Year 5: Blackman and Lewis

Year 5: Blackman and Lewis

Situated on the top floor of the main Victorian building, alongside the Year 3, 4 & 6 classes, our Year 5 classes are named after noted authors, Malorie Blackman and CS Lewis.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 5 students are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History, Geography, PE and Spanish.

The aim is for them to read a wider range of poetry and age appropriate interest level books with confidence. Teachers will continue to emphasise pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of language, especially vocabulary, to support their reading and writing. This knowledge of language, gained from stories, plays, poetry, non-fiction and textbooks, will support their increasing fluency as readers, their facility as writers, and their comprehension.

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Year 5 is to ensure that pupils are able to solve a wider range of increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, as well as problems requiring efficient written and mental methods of calculation. Reading books are sent home weekly and homework will always contain elements of spelling, writing, Maths and English.

The Year 5 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 5 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 5 Curriculum Information: Autumn 2017

The subjects that we will be covering in Year 5 this term link to our topic Antartica and include:

English: Descriptive Writing, Journalistic Writing, Narrative Play Scripts, Poetry (Linked to Topic)
Maths: Number, Place Value, Properties of Shapes, Problem Solving
Science: Living things and their habitat (including exploring the local area)
Geography: Antarctica
I.C.T: Using the Scratch programme
R.E: Understanding faith in Westminster
P.S.H.E: Healthy Living Week, Rights and Responsibilities and New Beginnings (linked to Our Golden Rules)
Art: Penguins: Sculpture. Close Observational drawings of Polar animals
DT: Building shelters, cooking
P.E: Gymnastics (Indoor PE) and Netball (Outdoor).

Year 5 Diary Dates: Autumn 2017

Dulwich College Visit (Ernest Shackleton artefacts): Date TBC
Blackman Class Assembly: Friday 6th October 2017
Lewis Class Assembly: Friday 3rd November 2017

Year 5 team:

Class teachers:
  • Mr S. Brickell (Blackman Class)
  • Mrs J. Sweeney (Lewis Class)
Support staff:
  • Mr M. Lindsay (Blackman & Lewis Class)
  • Mr G. Taylor (SEN Support)
  • Mrs G. Rose (SEN Support)
  • Ms D. Johnson (SEN Support)

Other key roles:

  • Mrs M. O’Brien
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary