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Year 5

Class teachers

Y5_Beech_white.jpg Beech- Ms Begum Y5_Willow_white.jpg Willow- Ms Giudes

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 Space and Ancient Greece in the Autumn term, World War 2 in Spring and The Amazon 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 Summer we will invite the children on a rainforest experience to further their knowledge of habitats and climate in The Amazon.

Each week throughout the year, both classes will work with a specialist music teacher to learn and perform skills on the ukulele. This is an excellent opportunity for them to develop their musical understanding and ability.


Both classes have PE sessions on Monday and Tuesday. 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.  


On Fridays, 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.

Miss Begum and Miss Giudes