We would like to offer you and your child an incredibly warm welcome to Year 5 and an even warmer welcome back to school since Summer. In Year 5, we have high expectations of all of the children, through behaviour and being ready to learn and grow as a team and individuals. We are looking forward to teaching and guiding them throughout the rest of this year. We will work hard and make sure we have lots of fun along the way and having a strong relationship between home and school will lead to a rewarding year for us all, but especially your wonderful children.
Our classroom is a happy and positive working environment where praise and encouragements are used to motivate, support and empower all of the children. We ask that each child tries their best and develops a resilient attitude towards learning. We value the support you give your child at home with reading, spelling, learning times tables and delving into any topic based research or interests your children may express.
The Curriculum Overview for learning for the year is shared on this page. It gives a brief outline of the subjects and learning objectives we will teach throughout Year 5. We will continue to update this page periodically, sharing details of our exciting learning experiences and include any useful links to support your child’s learning from home.
Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions throughout the year.
Our class email is y5D@ourlady-st-gerards.lancs.sch.uk
Robinwood Information November 2021
New to Our School September 2021
From the beginning of the year, our school implemented a new Behaviour Policy which is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):
Consistent, calm adult behaviour,
First attention to best conduct,
Scripting difficult conversations,
We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.
Year 5 text overview
Recommended Reading Books
We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books. These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries. These lists are chosen because they:
- link with our curriculum for each year group
- represent different cultures
- introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors
- ensure progression
- match topics of interests for our children
- tackle current themes
Meet The Teacher
The PowerPoint shared at this year's 'Meet the Teacher' is below.