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Year 5

Class teachers

Beech - Ms Harries

Willow - Ms Jones & Ms Ho

Welcome to Willow and Beech!

This year the children will be working hard in order to make rapid progress. As they mature and move through the school, the children take on more responsibility as independent learners, and are given opportunities to take on roles such as being a Peer Mediator or Playground Supporter.

We will be focusing on the topics of Ancient Greece in the Autumn term, The Amazon and Fairtrade in Spring and The Vikings and World War II in Summer term.  We follow an integrated approach where Literacy drives the topic and immerses the children in engaging activities that span a range of curriculum areas.

We enhance children's learning with a rich variety of educational trips. In Autumn Term we will go to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, linking this in with our topic about Space and The Planets. In Spring we will invite the children on a rainforest experience to further their knowledge of habitats and climate in The Amazon.

PE

Both classes have PE sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. Please can the children have their PE kit in routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. We work through a mixed curriculum of gymnastics, dance, team and invasion games, other ball games and athletics.  

Homework

On Thursdays, children are given literacy, numeracy and spelling homework each week, to be returned the following Tuesday. Children are also expected to read for 20 minutes each evening and to record their views of the book in their reading records. Please encourage them to do this, as it makes a huge impact on their learning!

If you have any queries or questions about this year please come and see us about it.

Ms Harries, Ms Ho and Ms Jones