Welcome to Year 5
The staff that work in this year group are:
- Ms Seward (Assistant Head)
- Miss Dardi (5A Class Teacher)
- Miss Begun (5B Class teacher)
- Miss Taylor (5C Class Teacher)
The year 5 English curriculum at Hillary Primary School is inclusive, broad, and stimulating. We follow the ‘Power of Reading’ outline because it enables our children to become exposed to a rich, sophisticated range of books and vocabulary that enables many opportunities to develop their writing, comprehension and speaking and listening.
Our curriculum provides endless opportunities for children to discover their strengths in not only reading and writing but also exciting drama to boost their confidence. It encourages adaptability as well as communicative competence. It puts language into context, and by giving children this experience, it arms them with resilience for tackling the world out side the classroom. Some of the things we will explore include:
· Persuasive writing
· Writing letters
· Diary entries
· Setting descriptions
Children will learn to use more complex word forms and clauses, to use uncommon punctuation, and to build cohesion by linking ideas across their writing.
Some of the books we will be reading are:
· The promise by Nicola Davies
· The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton
· Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
And MANY MORE!
At Hillary Primary School, we use White Rose Maths which is an award-winning scheme for teaching and learning mathematics to young learners. It has been developed in accordance with the UK education system by a team of mathematicians who have spent years developing innovative ways to teach mathematics, it also supports Maths Mastery.
It will be an exciting time in year 5. We have so many interesting things to find out about.
In the Autumn term we will be studying the UK in Geography and Ancient Greece in History to link with our English Texts. In Science, we will be researching into Materials and their properties and Forces in Science.
During the Spring term we will be Exploring Volcanoes in Geography and Benin in History. As a link to our English text we will be studying Earth and Space in Science as well as Living things and their Habitats.
For the final term in year 5 we will look at the countries in South America in Geography and World War 2 in History. We will be Researching Animals including humans and completing a special project in Science.
As you can see it will be an interesting year.
Attendance & Punctuality
It is vital that your child attends school and that they are on time every day. The doors will be open for 10 minutes for children to arrive. Please try and book any appointments outside of the school day where possible.
Children may bring in a clean water bottle to drink from during the school day. Children are able to re-fill bottles at school. Please ensure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Year 5 children are able to purchase toast and a drink to eat at break time. This needs to be booked and paid for in advance via the School Gateway app.
Toast – 50p per day (2 slices)
Drinks (water, orange juice, chocolate milkshake, strawberry milkshake) – 50p per day
Alternatively, children are able to bring a healthy snack from home, such as fruit.
Children are able to have a hot dinner from school for their lunch, this must be paid for and ordered on the School Gateway app in advance. The cut off for ordering is 8am on a daily basis. Dinners are £2.20 per day. Alternatively, children may bring in a healthy packed lunch from home if they prefer.
Please note: We are a nut free school as we have many children with serious allergies. Please do not send anything into school that contains nuts, this includes chocolate spread.
If your child is entitled to free school meals, you must still make a meal selection on the app. If you do not make a selection on the app, your child will receive a jacket potato. The cut off for ordering is 8am on a daily basis.
Our Menu’s can be found under the Parent tab - Lunch Menus
Uniforms and PE kits
A reminder of Uniform and PE kit can be found on the ‘Parents’ section of the school website. PE kits must be worn to school on PE days only. If children arrive to school in sports attire that is not plain and logo free then you will be contacted to drop off the correct PE uniform for your child to change in to. Click link to take you to the Uniform page
Please ensure you have the School Gateway app downloaded to your phone – you will need this to pay for everything in school, including trips. If you require any assistance in using the app, please get in touch. Click on the link below to get started: