Geraldton (Year 5)

Class teacher: Mrs Bell

Geraldton Timetable

Term 6 2019MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkSpellings
and Mental Maths
Voice Tuition
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:

  • Stories from different cultures
  • Poetry
  • Instructions
  • 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:

  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Measurements
  • 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 Living things and their habitats and Life cycles.

  • To plan different types of scientific enquiry
  • To recognise and control variables
  • To read spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly
  • To record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels
  • To describe the process of reproduction in different plants
  • To understand the lifecycles of different animals


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.  The focus will be multi-media through the different curriculum areas.


The topic for the following two terms is Rivers, Mountains and Coasts. This topic provides an opportunity to focus on key geography skills. In the classroom the children will be focusing on the following:

  • To identify the world’s continents
  • To use fieldwork where appropriate to observe and measure
  • To use geographical vocabulary to describe key aspects of a place, rivers and mountains
  • To understands the water cycle
  • To describe, compare and contrast locations in relation to their human and physical features



PE is taught twice a week. In term 5 Swimming is taught on a Tuesday afternoon and Tennis  is taught for enrichment.  In term 6, Kwik Cricket is taught on a Monday afternoon and Athletics on a Friday morning. Please ensure that PE kit is in school all week. The children will be focusing on the following skills:

  • To pass and receive a ball effectively
  • To play a s small sided game using tactics and marking effectively
  • 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 is Health and Wellbeing

  • To recognise and make informed choices about health and wellbeing
  • To recognise and understand where to find sources of help and support about health and well-being
  • To recognise and manage change in different areas of our lives including puberty transition and loss

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 the importance and the relevance of Sikh stories
  • To discuss and debate ideas and share own beliefs and ideas
  • To understand the concept of Gospel

Design and Technology

In the following two terms, the focus is mechanisms and cooking. The children will be focusing on the following skills

  • To investigate mechanisms and evaluate their purpose
  • To understand different levers and when they are used
  • To create a model which is fit for purpose
  • To evaluate the finished model against criteria


Art is taught weekly and the skills are taught alongside the theme of the topic. Water aid as our focus and using collage as the main skill in this unit. The following skills will be taught:

  • To use the sketch book to explore ideas and collect visual information
  • To use music and art as a starting point
  • To explain the ideas behind sketch book work
  • To use collage to create a piece of 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 learning the Ukelele and having Voice tuition.