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 Curriculum Information: Autumn 2019

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

English: Various genres of writing focussing on grammar, punctuation and spelling (linked to topic)
Maths: Number, Place Value, Properties of Shapes, Problem Solving
Science: Living things and their habitat
Geography: Antarctica
ICT: Scratch – moving a sprite
R.E: Understanding faith in Westminster
P.S.H.C.E: Rights & Responsibilities and New Beginnings
Art: Penguins (Sculpture)
PE: Yoga and Netball

Every Thursday the homework will be set. This year maths and English will be completed online through two programmes, Mathletics and Read Theory. There will be occasions where additional, written homework might also be set.

Please, practise quick mental recall of times tables and reading every day. There are statutory spellings for Year 5 that will be set each week and then tested on the following week.

Year 5 Diary Dates: Autumn 2019

Class visit to Dulwich College: 8th October
KS2 Christmas production: 4th December

Year 5 team:

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

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs S. Lee
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary