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160912 Parents Meeting Intro Year 5

160912 Parents Meeting Intro Year 5

This is our prayer to you.
Help us to enjoy our school while we learn.
Teach us to respect ourselves and each other.
Show everyone how to care for each other as you care for us.
Give us the skills to use our talents wisely for the good of

ourselves and others.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,


Our Mission Statement:

Our Christian ethos is at the heart of Bilton C of E Junior
School and its community, where we inspire each and all, to
grow and flourish within a creative and supportive
environment ... embracing change and relishing new

We rejoice in our children as individuals and ensure each and
every child is empowered to achieve their full potential
through inspiration learning experiences and high aspirations
for ourselves and others.


Year 5 Staff
Curriculum Overview and changes
Parent partnership
Additional Information & Online safety

Year 5 Staff:


 Chestnut House – 5BG : Miss B Gale (English Co-ordinator)
 Sycamore House – 5FM : Mrs F McKee (Art Co-ordinator & House Leader)
 Oak House – 5SS : Mrs S Satsangi (ICT Co-ordinator & House Leader)

Learning Support Assistants:

 5BG: Ms Mison
 5FM: Mrs Palmer/Mrs Jones
 5SS: Ms Gooch

“It’s not like when I was at school.”

Things change quickly in education, and at no time in the past 25 years has
that been truer than September 2014 when the whole school curriculum
changed for maintained schools throughout England.

So what has changed?

The changes to the curriculum has focussed on ‘higher expectations’ in
various subjects, and it is certainly the case that in some areas the content
of the new primary curriculum is significantly more demanding than in the

For example, in mathematics there is now much greater focus on the skills of
arithmetic and also on working with fractions.

In English lessons there will now be more attention paid to the study of
grammar and spelling; an area which was far less notable in previous curricula.

So what has changed?

If your child is achieving well, rather than moving on to the following year
group’s work we will encourage more in-depth and investigative work to allow a
greater mastery and understanding of concepts and ideas.

In Year 5 we use tests at all stages of children’s learning - these are part of
a normal classroom routine, and support teachers’ assessment and aid in the
measure of progress in the intervening years from when the children take
their KS1 and KS2 SATs. We will then provide accompanying information to
parents to explain how your child/children are progressing – it makes
attending those parents’ evenings all the more important!


During the years of upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6), children use
their knowledge of number bonds and multiplication tables to tackle more
complex problems, including larger multiplication and division, and meeting
new material. In Year 5, this includes more work on calculations with
fractions and decimals, and using considerably larger numbers than

Much of the knowledge in Year 5 relies on number facts being easily
recalled. For example, to find common factors or to make simple
conversions, knowledge of multiplication tables is essential. Any practice at
home to keep these skills sharp will certainly be appreciated by your child’s
class teacher!

English & Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling:

In upper Key Stage 2 your child will increasingly meet a wider range of texts
and types of writing, and will be encouraged to use their skills in a broader
range of contexts. Their knowledge of grammar will also increase as they
prepare for the National Curriculum Tests to be taken in the summer term of
Year 6.

For many parents, the grammatical terminology used in schools may not be
familiar. An example:


As children get older, they begin to meet more abstract concepts in science
– things which are not so easily tested in the classroom, such as the bodies
of the solar system, or changes of state. They will continue to carry out
experiments but may also use more secondary resources for research or

Plenty of exciting experiments can take place at home looking at reversible
and irreversible changes. Try searching online for the ‘vinegar bomb’
experiment, or the now-famous ‘Coke and Mentos’ experiment

Year 5 Curriculum:

At primary school, English, Maths and Science are the core subjects which
make up the bulk of the timetable. That said, the other foundation subjects
play a key part in providing a broad and balanced curriculum. All eight of
these subjects are a compulsory part of the National Curriculum.


We will be largely free to follow our own curriculum in Art, while providing a
broad experience for our students. Children will explore a range of different
techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture, and will use a variety of
materials, from pencil and paint to charcoal and clay, to create their own art

Year 5 Curriculum:

Computing :

There are three main strands of the Computing curriculum: information
technology, digital literacy and computer science.

Design and Technology :

This subject includes cooking, which will be taught in all primary schools,
with children finding out about a healthy diet and preparing simple dishes. It
also includes the more traditional design elements in which children will
design, make and evaluate products while learning to use a range of tools and
techniques for construction.

Year 5 Curriculum:


Your child will find out about different places in the UK, Europe and the
Americas through studying small regions in each, and comparing these to other
areas, including their own locality.


The area of study that Year 5 will be studying is Mayan civilisation. In BJS we
will teach a chronological order with our history topics.

Music :

In music, children will perform pieces both alone and as part of a group using
their own voice and a range of musical instruments, including those with tuning
such as ukelele or keyboards.

Year 5 Curriculum:


A foreign language is compulsory for children in Key Stage 2 and French is
taught by a language specialist, Madame Mulley.

Physical Education :

The range of games and sports taught in Upper Key Stage are broader, and
the children will also take part in outdoor and adventurous activities such
as orienteering. They will perform dances, take part in athletics and
gymnastics, and attempt to achieve personal bests in various activities. In
addition, all children should learn to swim at some point during their
primary school career.

Year 5 Curriculum:


As children get older, they will increasingly take responsibility for their own

work and homework tasks. That’s not to say that parents can’t help though.

Encourage your child to work independently on their homework, but also take

the opportunity to discuss it with them and to have them explain their

understanding to you. £3.50

- English
- Maths

Half termly
- Home learning


Reading regularly to an adult across a wide range of genres.

Spellings – your child will have a list of spellings to learn each week which
will be tested on a Friday.

MyMaths homework set weekly in line with topics covered that week
during lessons. Children will be issued with individual passwords this week.

Additional work to support the learning of timestables will be sent home
for the children that require it.

Parent Partnership:

Monitor your child completing their Home Learning/Mymaths/CGP book
ensure they are completing their work to the best of their ability and are
handing in on time.

Ensure your child reads regularly and reads a good variety of different

Ensure your child knows their times tables – practise, practise, practise

Discuss school and topics with your child.

Practise with every day life, mental skills- addition and subtraction,
telling the time, money and word problems.

Watch the news and discuss topical issues.

Parent Partnership:

Resources to aid your child with their learning.
This is a fee paying site – your child will
have a username and password to access

Use the website to research information for Home Learning activities
but please do not allowed your child to just cut and paste!

Additional Information:

Curriculum Trips – Coombe Abbey
Mexican Food tasting and making
Anglo Saxon vistor
PGL residential trip – Mrs Norton to coordinate – Spring Term

Community Volunteers:

We are always pleased to accept offers of help in school.
If you have some time to spare, you could, for example:
• Listen to readers,
• Practise times tables,
• Support handwriting,
• Keep the library running well,
• Help with the allotment,
• Support cooking, craft, DT projects,
• Lunchtime clubs (eg knitting)

The list is endless – many of our parents/carers have wonderful
skills that could be used to inspire and challenge our children so please
get in touch and let us know!

For more information or to volunteer some
Help, please contact Mrs Stanford or Mrs Vipond through the
school office and leave your details.

Online safety:

Our Online Safety policy reflects the importance of using
information systems and electronic communication safely.
We aim to keep our children safe online in school and
promote their safety at home when using mobile phones,
games consoles and wireless technology. We feel it is
important to educate our children on the benefits, risks
and responsibilities of using information technology.

Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining how to stay
safe and behave smartly online (SMART rules) throughout
the year.

We also have a Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017

Online safety:

We are all able to recognise that the internet is an
essential element in modern day life.

Here are a few tips for safe internet use:
• Set time limits for internet use. Balance time on the

computer with time outside or other activities.
• Ensure your child understands why it is important not

to publish private information.
• Placing internet access in communal rooms is a wise

• Discourage meeting online friends unless an adult is


For further information please see the school website under, school info, online


[email protected]

Please contact the school office, in the first
instance if you wish to speak to a class teacher.

Q&A session
Thank you!

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