Welcome to Year 5!
Class Teacher – Mrs J Daniel Teaching Assistant – Mrs A. Mansfield
Teaching Assistant – Mrs. Smith
Throughout Year 5 we link all areas of the curriculum to prepare ourselves for the challenges of Year 6. We are working hard with the children to cover any gaps in their learning and nurturing their wellbeing.
Our focus, across both Maths and English, is on refining and applying the skills that we have learnt during our time at Westgate. We focus much more on using our knowledge to solve problems and conduct investigations to really show what we are capable of. We will revisit areas that they have already been taught and challenge them to think deeper and become fluent and be able to reason why they know about something. We are building on the blocks that they are already secure in.
Across the curriculum subjects, our main focuses for this year are ‘Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes’, ‘The Stuarts’ and ‘Healthy Eating’. For the Autumn term we are looking at mountains and volcanoes and asking ourselves; “Are mountains and volcanoes dangerous? Why are people still attracted to them?”
It is going to be a very exciting year where the children will learn to become independent learners, deep thinkers and caring class mates!