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03/09/20

This is fantastic Ryan! Thank you for spreading kindness 😍

06/07/20

Sid was really chuffed to receive Star of the Week for all his hard work last week! Well done Sid! https://t.co/yUm0Y1EVnh

22/06/20

And the winner of the cupcake challenge is Maisie in Year 1 - star baker!! Well done 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Bv8Cc5pKym

22/06/20

Well done Beth!!

22/06/20

Yummy courgette and lemon cupcakes made by Asha in Year 2 😋 https://t.co/5DqgMnaEvg

22/06/20

It’s not too late to donate to our just giving page for the Alzheimer’s Society. https://t.co/TnEE3Iy604

22/06/20

Daniel in reception had a great time making cupcakes for Cupcake day! The winner will be announced later today. https://t.co/LYuoXX3Uy6

22/06/20

Today is . There is a Lambeth sing along at 10:27am this morning, if you would like to join in. 10:27am is the exact time the first ship arrived. Follow the link for more info - https://t.co/UrmdHoDH2M

19/06/20

A well deserved star of the week for Lanre in Year 4 who has worked incredibly hard throughout the school closures and kept the routine of breakfast, wash then school uniform before starting home learning. Well done Lanre!! 👏 👏👏 https://t.co/YNeU8OACsD

19/06/20

Reuben made some cupcakes too! https://t.co/DGaNRppwcG

19/06/20

More delicious cupcakes for this week’s challenge. The winner will be announced on Monday! https://t.co/9h8WKtKPMn

19/06/20

Fantastic Science learning!

19/06/20

Those look delicious 😋

15/06/20

Maisie in Year 1 has been busy! Those cupcakes look delicious! https://t.co/UhKumbU4UA

15/06/20

Mahek and Viaan have been busy over the last few weeks watching caterpillars turn into butterflies! https://t.co/QljmlxSOdJ

15/06/20

This week’s challenge comes from Miss Varney and links to Cup Cake Day. If you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, please follow the link to our just giving page https://t.co/TnEE3Iy604 https://t.co/6YC0piHDlv

15/06/20

Well done Harley! You’ve been busy - keep it up!

15/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Great to see this photo of hitting the Dutch press , to illustrate the reopening of English primary schools https://t.co/UjvgdKVKmK

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Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum 

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  

Our Curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge and skills, but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. It is a comprehensive curriculum that really engages children and gets them interested in the world around them. Learning with our curriculum takes a global approach by helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now, as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The curriculum also emphasises the history and culture of Britain and promotes fundamental British values.

 

Mathematics

As Mathematics is such an important life skill, we adopt the ‘Mastery’ approach to our lessons. The ‘White Rose’ scheme of learning is taught across the school, allowing pupils to spend longer on key mathematical concepts, most noticeably number. During these longer units, pupils will see mathematics in a real life context, before moving at an appropriate pace from the concrete/pictorial approach (supported by manipulatives and pictorial stickers) to the abstract.

The key features of our maths curriculum are:

•Emphasis on problem solving and application of skills, allowing pupils the chance to relate what they learn and to connect knowledge.

•Careful scaffolding of core concepts through visualisation as a platform for comprehension;

•mental strategies, to develop decision making abilities;

•pattern recognition, to support the ability to make connections and generalise.

•Emphasis on the foundations for learning, and not on the content itself, so pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to merely reciting formulas or procedures.

English

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, we use the 'Power of Reading' as the basis for our English Curriculum.  This is a text-based approach to English, where the children use high-quality texts, with challenging vocabulary and interesting themes, to engage them with writing.  Through a text, children will experience a range of different learning styles such as conscience alley, role on the wall, drama, hot-seating and literature circles.  This will enable them to write in a range of genres - both fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  It also promotes a love of literature because it helps children to develop empathy, inference and a deeper understanding of  authorial intent and language choice.

Reading

In Year 5, we believe that reading is the gateway to learning but should always be pleasurable and fun. We aim to give children a concrete set of skills to decode and infer information in the text, but also enable them to develop a lifelong love of books. As children progress through KS2 they will have daily reading skills sessions, along with other classroom activities. Our well stocked fiction and non-fiction class library areas aim to offer children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities.

Handwriting

Year 5 continue to be taught to write in a cursive style.  We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports the continued the pupils' continued development of spelling. All teachers in Year 4 model the cursive script when working with children or marking books. Once a child is a proficient writer, they will be awarded a pen licence and will begin to use a pen in their work

Writing

In Year 5, writing is taught through English lessons that use Power of Reading texts as the main stimulus. Children experience writing in all genres, using their core text as their stimulus. This means that all children have a shared understanding of the storytelling elements of writing. Wherever possible we ensure we offer children the opportunity to write for a real purpose.

Grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Discrete teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling continues throughout Year 5, along with opportunities to develop and apply these skills within other English lessons.