Year 5: Jemison

Year 5: Jemison

Situated on the top floor of our main Victorian building, our Year 5 class is named after American physician and NASA astronaut, Mae Carol Jemison.

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 team:

Class teacher:
  • Mr. S. Brickell
Support staff:
  • Ms. P Cameron (HLTA)
KS2 Leader:
  • Mrs S. Lee

Other key roles:

SENco:
  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
  • Mrs S. Lee

National Schools Closure:

Following government guidelines, our school is now closed to almost all children until further notice. During this time your child’s learning is very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn. We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here ›

Please see here for updates about our school’s closure, especially if you are a key worker ›

From Mr. Brickell, Class Teacher: Year 5 activity ideas for completing at home during the school closure

We have prepared a pack for each child with some activities and ideas to do at home, along with an exercise book. There are further ideas you can access directly from our website too. Here are links to the workbooks and resources sent home:

Please feel free to share this information with other parents of children in the class – many thanks. The children, your families and the whole community are all in our thoughts and prayers.