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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5: a place where children can mature and grow and are encouraged to explore the breadth of their talents. As children move into upper Key Stage Two, they begin to focus their skills and begin to master a higher level of understanding whilst discovering the joy of learning.

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.

In our first novel, Narnia, we will let our imaginations run free by exploring the white winter world that lies behind the wardrobe. 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 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, ‘Time Travellers,’ and ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence,’ where we will travel back through history, and ‘Scream Machine’ where children will plunge head first into our science and DT topic, investigating the world of roller coasters and fairgrounds. These topics will unquestionably spark the children’s imagination and, paired with exciting trips, provide meaningful learning that can last a lifetime.

What the teacher says:

I thoroughly enjoy working at Browney Academy and I am thrilled to be working with the wonderful Year 5 children this year. I aim to create an environment where children are encouraged daily, work hard and believe in themselves, and through this, I believe that every child is more than capable of achieving.
Mrs Gibson

What the children say:

I think Browney Academy is a wonderful place. I have learnt many things including my rights, friendships, new maths and English and much more. Browney is a place that feels like a second home (Alex).

What the children say:

There are so many things I love about this school. Year 5 has been amazing so far and I can’t wait to see what else is in store (Phoebe).