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: Summer 2018

The subjects that we will be covering in Year 5 this term link to a historical focus of London and include:

English: A ‘Power of Reading‘ scheme book called ‘A Boy and a Bear in a Boat‘. This text offers great opportunities for both guided reading and writing activities.
Maths: We are developing the Mastery curriculum in all strands of mathematics
Science: Earth & Space followed by Life Cycles
Geography: The Rainforests
Computing: Designing our own web pages using coding and continued use of iPads
R.E: What it means to be a Hindu
P.S.H.E: Going for goals and Working together, Rights and Responsibility
Art: Rainforest art using wax, chalks and pastels plus collage work
DT: Designing and making a Cam mechanism
P.E: Volleyball (Indoor PE) and Cricket (Outdoor) with external coaches

Year 5 Diary Dates: Summer 2018

Lewis Class Assembly: Friday 11th May
City Hall visit
: 14th and 15th of May (more details to follow)
Half term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June
Blackman Class Assembly: Friday 29th June
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:
  • Mrs M. O’Brien (Cover support teacher)
  • Mr M. Lindsay (Blackman & Lewis Class)
  • 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