About this class

Welcome to the Year 5 page

Your teachers in Year 5 are Mr Williams and Mrs Coulton. Mrs Taylor, Mrs Godfrey and Mrs Gee are our teaching assistants and they help to support 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.

swilliams@mvps.org.uk

hcoulton@mvps.org.uk

If you have any worries about any particular parts of the curriculum missed please feel free to contact us and talk with us.

Thank you,

The Year 5 Team                               

Mr Williams, Mrs Coulton, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Godfrey and Mrs Gee. 

Meet the team

Miss Sally Gee

Miss Sally Gee

Year 1 & Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Mrs Christina Taylor

Mrs Christina Taylor

Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Mrs Deborah Godfrey

Mrs Deborah Godfrey

Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Mrs Helen Hooper

Mrs Helen Hooper

KS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Heather Coulton

Mrs Heather Coulton

Year 5 Teacher
5C
Mr Steve Williams

Mr Steve Williams

Year 5 Teacher
5W

General information

PE Days

PE is currently on a Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning, but this may change later in the year.  

Homework

Reading homework is given out on a Friday and is expected in on the following Friday.  It consists of comprehension questions that the children should be able to answer mostly on their own.  Maths homework will also be set on a Friday and will be on Doodle Maths online. If they are finding any of their homework too difficult, please encourage them to speak to their teacher before the homework due date.  The children will also be expected to practise their spellings and read at least 3 times to an adult – this reading should be acknowledged and signed off by an adult in their reading record.

Our expectation is that the children should be able to complete their homework on their own and should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  If they do not complete the homework at home then there will be a homework club on Friday lunchtimes in order for them to complete it. 

Planning Days (PPA)

Mrs Hooper (5W) and Mrs Cowin (5C) will cover Year 5 for part of every Friday. During these sessions the children are taught PHSE, RE and Art as well as Maths and literacy skills.

Curriculum

Maths

Multiplication and Division

  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or two digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for 2 digit numbers.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.
  • Solve problems involving addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the use of the equals sign.
Fractions
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.    
Literacy

Listed below are some of the blocks of learning that we will be studying this year. There will also be some other smaller blocks of learning throughout the year.

Autumn
  • Explanation writing about a rover built for planet Pandora.
  • Argument writing about graffiti.
  • Sci-Fi Fiction story based on robots.
Spring
  • MacBeth study
  • Fantasy fiction writing based on HarryPotter
  • Fiction writing based on Weslandia.
  • Report writing about Dragons
Summer
  • Persuasive writing based on For the Birds
  • Poetry based on Dreadful Menace
  • Fiction writing linked to Oktapodi
  • Recount about Eden Project

Year 5 Termly overview

These are the topics we will be studying in year 5, along with a brief description of what the children will be learning about.

Autumn Term 1:  We Are Space Explorers 
  • Planetary movement
  • Gravity and other forces
Autumn Term 2: Totally Urban
  • Study of New York City
  • Map skills
Spring Term 1 and 2: Vicious Vikings 
  • Anglo Saxon kings
  • Viking and Anglo Saxon rule and effects on Britain.
 Summer Terms 1: The Circle of Life
  • Life cycles of plants and animals 
Summer Terms 2: Changing Me
  • Body changes and Puberty

Year Notices:

05/02/24
Over the half term holiday, we would like to invite the children to make a weather diary - this can be completed as creatively as your child likes! These will be used to help support your child's learning in class.

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In Foundation Stage we have been finding out about Lunar New Year. One of the traditions we have been learning about is the wishing tree. Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. We wrote our own wishes to add to our tree!
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4S have been working hard and sculpting their final art pieces! The children have explored, planned and created clay busts in the style of our Spring term artist Henry Moore 🏺🖌️
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Tamar 🔵 and Meavy 🟡 houses are loving their cinema afternoon for winning the House Points competition in the Autumn term! The children used democracy to vote for their choice of reward and for which film they would watch this afternoon. Have a lovely half term everyone. ☺️ Mrs Gilbride
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MVPS Whole School Writing Competition. ✍️📝🏆💙 We have 7 x £5 book vouchers up for grabs that can be used at our book fair (week beginning 11th March 2024) to purchase a book! There will be one winner from each year group. How to enter: -Write a story with a beginning, middle and end. Your story can be about whatever you want! We want to see you using your imagination and dreaming up your own world. -EYFS and children who may find writing challenging- Can you draw a story including a beginning, middle and end? Challenge: Try and use the skills that you have been taught in class throughout your writing. Staff from the school will then vote on the 7 winners! The winning stories will also be on display during the book fairs and published on our school Facebook page. Please send all entries to your class teacher by Wednesday 28th February. The winners will be announced on Friday 8th March. Terms and conditions of the voucher: 1. Valid for one transaction from your Scholastic Book Fair only. 2. Defaced or photocopied vouchers not accepted. 3. No change given for items less than full value. Wishing all of our families and friends a wonderful half term break. Thank you for your continued support, Happy writing, Miss Harris.
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2C are authors 📚📝 We have loved our creative writing unit this half term. Daisy Doodles has been our focused book. The children have produced their own version as an independent write with the challenge of including alliteration, expanded noun phrases and similes.
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Great shooting at Thornbury from team Manadon. Well done.
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World Book Day continued…. 📚 Children are able to wear their pyjamas if they want as there are lots of book characters that wear pyjamas. They could also come as a ‘child’ from a story and wear normal mufti. 🙃💙
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Please follow the link to see how to create a low-cost costume related to the 2024 £1 books. 💙
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World Book Day 2024 is taking place on Thursday 7th March 2024, and all children and staff at MVPS are invited to dress up as their favourite book characters. Today, all children will be leaving school with their £1 tokens. The £1 tokens and £1 books give all children the chance to choose and own a book – for free. The World Book Day books are a gift to children from booksellers and publishers. Use your World Book Day £1 book token to get one of these brilliant reads for free between 15th February and 31st March 2024 or you can use it to get £1 off any book £2.99+ at the school bookfair in the week beginning Monday 11th March- further details to follow. Children can use their £1 token at a range of shops including Asda, Blackwell’s, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waterstones, WHSmith, The Works and hundreds of independent booksellers. Find your nearest bookseller at worldbookday.com/participating-retailers World Book Day and Oxford Children’s have worked with the 2024 £1publishers on dressing up templates and ideas to create low-cost costumes related to the 2024 £1 books. Ideas of how to create a low-cost costume related to the 2024 £1 books will be uploaded in the next post. These ideas will also be emailed out to all parents/carers today.
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Maths games!!!! 2C have been adding and subtracting from 20, practising our times tables and showing understanding of greater than and less than
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Year 2 only!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Due to the very wet field, our Friday football won’t be going ahead tomorrow. Please look in book bags for a letter explaining our plan to continue lunchtime football next term. It’s open to all boys in Year 2. There will be opportunities for girls to play after Easter. Don’t worry, they won’t miss out. Mr Cuzner
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Year 2 have loved having district sport this term⚽️🏀🥎
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✏️🐱 Animal Poetry! 🦜✏️ Year 1 have been reading poems by Joshua Seigal this week! We enjoyed the poem 'Never' so much that we decided to write our own in the same style. The children did a wonderful job at choosing which animals to write about and came up with some rather hilarious ideas on things to 'never' do to animals for their final write! We're SO proud of them! 🧡 Here's a little taster to make you smile;
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Our wonderful ‘Young Voices’ singers made it into The Plymouth Chronicle - page 10. Lovely and proud memories of a very special trip a fortnight ago! 🎵
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Year 2 had a great time running the gauntlet in PE this morning. They have worked hard on their throwing, catching and rolling skills this term.
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Free craft workshops 🎨 This sounds wonderful ✨
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**Update on the Accelerated Reader reward system** From tomorrow, all children who receive 80% or above on a quiz (in the top half of their ZPD) will receive a raffle ticket 🎟️ 🥳💙🤓 EYFS and year 2 not on Accelerated Reader will remain the same 😊 3 names will be chosen each week by their class teacher. 👩🏼‍🏫 👨‍🏫 Thank you, Miss Harris.
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Year 6 were invited by Devonport High School for Girls to go and watch their production ‘The Addams Family’. We had a truly fantastic morning watching the performance. The show was incredible and really inspiring for our year 6s thinking about their transition to secondary. 🎭 🎶
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