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YEAR FIVE

Welcome to Year Five. Mrs Willacy and Mrs Dodd are the Year Five teachers and they will be supported by Mrs Bruck and Mrs Anderson.

We hope that the children will have a fantastic year where they will learn lots and have lots of fun. Our aim is for children to reach their full potential in a fun and engaging atmosphere. We hope that children will develop their independent and organisational skills further. We expect children to be responsible for their learning and be motivated to learn. We endeavour to provide a relevant and challenging curriculum which will enable them to build on their learning.

This is an important year for the children as it is the penultimate year before moving into Secondary School. During the year, children will be developing their skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We are having a big push on reading, particularly developing fluency. Please can you ensure children are reading on a daily basis.

We hope your child enjoys Year 5 as much as we will. For more information, please look at our Year 5 blog .

 

Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school, and will be available to answer any questions or queries. If you wish to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss anything further, please contact the school office.

OUR CURRICULUM

At Park Hill Primary School, we are passionate about the curriculum and aim to plan imaginative and creative lessons. We like the children to be responsible for their own learning and support them to choose work that will challenge their understanding and extend their knowledge.

In English, we will be looking at a range of text types throughout the year including significant authors, performance, narrative and form poetry and non-fiction texts. Children will learn how to persuade, create a balanced argument, describe characters and settings and write a short story. In Year 5, children will also be learning how to edit and improve their work and use higher level punctuation within their writing. They will also be focussing on SPAG and using skills within their writing.

In Year Five, we focus on place value, four calculation and a lot of work goes in to looking at fractions, decimals and percentages and looking at their percentage equivalents. Children will also be looking at problem solving and application skills.

In Science, throughout the year, we will be looking at properties and changes in material, Earth and Space, Forces and Life Cycles including relationships and reproduction.

Our Topic this year is called ‘Freedom Fighters’. In this, we will look at Romans, Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. In Spring, we will look at the culture of Benin and the impact slavery had on Modern Africa and notable Freedom Fighters such as Mary Seacole and Nelson Mandela and The Suffragette Movement. In the Summer Term, we will look at rainforests, deforestation and the impact on indigenous people

OUR TEACHERS

Mrs Willacy

Hello, my name is Mrs Willacy. Welcome to Year 5. This is my 5th year at Park Hill. I have thoroughly enjoyed working here; the children and staff are so passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic in their drive to succeed. Previously, I have taught for 5 years and have taught from year 3 to year 6. This year, I am really excited to have moved from Year 6 to Year 5 and am excited to have lots of fun and learning with the children. Over my time here, I have seen many changes happen within the school; it has been great to see so the positive impact they have made. I really enjoy teaching English and love to get children engaged with writing; it is great to see the progress in writing over the year! Each year seems to bring new challenges and change and I am excited to embrace them and ensure children are happy and enjoy their time at Park Hill. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling to new countries and trying different foods, and socialising with my family and friends and getting grips to being a new mum!

Hello, My name is Mrs Bailey

Mrs Bailey

Karen Dodd

Hello my name is Mrs Dodd

I am a very experienced key stage two teacher and leader. I have worked with Coventry Education Authority for a number of years, enthusing learning and helping to develop other teachers. I love my job – it’s the best job in the world.

I joined the Park Hill team in January 2018 as a Year 5 teacher.  I am really looking forward to working with 5D this year. The school is a great place to be and every day is different.

I want to make the learning interesting and to inspire the children to want to be good learners. I look forward to working in partnership with you all.

MINI GALLERY

SOME RECENT YEAR FIVE NEWS

Children in Need Year 5 And 6

The children in Years 5 and 6 organised and held a fantastic Children in Need morning! The grown- ups were very complimentary about the range of stalls on offer, the behaviour of the children and the help the older children gave the younger children. This is a super event where Park Hill children are able […]

Anglo-Saxon legend Beowulf causes a sir amongst the Year5

Year 5 have been reading and writing about Beowulf-the oldest legend to be found from Anglo-Saxon times. They have been creating horrific creatures and writing diaries based on the version written by Michael Morpurgo. No one knows if the story is true but it tells of the creature: Grendel who attacks the people in the […]

5D Maths Marvel for perseverance with fractions.

Our Maths Marvel has been nominated by her peers as someone who keeps trying very hard and doesn’t give up. Well done

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