Rowanfield Junior School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5



The Year Five teachers are:

Miss Lees - Class 16

Miss Hickman - Class 17

Mr Thomas - Class 18 

Mrs Cawsey, Mrs Morley, Mrs Webb, Ms Rimell, and Miss Jones will also be supporting the children’s learning in Year 5. Mr Aldred and Mrs Almond will cover Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) for classes. I am sure you will soon recognise/get to know us all.


Year 5 marks the move from children from lower to upper Key Stage 2. The essence of this year is to provide the children with opportunities to gain independence and to help them become more responsible. We continue building upon the lower Key Stage 2 curriculum and prepare them for their final year at Rowanfield Junior School in Year 6.


3D Curriculum-


Our exciting and engaging 3D-cirriculum is based on the core values of Responsibility, Respect and Fairness. We will be using looking at Crime and Punishment from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the 21st century and considering the following key questions-

What was it like living in the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian period?

What was crime and punishment like during these times?


We will then be using P4C (philosophy for children) sessions to discuss and evaluate the fairness of crime and punishment in all of these times periods and which we agree with most.



Gather and organise ideas (I)

Produce a finished outcome which I am proud to present (D)

Evaluate my own and others work (E)


Physical Education (P.E) and Games


P.E and Games will be taught twice weekly. All children will need a suitable indoor and outdoor kit. The whole school also takes part daily in a Mile Run or Wake & Shake. It is vital they have the correct, labelled kit in school at all times. In Autumn term, children will have the opportunity to enjoy football, basketball and indoor gymnastic sessions. Year Five are also lucky enough to be having swimming lessons this year.


All classes will also have the opportunity to experience our ‘Forest School’. For these sessions, they will need old clothes, a waterproof coat (that you don’t mind getting muddy) and a pair of wellingtons. We will send out further correspondence when it is applicable to your child.




Spelling and Maths


A Spelling letter was sent home at the start of the term which has all your child’s Common Exception Words and also their curriculum spellings to practise and learn at home. Weekly Maths homework will be set, linking to what has been covered in class. English or Spelling homework will also be given. All homework will be handed out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. We try to always include examples on the homework to help parents/carers with supporting children.




School challenges the children to read for 15 minutes every day and are asked to bring reading books to school every day. Your child will have a ZPD score which will guide them on which book to pick from our school library. It is really important that children are also given the opportunity to read and be heard reading at home, not only to improve fluency but also help them with the understanding of the text. There are examples of questions to use on your child’s reading record.



What have we been learning about? What will we be learning about?


Subject Term 1 Term 2

English Journey Tale Non-Chronological Report Defeating the Monster Text Non-fiction Text

Maths Place Value Rapid Recall Four Operations Formal Written Methods Four Operations Fractions Decimals and Percentages

Science Space

3D Curriculum Crime and Punishment Through the Ages

Music Living on a Prayer

R.E. Christianity

P.E. Real P.E./Basketball Gym/Football

PSHCE Relationships – Friends and Family Health and Wellbeing Living in the wider world – Media influence Living in the wider world – Internet safety