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Year 5 – Oak & Maple

Welcome to Oak and Maple! 

Year 5

Miss Thornhill, Mrs Dunne and Mrs Bass welcome you to Year 5's page!


We hope you all had a fabulous summer holiday and your child is raring to go for the academic year ahead- we certainly are!

We are really pleased with how all of the children have settled into Y5 and have been very keen to impress! Keep up the great work Y5! smiley

We have already noticed what a great team of learners we all are and we have VERY high hopes for everyone this year!

In Kid President's words 'Let's get our learn on!'    

What are Y5 learning this half term?

In this half term our Topic is 'Youlgreave & Carlton' and as you know, this will begin with our residential trip to Youlgreave- we can't wait! Our Literacy unit is 'Myths & Legends' and our main Reading focus is 'inferring meaning from a text'.

In Maths, we will be focusing on Number, in particular: place value, ordering & comparing numbers up to 7 digits, the four operations of mental and written calculations. Not forgetting, we'll continue to have a big focus on times tables and we expect all children to be practising at home to aim for their gold badge no!

Our Science topic is 'Living Things & Their Habitats'. In Art we are going to be studying Andy Goldsworthy and exploring how natural objects can be used to create abstract and unique outcomes. Please see our Topic web for more information on the other subjects smiley.

Y5's classroom promise & expectations

As always, our team promises are work in conjunction with Parkdale school rules but we thought you may like to see what we decided as a team. We designed our own Emojiis to show we agree with our promises.

Our Values Tree is at the heart of what we do as learners & individuals...can you spot us climbing the tree & see our targets?


How can you support your child at home?

Here are a few things which will really help to support your child's learning:

  • Listening to your child read at least 4 times a week
  • Practising spellings. Try look, cover & write. Your child could practise using and writing the word in sentences. Try a spelling scribble- your child can show you this!
  • Your child can use IXL regularly to independently practise their Maths skills.
  • Your child can use Read Theory independently to practise their Reading comprehension skills.
  • Practising letter formation and neat handwriting always helps and when children improve their presentation they tend to feel more proud of their learning.

Reading Gives Your Imagination Wings!

Check out our new reading corner...

Can you spot our Reading Journals?

We're proud of our personalised front covers!

In our Reading Journal books we record our understanding of the text we are studying and we take great pride these books.


What are Reading Sky Miles?

Can you spot our reading characters with wings?

In Y5 we are all aiming to 'fly through the sky' with our reading characters, which we have designed, to achieve reading miles. We get our 'Sky Miles' by reading regularly at home and each read is 1 mile on our reading chart.


What is our current class book?


Our Key Stage 2 and class book is called Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

We enjoy hearing this read by Mr Hillier on a Monday's assembly and we continue to enjoy the following events with our class. We're enjoying full immersing ourselves in the book and developing our inference and deduction skills by studying the text in more depth in our shared reading sessions.


The 8 Reading Strategies- what are they?


Can you spot the 8 reading strategies?

Maybe you could quiz your child on these when you next read together?

We are finding these really helpful in supporting our understanding of a text when reading.


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