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 Assembly – Thursday 7th March

Well done to everyone who dressed up or brought a book to share on World Book Day. In assembly we looked at the winners of the book cover design contest and we enjoyed sharing our costumes.  

Sun Dome – Year 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 were visited by staff from Culham Science Centre, who brought along a Sun Dome to teach them about the Sun.

Year 5 History of Science Museum Visit – Monday 19th November.

Year 5 visited the History of Science Museum on Monday 19th to do the Space Explorers program. We learned all about studying space through time. A huge thank you to Hannah's Mum and to Peter's Dad for going with us, we couldn't have gone without you.

Anti-Bullying Week 12th November

During Anti-Bullying Week we met as a whole school on our playground to make a pledge together to Bulldoze Bullying and to work together to prevent bullying at our school.  We held hands in a big circle as a whole school and then made a human wave together to...

Oxfordshire Book Awards 7th November 2018

On Wednesday 7th November, 11 Key Stage 2 pupils went to the Oxfordshire Book Awards, where they were able to listen to the winners of the awards talk about their books, their inspiration for writing the books and were given top tips for beings an author or...