The Key Stage Two curriculum offers children new challenges that enable them to demonstrate their unique skill sets and resilience. The children in Year 5 continue their journey of learning, taking on the responsibility of being some of the oldest pupils in school and mastering new skills along the way, whether it be academically, artistically or socially. Children are encouraged and supported to run with their ideas and become the best they can be.
We are excited to be continuing with our ‘Maths - No Problem!’ scheme, which adopts a spiral design aiming to carefully build up children’s understanding of mathematical concepts outlined in the National Curriculum. This scheme places fluency and problem solving at the heart of lessons, enabling pupils to grasp new concepts through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. Lessons focus on developing a deep understanding of number and place value, as well as geometry, measurement, area and perimeter and lots more!
In English, children will continue to have daily reading lessons, advancing their fluency and expression when reading out loud and develop a secure comprehension of what they are reading. The children love reading our action-packed novels and are engrossed in the high-quality literature explored in class.
While reading our first classic novel from the 1950s, Tom’s Midnight Garden, we will let our imaginations grow by exploring the magical garden that appears to a young boy stuck inside during a quarantine. This exciting novel will lend us the opportunity to explore figurative language and symbolism, learn new vocabulary and use comparative adjective and adverbs to describe, helping us to become creative authors ourselves. Our writing sessions will include a focus on grammar, punctuation, and spelling to help us polish and perfect our writing skills.
At Browney Academy, our History and personal differences are greatly celebrated through our creative curriculum. Our exciting range of topics in Year 5 include: ‘Off with Her Head,’ a topic investigating the terrifying Tudors, ‘Firedamp and Davy Lamps,’ and ‘Pharaohs,’ where we will travel back through history. In ‘Scream Machine’ the children will plunge headfirst into our science and DT topic, investigating the world of roller coasters and fairgrounds, and ‘Sow, Grow and Farm’ will help us look at local geography and gain gardening skills. These topics will unquestionably spark the children’s imagination and, paired with exciting memorable experiences, provide meaningful learning that can last a lifetime.