West Oxford Community Primary School

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5, we take a giant leap into the many subjects we will be working on and discover and build new skills as we investigate and explore. It is an exciting time when the children really start to develop their own style in their work and their own voice

About Year 5

Year 5 is an exciting time in children’s learning. Up to this point, they have been learning new skills and then trying them out on their own.

In Year 5, they will learn new skills but they will also take their previous learning and push to deepen their understanding and expand on what they already know. It is a time when they develop their own voice in their writing, formulate their own opinions in class discussions and look at things in a variety of ways.

It becomes very important for the children to read as much as they can, a variety of genres and authors. This will help to give the children ideas for writing and exposure to different ways of seeing things and expressing their ideas. Most importantly though, it is important for the children to have a growth-mindset and knowing that anything is possible.

Ms Jamie Hart

Year 5 Teacher

Our Curriculum For Year 5

We follow the National Curriculum at the West Oxford Community Primary School. Our team in the classroom works hard to make sure that every child is nurtured and supported as we work together to achieve the milestones set down by the  government, creatively and effectively.

The subjects that we cover include: English, mathematics, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, geography, history, languages (Italian), music and physical education.

National Curriculum guidelines for English in Year 5

National Curriculum guidelines for Mathematics in Year 5

National Curriculum guidelines for Science in Year 5

Full list of National Curriculum Subjects for Key Stage 2

What Books Will Your Child Enjoy in Year 5?

Check out this great list of books from The School Reading List. This list of books is put together every year by a team of English teachers, librarians and parents, and features books for all abilities at this stage.

The School Reading List – Year 5

Year 5 News

World Book Day!

Thanks to all of the children and staff who dressed up and shared their favourite books on World Book Day. We have also enjoyed decorating the classroom doors - what a selection of books you have shown!  

Science Workshops

Today, Foundation Class up through Year 6 were able to take part in a Science Workshop run by Oxford Hands On Science. This is a volunteer group of Oxford University PhD students who are studying various fields of science themselves.   The children had a...

Festival of Voices – June 2019

The WOCPS school choir had a fantastic time performing in The Festival of Voices at Dorchester Abbey this year. They worked incredibly hard with Mrs Gill to learn all 16 songs and sang them beautifully on the night. They also looked great in our new choir t-shirts!...

Yr 5 JEMS Challenge Morning

Our Year 5 class was invited to send 6 representatives from our class to take part in a Science Challenge Morning. Last week, 3 girls and 3 boys who had stated interest and whose names had been drawn, did a fantastic job showing off their working scientifically...

Year 5 Trip to the Ashmolean during Art Week

Year 5 enjoyed learning about Islamic Art by looking at actual artifacts at the Ashmolean Museum. We were able to make our own patterns, solve puzzles and handles true artifacts. Our trip truly inspired us for our interpretations of Islamic art patterns in our own art...

Year 5 visit to the STEAM Museum

Year 5 has been to the STEAM Museum in Swindon in order to attend their  'We Meet Again' event. At this event, there were museum volunteers from the area to discuss what life with an evacuee staying with their family was like, as well as what life during the...