Year 5

Year 5a

Welcome to Adder and Fox Classes

Welcome to Year 5 at Hadrian Academy we hope that you are looking forward to this year. This is an important year as it sets the ground work for Year 6 and ultimately making important decisions regarding which secondary school your child will transfer to.

Your teachers are Mrs Lawson and Miss Sharma who will teach Adder Class and Miss Baxter who will teach Fox Class.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Parker and Mrs Craig.  Mrs Norris, Mrs Harris and Mrs Parker (pm) offering 1:1 support.


We have P.E lessons on a Wednesday each week.  Your child needs to wear their PE kit to school.  This will include their house t-shirt, jumper, navy tracksuit bottoms, royal blue shorts and black trainers.


Swimming will take place on a Wednesday morning in the Summer term 1 for Adder class and Spring term 2 for Fox class. Your child will need to bring in a separate bag their swimming gear: swimming costume (no bikinis), hat (if hair is long, girls and boys) and towel. No goggles.  Payment for swimming can be made through your Parentmail account.  A reminder will be sent out nearer the time.


We welcome any questions you have and the best time to catch us is usually after school.  Please check your Parentmail account regularly for letters, reminders and upcoming events.  Thank you


We have lots of exciting learning planned for the year!  Please follow this link to find out more details of the exciting topics and curriculum covered in year 4.


Lunchtime is from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.  A daily register is taken for children to have either a school dinner or packed lunch.  School dinners are charged at £2.30 per meal and payments are to be made via your Parentmail account.

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Year 5 have been busy in English creating Vlogs in order to share their knowledge of grammar with everyone.






Year 5 performed ‘The Pig’ by Roald Dahl in assembly today in front of the whole school.

March 2017


During our Jigsaw lessons we have been learning about how to keep our bodies safe and healthy. One of our favourite lessons was about emergency situations, including how to get help and how to put somebody into the recovery position!

We thought really carefully about how to act in an emergency, and we all agreed that being calm really helps. If you follow the website link you will be able to see a video of us in action!




Year 6 – Curriculum


UKS2 Spring Term – Curriculum Overview

UKS2 Autumn Term – Curriculum Overview


Spelling – Year 6 will be using ‘No Nonsense Spelling’ designed to meet the latest curriculum requirements in a manageable and effective way.


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Children will then progress on from Bug Club and participate in Accelerated Reader a programme aimed at motivating students to read by guiding them to books suitable for their reading level. Students work at their individual level, developing confidence and becoming independent readers. For full details click here.

We reward regular readers with extra playtime and other special ‘Star Reader’ events.


Across Hadrian Academy we follow a handwriting scheme called ‘Letter-join’. As children get older and move through the school we still have regular handwriting lessons to improve quality, speed and stamina of handwriting.

  • Quality: Ensure letters are consistently sized with equal word spacing and that ascenders and descenders are parallel and do not touch words on the lines above and below.
  • Speed: Improve speed of handwriting to allow creative writing to take precedence over the task of handwriting and be able to take ‘quick notes’ at a faster pace.
  • Stamina: Have the strength and mobility to be able to write for longer periods of time without fatigue.

Follow the link to find out more about how you can help at home.

 Click here to view our Handwriting policy.



At Hadrian Academy we use ‘Target Maths’, which fully supports teaching of the National Curriculum, for our daily maths lessons. It is a structured scheme that enables teachers to develop concepts progressively throughout the year and provides children with frequent opportunities to consolidate their learning.

We also use Assertive Mentoring to support our assessment for learning, so we know where the children are in their growing knowledge and skills.

Additionally, the children take art in a daily challenge that is designed to develop speed and fluency in maths.



SMSC – Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and British Values

SMSC is taught as part of an integrated curriculum throughout the school day. The children are encouraged to be kind, empathetic citizens who respect and embrace our country’s diverse society. Relationships and personal safety are discussed to ensure the children feel secure and safe.

We use the resources in the ‘Jigsaw’ programme as our teaching tool and invite ‘BIG Talk Education’ into school annually to talk with the children, parents and staff about relationships and sex education.


Click here for Internet Safety.


Science at Hadrian Academy involves giving the children experiences of a wide range of practical work as well as developing scientific skills and attitudes to promote the enjoyment of learning about science. Each term the children will learn about a different aspect of

We want children to ask questions, develop their thinking skills and be reflective of their experiences.

Currently, the whole school are working towards being awarded the PSQM, Primary Schools Quality Mark. Click here to find our more.


In geography at Hadrian Academy we aim to help children to make sense of their surroundings and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the variety of physical and human conditions on the earth’s surface.

In history our aim is to develop in children an understanding of how people have lived in different times in the past and to develop a respect for cultural traditions and history of our school and the United Kingdom.

Topics are selected for each key stage and follow a two year rolling programme.



We are an active school! We aim to develop confidence and competence in physical skills appropriate to the age and ability, so that children may appreciate exercise and recreational as an enjoyable and important option for life. Through encouraging team games we aim to help children learn the importance of working together.

There are various clubs run at school at the end of the school day for children to join. Each lunch time the children access to a range of equipment aimed to increase activity.

Click on the below image to visit our Sports page.

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French is the chosen language at Hadrian Academy. The emphasis is on conversation about subjects that are familiar to the children. For example family, sport, weather and food.

As the children get older in years 5 and 6 we develop the writing of language. To support the staff we use a variety of materials to ensure the correct punctuation is demonstrated with the children.


We are a musical school. As a Platinum Sing Up award holder we ensure that the children sing at least once every day across the curriculum. We also invite professional peripatetic teachers to teach all children to read music and play an instrument to a high standard in years 4-6, to engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

Children in KS2 are all welcome to join our prestigious extra curricular choir, and the children have the opportunity to play their instruments together in a band.


We celebrate all the arts and hold the Gold Artsmark. We follow the LCP scheme of work for visual arts and adapt it where possible to link with other subjects across the curriculum. Our art lessons teach children the knowledge and skills to experiment, produce creative work, become proficient in different techniques, evaluate works of art and learn about great artists and designers.

We run several extra curricular Art and Craft Clubs and also invite Love Art and Craft to run a weekly club after school.


Children across the school all cover the Speaking and Listening curriculum in class. In addition to this every child has the opportunity to sign up to train for and take LAMDA examinations. These are designed to equip learners, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills which will serve them throughout life. Preparation for an examination can unlock imagination and creative-thinking, develop communication skills, refine technical skills and artistry, and promote team-work. The examinations themselves provide learners with an opportunity to measure progress against an international standard, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and receive appraisal and guidance for future development. Children are given feedback on their performance, whether they pass or fail, they will be told how to improve. Excellent children pass with merit or distinction. Everyone who passes receives a certificate. Last year our results were excellent with the majority gaining merits or distinctions.