for Love programme. 

The World Around Us

Pupils will study a range of topics this year including:·      

  • Walk like an Egyptian ·      
  • War and Conflict·     
  • Sustaining Our World·     
  • Commotion in the Ocean·     
  • Marvellous Me

ICT

Simple databases

Word processing

Internet for retrieval of information.

Art software

A variety of cross-curricular ICT tasks

Use of iPads to develop ICT skills

Children have access to iPads in class on a daily basis. 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Swimming, Gymnastics, Games and associated skills, Athletics, Circuits.

 

ART/MUSIC

A variety of musical and artistic skills will be explored with particular emphasis on Creative and Expressive topics.

 

PDMU

Through a variety of PDMU lessons the children will develop both socially and emotionally. Our main focus this year will be Growth Mindset, Mindfulness and Keeping Safe.

Useful information:

BE PREPARED!

It is vital that children come to school with the necessary equipment.  Pencil, rubber, ruler and sharpener are the minimum requirement.  Colouring equipment is also necessary for homework.  
PUNCTUALITY

Teaching starts at 9.00 am!  Children should be in their seat and ready to work at this time.  Teachers will be in the classroom at 8.45am to enable work to start on time.
ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance is needed for children to make good progress throughout the year.  Illnesses cannot be avoided but please let the teacher know the reason for absences as soon as the child returns to school.
P.E. UNIFORM

P.E is on Monday for both classes. Please wear PE gear each week. This consists of a plain white round neck T-shirt, black shorts or track bottoms and trainers/gutties. No football tops or shorts are permitted. Primary 5 will begin swimming on Wednesdays after Easter.  The cost is £2 per week which should be paid via the school money app.

 iPADS

Children use iPads to enhance their learning. They will use a range of Apps to develop and consolidate understanding especially in Phonics, Numeracy and Literacy. The iPad is also an important tool to help develop IT skills for the 21st Century. Children also enjoy using the iPad to access information to bring the outside world into the classroom.                             

 

Welcome to Primary 5.

Year 5

In Primary Five we aim to:

Ø  Enthuse and encourage every child to be their best.

Ø  Ensure every child feels valued and respected.

Ø  Enable every child to experience a varied and dynamic curriculum.

Ø  Support every child to make progress at their level across the curriculum.

Ø  Promote a positive attitude towards hard work, challenges and learning.

Ø  Enable every child to develop their ability to be an independent learner.

Ø  Allow every child to develop socially, morally, personally and emotionally.

Ø  Support every child to grow in confidence and self-esteem.

Ø  Support each child in their journey of faith.


Numeracy

Number:·     

Multiplication·     Division·     Addition·     Subtraction·     Fractions·     Time

Topic work:·     Measure·     Shape and Space·     Data Handling·     Processes 

 

Please note:

We will have a strong focus on Mental Maths this year and so it is essential that children are revising and learning their times tables each night and know their number bonds to twenty off by heart e.g. 12 + 8 = 20, 13 + 7 = 20.  They will also be given other Maths facts to learn.


Literacy

 

Writing:·     

Recount·     Instructional·     Poetry·     Persuasion·     Report·     Character Description

Grammar and Punctuation:

Children will revise all areas covered previously and build upon these more extensively.  

The main areas of focus will include:·     Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.·     

Plurals and spelling rules.·     Synonyms and antonyms·     Thesaurus and dictionary skills.·     Punctuation

Reading:

Children will cover an extensive list of reading throughout the year which will be based upon their individual abilities.  A variety of non – fiction texts and novels will be covered.  It is important that children complete their reading homework EVERY night and that an adult signs their reading record. Talk to your child about their guided reading book. Ask questions to check that they understand what they have read. Pick out new vocabulary and discuss the meaning.

 

Talking and Listening:

Children will have the opportunity to engage in whole class and small group discussions.  They will have an opportunity to present to their class and feedback to others and to their teacher.

RELIGION

Children will work through the Year 5 Grow in Love Programme.  They will learn about themselves through the Education for Love programme. 

The World Around Us

Pupils will study a range of topics this year including:·      

  • Walk like an Egyptian ·      
  • War and Conflict·     
  • Sustaining Our World·     
  • Commotion in the Ocean·     
  • Marvellous Me

ICT

Simple databases

Word processing

Internet for retrieval of information.

Art software

A variety of cross-curricular ICT tasks

Use of iPads to develop ICT skills

Children have access to iPads in class on a daily basis. 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Swimming, Gymnastics, Games and associated skills, Athletics, Circuits.

 

ART/MUSIC

A variety of musical and artistic skills will be explored with particular emphasis on Creative and Expressive topics.

 

PDMU

Through a variety of PDMU lessons the children will develop both socially and emotionally. Our main focus this year will be Growth Mindset, Mindfulness and Keeping Safe.

Useful information:

BE PREPARED!

It is vital that children come to school with the necessary equipment.  Pencil, rubber, ruler and sharpener are the minimum requirement.  Colouring equipment is also necessary for homework.  
PUNCTUALITY

Teaching starts at 9.00 am!  Children should be in their seat and ready to work at this time.  Teachers will be in the classroom at 8.45am to enable work to start on time.
ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance is needed for children to make good progress throughout the year.  Illnesses cannot be avoided but please let the teacher know the reason for absences as soon as the child returns to school.
P.E. UNIFORM

P.E is on Monday for both classes. Please wear PE gear each week. This consists of a plain white round neck T-shirt, black shorts or track bottoms and trainers/gutties. No football tops or shorts are permitted. Primary 5 will begin swimming on Wednesdays after Easter.  The cost is £2 per week which should be paid via the school money app.

 iPADS

Children use iPads to enhance their learning. They will use a range of Apps to develop and consolidate understanding especially in Phonics, Numeracy and Literacy. The iPad is also an important tool to help develop IT skills for the 21st Century. Children also enjoy using the iPad to access information to bring the outside world into the classroom.