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 a historical focus of London and include:

English: A chapter book called ‘Street Child’, which is set in the Victoria era and links to Topic
Maths: We are focusing on multiplication and division
Science: Forces
History: London since 1066 – focus on the River Thames and the City of Westminster
I.C.T: Using the Scratch programme and use of iPads
R.E: What is Buddhism?
P.S.H.E: Going for goals and Working together, Rights and Responsibility
Art: William Morris, where we will be focusing on observations/sketches
DT: Making bread
P.E: Gymnastics (Indoor PE) and Hockey (Outdoor).

Year 5 Diary Dates: Spring 2018

Half Term: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018
Blackman Class Assembly: Friday 19th January 2018
Lewis Class Assembly: Friday 23rd February 2018
William Morris Gallery Visit: Tuesday 13th March 2018 (Blackman Class) and Wednesday 14th March 2018 (Lewis Class)
Parents Evening: Thursday 15th March 2018
City Hall Visit: 14th and 15th May 2018 (more details to follow)
Tower of London visit: including river bus journey (TBC)

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