Welcome to Year 5

Overview

In Year 5 there are three classes. We start the morning with a ‘Daily Mile’ to get the children warmed up and ready for learning. The pupils’ timetable is structured for the morning into Spellings, following the RWI scheme; Maths, following the NCETM planning; and English, which is based on fiction and non-fiction texts linked to our topic themes. Reading Master lessons are based around a variety of genres where we encourage children to explore vocabulary, use inference, make predictions, explain, develop retrieval skills and summarise events. The wider curriculum subjects are taught through a whole school creative and connective approach.

To see more of the learning and activities we do in Year 5, see our Year 5 blog below.

Useful Resources

Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.

Downloads

Year 5 Blog Posts

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Siobhain O’Higgins – Grand Piano

Children across the school were given the opportunity to join Siobhain O’Higgins playing her Grand Piano on zoom today. Children were able to listen live to different pieces, think about how it made them feel and what they could picture in their heads and see how the piano actually works!
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Year 2 and 5 Buddies

This afternoon Year 2 and Year 5 enjoyed spending some time with their buddies. They spent part of the afternoon reading stories to each other and had a great time.
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The Colours of Queen’s Hill Y5

The whole school has been working on our self portraits this week, inspired by the work of Angelica Dass and her Humanae project. Here are are some year 5 children tracing their work!
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Colours of Queen’s Hill

Our amazing teaching team have been painting self-portraits after school today for our Colours of Queen's Hill art project. They'll be going on display in the main entrance next week. The Colours of Queen’s Hill is a wonderful art project for our whole-school community, where everyone will be creating their own self-portrait to celebrate individuality and diversity, inspired by the work of artist Angélica Dass.
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Y5 Outdoor Reading

Year 5 have settled back into school routines in our first short week in school. Mrs White and her class went out to enjoy a fresh breeze whilst they read our current book 'Windrush Child' by Benjamin Zephaniah.
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Imagine a Story Writing Project!

Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 writers who are now officially published authors! A group of our UKS2 children participated in a project in collaboration with The Southbank Centre, in London, to write a chapter of a novel called ‘Rewilding Dream’ alongside authors Sita Brahmachari and Dominique Palmer, illustrator Lucy Farfort and over 2,500 children from other schools in the county. The story challenged important environmental concerns including pollution and climate change. Today their achievements were celebrated at the Norwich regional performance at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Children all received a copy of the finished book and quickly found their names in the list of contributors! As well as this, they had an illustrating masterclass! A huge well done to all for your efforts – lots of grit and determination was shown throughout the writing process!
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Y5 Maths Investigation

Today Y5 were tasked to use trial and improvement to answer the below questions. They all worked extremely hard and were determined to find all the possible solutions.
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Y5 Eaton Vale 2023

We had a fun packed few days at Eaton Vale this year. All the children were amazing and gave everything a go even if they were initially weary. We packed so much in that the photos below do not do it justice but hopefully you will get a snapshot of the lasting memories we built.
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We are Proud to be a ‘Good’ School

I am delighted to inform you that we have retained our ‘good’ judgement by Ofsted in our recent inspection. There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes, and I am thrilled that the dedication of our staff and pupils has been recognised. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating everyone who works and volunteers atour school. I wanted to draw your attention to some of the excellent feedback we received: Queen’s Hill Primary is a peaceful, well-organised school, where pupils feel safe. Pupils are helped to develop academically and personally in a nurturing environment. Leaders provide a harmonious environment where diversity is valued. Expectations are high for everybody. Staff treat pupils with respect and kindness. Leaders are ambitious for pupils with SEND. Parents appreciate the work of the school staff both in regard to the care they provide and the curriculum on offer. I also wanted to personally thank everyone who completed Ofsted’s Parent View survey. This is such valuable feedback, and helps us to ensure our school continues to be the best that it can be for our pupils.Thank you once again for all the support you continue to give the school.Best wishes, Mr. Matthew CrossHeadteacher 10255203-Queens-Hill-Primary-135148-Final-PDF-1Download
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Eaton Vale Information Event

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