Geraldton (Year 5)

Class teacher: Mrs Bell

Geraldton Timetable

Term 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkSpellings
and Mental Maths
Music and Culture
Indoor Gym
2.30-3:00Singing WorshipWhole School WorshipWhole School WorshipWhole School Worship2.15 Celebration Assembly


Early Morning Work

For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Five focus on developing key skills in literacy and numeracy. The children work through a daily maths task to improve their mental agility and to consolidate and recap key maths skills. They will also have a handwriting task, which has a spelling, grammar or punctuation focus. This is also when children Guided Reading takes place, where the children work in a group. Every child will be heard once every week which also includes reading comprehension tasks. On Fridays, the children will be tested on their spellings, times tables and mental maths skills.


Literacy is taught Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings with the aim of developing reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Literacy units are usually taught over a two week period. Where possible the literacy units will link in a cross-curricular way with the class topic. Guided Reading in groups occurs once a fortnight. During these two terms, Geraldton Class will cover the following:

  • Narrative
  • Play scripts
  • Legends
  • Explanations
  • Poetry


Maths is taught daily Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Maths units are typically one week in length. The children build on their previous knowledge to extend their understanding in different aspects of mathematics. They also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge when solving mathematical problems and puzzles. Geraldton class will cover the following units in the next two terms:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Statistics


Science is taught once a week, through both practical and theory activities. The children will develop their skills as a scientist through investigations, practising their predicting and concluding skills and gaining an understanding of controlling variables. The children are taught, and should then apply, key scientific vocabulary in relation to the current science topic. The science topic for the following two terms is Properties and Changes of Materials and their properties.

  • To plan different types of scientific enquiry
  • To recognise and control variable
  • To read spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly
  • To compare and group materials based on their properties
  • To plan and investigate different states of matter


Through the week technology is used as an exciting learning tool within many subjects. Children have a broad range of experiences using a variety of devices as they develop their computing skills. The children learn to become digitally literate within a safe environment in order to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding both within and out of school. Computing will be used in a cross-curricular way through art,maths, literacy and history. The children will be focusing on the following skills:

  • To follow the schools safer internet rules
  • To discuss the positive and negative use of ICT in school and home life
  • To understand that some information is copyrighted and cannot be copied or downloaded
  • To describe different parts of the computing device and how it connects to the internet


The topic for the following two terms is Scots,Anglo Saxons and Vikings. This topic provides an opportunity to focus on key history skills. In the classroom the children will be focusing on the following:

  • To draw a timeline with different historical periods and use words and phrases associated with chronology
  • To describe differences and similarities between people, events and artefacts
  • To compare two historical periods
  • To find reliable sources of evidence
  • To explain the difference between primary and secondary evidence


PE is taught twice a week. Rounders is taught on a Thursday and Yoga is the enrichment activity on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kit is in school all week. The children will be focusing on the following skills:

  • To pass and catch a ball effectively
  • To mark opponents
  • To play a s small sided game
  • To use tactics in a game
  • Strike a ball using different techniques


PSHE is taught each term based on discussion and circle times. The children are given the opportunity to empathise with others and their emotions as well as coming to terms with and verbalising their own feelings and opinions.

  • To know how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships,
  • Within a range of social and cultural contexts
  • To respect equality and diversity in relationships
  • To understand how to respond to risky negative situations

Religious Education

RE will be taught in blocked weeks at end of each term.  During the both blocked week in the following two terms, the children will be learning about the World Religion, Christianity. The children will be focusing on the following ideas and concepts in the following two terms:

  • To consider what commitment means to a Christian
  • To discuss and debate ideas and share own beliefs and ideas
  • To understand what the incarnation means to Christians
  • To understand how Christians express their beliefs

Design and Technology

In the following two terms, the focus is mechanical structures and cooking.


Art is taught weekly and the skills are taught alongside the theme of the topic. The terms begins with International Dot Day and the class are exploring pointillism. The following skills are being taught:

  • To use the sketch book to explore ideas and collect visual information
  • To select the most suitable drawing materials
  • To explain the ideas behind sketch book work
  • To use different media
  • To use an artist’s work as a starting point for work


Music is delivered through voice tuition, singing practice, recorders and percussion sessions. The children encounter a variety of songs,  instruments and movement. They are taught to feel and move with the pulse of the music, recognise, compose and perform rhythms and melodies, listen to and evaluate a variety of music and to appreciate changes in tempo, timbre,  and dynamics of music. In the following two terms the children will be having voice tuition and music and culture for their enrichment session in term 2.