Geraldton (Year 5)

Miss Miles

Class Teacher

Mrs Young

Teaching Partner

Geraldton Class Timetable

Term 2


Early Morning Work

For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Five focuses on developing key skills in English and maths. 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 we listen to the children read and have some group work going on. Every child will be heard once every other week, which also includes reading comprehension and guided reading tasks. On Fridays, the children will be tested on their spellings and mental maths skills.



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

  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (2-week unit): Narrative
  • Modern/ Ancient Greece (2-week unit): eBook
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief (2-week unit): Promotional Persuasion



Maths is taught daily Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Maths units vary in length and are split into weekly blocks. The children build on their previous knowledge to extend their understanding of 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 term two:

  • Four Operations: Division and multiplication
  • Area and perimeter
  • Statistics



Science is taught once a week, through both practical and theoretical 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 topics for the following two terms are related to materials and states of matter. The children will be learning the following in terms:

  • To reason about the properties and uses of different materials
  • To record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels
  • To understand and use key scientific vocabulary
  • To understand the different states of matter
  • To plan and carry out experiments with different materials


This term, Geraldton Class will explore the opportunities that computer networks and the internet offer for communication. In order to do this, we will be looking at the different parts of a computer and how it connects to the internet. Additionally, we will be thinking about how to create a safe password and the importance of this.



In term 2, we will be learning about modern Greece in geography. The children will use maps to locate Greece and the surrounding area, learn the key geographical language to describe the features of Greece, discuss the physical and human features as well as explore the Greek economy.



PE is taught twice a week. During this term, PE is taught on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. On Tuesday, the children will be learning how to play hockey. In hockey, they will learn how to pass, receive and travel with the ball. They will also learn how to tackle and shoot. On Wednesday, the children will have their PE lessons with Miss Berrington as part of our enrichment program.


PSHE is taught each term and is mostly based on discussion. The children are given the opportunity to empathise with others and their emotions as well as being able to come to terms with and verbalising their own feelings and opinions. The theme for the following term is related to relationships, diversity and equality.


Religious Education

RE will be taught in blocked weeks at the end of each term. The theme for this term is Incarnation. We will be placing Incarnation and Messiah in the ‘big story' of the Bible, explaining connections between these, using theological terms and showing how Christians put their beliefs about Jesus’ Incarnation into practice.



We will be exploring the world of abstract art in our art lessons this term. We will be focusing on Jackson Pollark and Wassily Kandinsky.