Geraldton (Year 5)

Class teacher: Mrs Bell

Geraldton Timetable

Term 4 2019MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkSpellings
and Mental Maths
1:15-2.30ScienceIndoor Fitness (School Hall)
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:

  • Persuasion letter
  • Narrative- Myths
  • Promotional Persuasion
  • Narrative


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:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals


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 forces and Space.

  • To plan different types of scientific enquiry
  • To recognise and control variables
  • To read spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly
  • To investigate forces


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 also be learning to email and focus on Internet Safety.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 programming for different purposes

Geography /History

The topic for the following two terms is Greece and Ancient. This topic provides an opportunity to focus on key geography and 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. Indoor Fitness is taught on a Tuesday and Hockey is taught on a Friday. 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 play a s small sided game using tactics and marking effectively
  • Create sequences of movements focusing on different balances
  • Evaluate learning effectively and give feedback


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. The theme for the following two terms are

  • To know about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • To have an understanding of enterprise
  • To understand that we all make choices about our money and spending
  • To appreciate and respect my own and other cultures

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 Sikh
  • To discuss and debate ideas and share own beliefs and ideas
  • To understand what the Salvation means to Christians
  • To understand how Christians express their beliefs

Design and Technology

In the following two terms, the focus is problem solving and cooking.


Art is taught weekly and the skills are taught alongside the theme of the topic. The following skills will be 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 create a sculpture
  • 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 drumming and composing