Year 5 Staff:
|Ms A Nowak||Director of Year Group 5|
|Mrs N Loxley||5NL|
|Mrs F Hooper / Mrs E Lovett||5HL|
|Mrs M Davidson / Miss A Bryan / Mrs M Herlihy||5DB|
|Mrs D Goulder / Mrs L Lacey||5GL|
|Mrs G Eno / Mrs K Mitchell||5EM|
Welcome to Key Stage 2
Welcome to Year 5 and your child’s first year at Aston Fields Middle School. We know that the transition from first to middle school can be quite daunting; however, we strongly believe that your childs journey with us will be an enjoyable and a memorable one!
Our September transition day provides us with a fantastic opportunity to start to develop a positive relationship with your child through interactive and engaging activities. For this reason, we would really appreciate if you could support your child in completing their transition booklets which they will bring with them on their first day.
As your child will be new to the routines and life in a middle school, most of their lessons will be spent with their forms and different teaching groups in order to allow them to form new friendships and develop new skills. Throughout the year, we ensure to prioritise academic progress through an engaging curriculum whilst also supporting your child in developing positive character traits by organising various Drop Down Days, workshops, assemblies and activities.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Aston Fields Middle School, and we cannot wait to celebrate their academic and personal achievements together!
Miss Nowak and the Year 5 Team
Please browse our collection of introduction presentation videos
|Welcome To KS2 English - Mrs Birrell - Deputy Headteacher and Director of English||Welcome To KS2 Maths - Mrs Weston - Lead Teacher for KS2 Mathematics|
Pupils in Year 5 are offered a range of experiences, opportunities and activities throughout the year to encourage them to transition to Aston Fields Middle School and feel very much a part of their new school from the very first day. They work closely with their form teachers and experience a range of curriculum subjects within their forms and different teaching groups, allowing them to form new friendships and develop new skills.
In the first few weeks, the pupils work in their form classes for most subjects. In English, they study Macbeth and explore the witches as they cast a spell and then write their own poems, choosing spell ingredients to make us all shiver and gasp. We celebrate this work by holding a poetry performance morning, where pupils share their work confidently to the whole year group. The performances are always fun, energetic and inspiring!
Extra-curricular activities and clubs
There are a wide range of clubs and activities, run before and after school. These offer all pupils in the school a range of experiences; help them to develop new friendships and work together with other pupils. Pupils in Year 5 are offered additional activities during lunchtime they can choose to join in with. These include a Maths and English Computer Club which allows pupils to access a range of websites in school to practise key skills, such as spelling and times tables, in a fun and engaging way. There is also a Homework Club where pupils can complete any of their weekly tasks, supported by staff and Wellbeing Mentors.
Each year, Year 5 pupils are given the opportunity to join differnt clubs; this year Mr Pavlovs (Head of Computing) hosted a lunchtime Minecraft club. Pupils are also invited to different sports clubs which have previously included inter-house dodegball and table tennis.
Pupils will normally receive Maths and English homework each week. In English, pupils are given a homework folder and receive either a grammar and punctuation task, or a comprehension task which consolidates prior learning. In addition, pupils will complete activities set on Spelling Shed and Century Tech to recall and build upon their knowledge and understanding within SPaG and comprehension. Pupils will record their log-in details, to access these websites, in their homework diaries.
In addition, pupils should be reading their Renaissance books every night for at least 20 minutes. To support reading skills, pupils will find it helpful if parents/carers could ask a range of retrieval and inference questions based on their current Renaissance book.
In Maths, pupils are given a homework folder and receive a task each week, which either consolidates prior learning or prepares them for the next topic. Pupils are also encouraged to practise times tables to 12 x 12 on a regular basis. Teachers may set online homework using websites such as Times Table Rockstars, Sumdog and MyMaths. Pupils will record their log-in details, to access these websites, in their homework diaries.
In addition to Maths and English, Year 5 pupils may receive homework in Science and History/Geography. This could be a stand-alone task or part of an ongoing project.
There is a weekly Homework Club where pupils are able to complete both written and online homework with the support from a member of staff and older pupils.
Drop Down Days
We regularly explore what it means to be us, how we are all individuals and the different characteristics, values and skills we all demonstrate and develop. We have special days during the year when we celebrate who we are and discover more about teamwork, values and character through a range of different activities led by staff and visitors to the school.
These days include Drop Down Days which focus on different themes and consist of informative and engaging sessions; Modern Britain Day during which all pupils learn about what it means to be British and British values through sessions led by different teachers to each house. To emphasie inclusivity and good character, we hold an 'All Different, All Equal Day' during which pupils learn about the ways of life, cultures and beliefs of different places around the World.
- Year 5 RHSE Letter
- A Parent and Carers Introduction to Asking the Awkward
- Online Offline Different Worlds
- Year 5 Information Booklet 2023
- Road Safety Links
- RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents (1)
- Year 5 PE Letter - September 2023
- Year 5 Newsletter Autumn 2023
- Welcome to KS2 English Curriculum Evening 2023 Presentation
- Year 5 Rewards Letter
- KS2 Maths Curriculum Evening Presentation 2023