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: Spring 2017

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

English: We are focusing on a book called ‘Street Child‘, which links to Topic
Maths: We are focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages
Science: Forces
Geography: London since 1066
I.C.T: Using the Scratch programme
R.E: What is Buddhism?
P.S.H.E: Going for Goals and Working Together; Rights and Responsibilities
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 2017

William Morris Gallery Visit: Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th January
Half term: Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February
Parents’ evening: Thursday 23rd March
School closes: 1.30pm Friday 31st March
Tower of London Visit: including river bus journey 22nd & 23rd May (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 M. O’Brien
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary