Recommended Reading Books for Year 5
Several parents have asked about suitable texts for their children to read. This website is great for suggesting texts suited to year 5 children.
...Welcome to the Year 5 page 2021/22...
Homework 15th October
Due Friday 22nd October
Write each spelling into a sentence. If you are stuck with a meaning, use a dictionary, the internet or an adult to help. Complete as many of the spellings as you can in 15-20 minutes (the effort is important even if you do not finish all spellings). Talk to either teacher if you are unsure. You also have access to Spelling Shed which you should be using as well.
Read 5 times a week (one time must be signed to say parents/carers have listened).
Welcome to the Year 5 page.
Your teachers in Year 5 are Mr Williams and Mrs Harden. Mrs Taylor is our teaching assistant and supports children with their learning across both classes.
If you wish to contact us then please feel free to e-mail, ring or catch us on the playground after school.
The past 2 school years have been very different, with a great many challenges already and we will strive to make the return to normal school life as smooth as possible, whilst doing all we can to support the children. There will be parts of the curriculum that have been missed in the past, but you do not need to worry, as we will incorporate these into the teaching over the coming months. If you have any worries about any particular parts of the curriculum missed please feel free to contact us and talk with us.
The Year 5 Team
Mr Williams, Mrs Harden and Mrs Taylor
PE Kit and days
Planning Days (PPA)
Attached below are all the sheets for the times table programme. I will outline which week we are on in the planning. I am unable to separate the document as it is provided as a PDF but it will allow you to print off the sheet you want.
RE in Year 5
At Manadon Vale, RE is taught to give every child the opportunity to explore the big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to their lives. Pupils gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief and to reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.
In Key Stage 1 and 2, we follow the Plymouth Agreed Syllabus for RE. The principal religions and non-religious worldviews represented in the UK are covered taught through 'Key Questions'. These key questions are explored through the study of sacred texts, through creative arts, with visiting speakers and visits to places of worship and with lively discussion and debate.
In Year 5 the key questions are:
What does it mean for Christians to believe God is holy & loving?
How do Christians decide how to live? ‘What would Jesus do?’
Why do Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah? (Incarnation)
What do Christians believe Jesus did to ‘save’ people? (Salvation)
Why do Hindus want to be good?
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Year 5 Term overview
Multiplication and Division
In Year 5, the expectations in maths have changed significantly. ALL children are expected to know their times tables, up to 12x12, by heart and with instant recall, by the end of Year 4. The new curriculum focuses heavily on calculation strategies, particularly for multiplication and division, so it is essential that the children work at learning these at home. They are a key skill which they will use throughout their lives.
We are having a huge push on our times tables at the moment as it forms a key part of what we must know to move forwards in our learning. We would really appreciate any help with the learning of this key skill please. If you need some help with suggestions, please see the resources below or come and ask one of the team for some support.