Rowanfield Junior School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


The Year Five teachers are:

Mr Gray - Class 16

Mrs Griffiths - Class 17

Mr Harwood - Class 18 

Mrs Cawsey, Miss Fry, Mrs Bacon, and Miss Jones will also be supporting the children’s learning in Year 5. Mrs Almond will cover Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) for classes. I am sure you will soon recognise/get to know us all.


Year 5 marks the move from children from lower to upper Key Stage 2. The essence of this year is to provide the children with opportunities to gain independence and to help them become more responsible. We continue building upon the lower Key Stage 2 curriculum and prepare them for their final year at Rowanfield Junior School in Year 6.


3D Curriculum-


Our exciting and engaging 3D-cirriculum is based on the core values of Responsibility, Respect and Fairness. We will be using looking at Crime and Punishment from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the 21st century and considering the following key questions-

What was it like living in the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian period?

What was crime and punishment like during these times?


We will then be using P4C (philosophy for children) sessions to discuss and evaluate the fairness of crime and punishment in all of these times periods and which we agree with most.



Gather and organise ideas (I)

Produce a finished outcome which I am proud to present (D)

Evaluate my own and others work (E)


Physical Education (P.E) and Games


P.E and Games will be taught twice weekly. All children will need a suitable indoor and outdoor kit. The whole school also takes part in a daily run. It is vital they have the correct, labelled kit in school at all times. In Autumn term, children will have the opportunity to enjoy football, netball and indoor gymnastic sessions. Year Five are also lucky enough to be having swimming lessons this year. Class 17 will go swimming in the Autumn Term, Class 16 in the Spring Term and Class 18 in the Summer Term. 


All classes will also have the opportunity to experience our ‘Forest School’. For these sessions, they will need old clothes, a waterproof coat (that you don’t mind getting muddy) and a pair of wellingtons. We will send out further correspondence when it is applicable to your child.



 All homework will be set on Microsoft Teams on a Friday to be handed in by the end of the following Wednesday. Children should ask their class teacher if they need a paper copy. Weekly Maths and Spelling or English homework will be set, linking to what has been covered in class. 




School challenges the children to read for 30 minutes every day and are asked to bring reading books to school every day. Your child will have a ZPD score which will guide them on which book to pick from our school library. It is really important that children are also given the opportunity to read and be heard reading at home, not only to improve fluency but also help them with the understanding of the text. Each child will have a reading record which needs to be completed at home each week. We would expect to see five comments per week which are signed by an adult.



What have we been learning about? What will we be learning about?


Autumn Term


Quest Tale, Non-Chronological Report, and Defeating the Monster.


Place value, rapid recall of addition and subtraction, formal written methods of the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages


Forces and space

3D Curriculum

Crime and punishment through the ages


Living on a prayer




Real P.E., netball, gym and football


Relationships – friends and family health and wellbeing. Living in the wider world – media influence and internet safety.