Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 Curriculum Leader
Mrs Ruth Prendergast
The Year 5 curriculum continues to embed the key skills and concepts taught in Lower Key Stage 2. The curriculum continues to be broad and balanced exposing pupils to a range of new experiences and opportunities which ignites curiosity and encourages independence.
Tips for Year 5 Parents and Carers
Encourage and help your child to become independent through organising themselves for school, sorting our friendship issues on their own and completing homework.
Encourage your child to read a range of books.
Talk to your child about their use of IT and remember that most social media websites require children to be at least 12 years old.
Help your child develop routines such as when they will read or complete their homework.
Look for opportunities to rehearse times tables. Your child should confidently recall all times tables up to 12 x 12 as well as the related division facts.
Y5 suggested reading books
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
Varjak Paw by SF Said (Random House)
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver (Orion)
The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars (Faber)
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce (Oxford University Press)
Beetle Boy by MG Leonard
Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Scholastic)
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
The Harry Potter Series JK Rowling
Heard it in the Playground by Allan Ahlberg
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Scribble Boy by Philip Ridley
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray
During Guided Reading sessions, we assess the children’s understanding of the text through engaging activities based on VIPERS.
What are Vipers?
VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts. You can find example questions for each of the VIPERS below. They can be used when listening to your child read at home. There is also a list of books for each year group, where you can find stories that are suitable for your child to read at home.
VIPERS stands for
Vocabulary Inference Prediction Explanation Retrieval Sequence or Summarise
At Park Lane we use the White Rose Mathematics scheme. Click on the picture to find out more information.