Welcome to Year 5 Sycamore Class!


Class Teacher – Miss Knight

Class Teaching Assistants – Miss McLaughlin and Mrs Sutherland

We hope you had a fantastic Summer break and you’re excited to be back at The Oaks for Year 5!


In Literacy, we will be looking at different Space and Mystery texts, linking into our Topic of Space and Earth. We will also take a look at poetry and Newspaper report writing. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our first text ‘The Secret Lake’.


During the year we will have spate sessions focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar. The objectives we will focus on to begin with are: consistent and accurate use of capital letters and full stops, accurate use of commas in lists and after fronted adverbials, evidence of noun phrases conveying complicated information with greater precision and to build cohesion using adverbs and adverbial phrases.


Reading will be carried out though shared and guided reading. Accelerated reader will be used within guided reading to support in progress of comprehension.


During this term, we are starting our focus on place value and then moving onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Lessons will be carried out in a practical manner to enhance learning as well as using a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions in all areas of maths.

We will continuously be working on our times tables daily. This will be done through a range of activities, games, lesson starters and class songs. Times tables will also be sent home to practise each week.


Linking to our termly topic, in Science we will be focusing on Space and Earth and revising the solar system. Our sessions will be of a practical nature, carrying out many investigations and research.


Our topic for Autumn term all about Space and Earth. We will explore the history of space travel, and will be designing and creating rockets.


Sycamore class will be having a go at the cello this term in music. This will take place weekly on a Thursday afternoon.


P.E will take place every week on Tuesday afternoons.

Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday.

Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records regularly. Each read will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.

Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions.

Many thanks, Miss Knight, Miss McLaughlin and Mrs Sutherland.