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Year 5

The latest Newsletters for Year 5 can be found below


Year 5 is an exciting year. The children have their first residential trip. They also experience new and fun topics. Throughout the year, they learn how to become enthusiastic and independent learners.

During Maths, the children learn new skills and link these to the real world. Through discussion, children learn how their maths skills can be used in future life and careers. Our lessons are fast paced to keep the children engaged and work well with the children participating in a ‘ping-pong’, question answer type of learning. This means children are always immersed in mathematical discussions and think critically about their maths. The children enjoy taking part in problems and investigations using the mathematical skills they learn and develop over the year. 

In English, we work hard on developing the children’s reading skills. By focussing on retrieval, inference and language skills, the children are able to discuss what they are reading with confidence and opinions. We encourage the children to discuss what they have read and have honest discussions about their reading preferences. We end everyday with our class story and this is a highlight of our day. 

These reading skills help to improve the children’s writing. The writing the children produce is linked to topic work and focusses on the grammar and punctuation skills the children need. We encourage the children to use their imaginations, develop their ideas and discuss improvements.

The rest of the curriculum continues to be exciting and develop the skills the children have learnt and expose them to new ones. By teaching through topics, we link lots of different curriculum areas, such as art, DT, history & geography (just to name a few). The children are able to take risks in a secure environment during their lessons and again we have in-depth discussions about how these skills are transferable to everyday life. We record our thoughts and findings in a variety of ways using computer software, presentations, photographs and so many more. Year 5 is a place where the curriculum comes alive and the children are engaged and fully-immersed in learning. The children leave Year 5 well-equipped for the challenges of Year 6.

    Monks Orchard Primary School

    The Glade, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 7UF
    020 8654 2570