Welcome to Year 5.
Year 5 is a very exciting time for the children as they are now in Upper Key Stage 2 and are senior members of our school community. They will be given extra responsibilities around the school and will be expected to always act as positive role models to the younger children and wider community.
At St. Ambrose Barlow School, our faith permeates all we do, and the words of our mission statement form the basis of daily school life: ‘With St Ambrose Barlow as our guide and Jesus at our side we are all learning to live, love and work together’.
In addition to regular participation at Mass, children are given the opportunity to conduct and lead their own prayer services in class. Our altar, which is dressed in accordance with the colours of the liturgical calendar is the focal point of our classroom. The children have the opportunity to take ownership of the altar and can make this their own.
Every morning in Year 5 we have Literacy and Numeracy lessons as well as guided reading. In Literacy the children will be exploring a range of texts and will be enhancing their understanding of reading and writing in these lessons. In Numeracy we are following the Maths No Problem Scheme in which children will explore a range of topics in detail to help them master Year 5 maths. Guided reading allows children the time to read with one of the members of staff in the classroom as well as exploring their understanding of texts and deriving further information here.
In the afternoons, we have subjects such as Science, Computing, Music, French, Art, RSE, Geography, History, RE and PE.
In Year 5, we receive both English and Maths homework each week, which will include spellings and maths revision of either topics we have previously studied this year or times-tables. Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due to be handed back in on Monday. Children will complete their spelling tests on a Monday. Reading books will also be changed on Monday.
In Year 5, we are encouraged to become more independent and organised when completing homework and recording our daily reading. Our parents are asked to sign our Reading Record each night to ensure we make good progress. Occasionally homework will be set which covers other subjects or themes.