Welcome to Year 5!
We are an enthusiastic and dedicated team and are very much looking forward to working with the Year 5 children on many exciting topics and activities during the coming year.
Meet the team!
Mrs Vernall- Class Teacher
Ms Walker- Class Teaching Assistant
Mr Kingshott- PPA Cover teacher on Thursday
Mr Mills- Class Teacher
Mrs Doherty- Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs Beacham- PPA Cover teacher on Thursday
We know some routines will be a little different at the start of this year and we hope the children will soon be relaxed in the new routines within their class and year group bubble.
We will begin this term with a focus on English, Reading and Maths along with PSHE, Art, P.E, Music and Computing. The children will have the opportunity to discuss in PSHE Lessons emotions and mindfulness as well as strategies for developing resilience. Our art will be based on the work of Peter Thorpe and we will show our creativity in an exhibition. Later this term, we discover Space and explore the wonders of the universe as a science based topic.
Our other topics this year include going back in time to Ancient Greece and learning about the topic of Rivers; hopefully taking a trip along a river in the Summer term.
In Year 5, children strive to become more independent learners, full of determination and resilience. This is supported through daily challenges and PSHE lessons. We encourage all children to do their very best and expect everyone to take some responsibility in order to make progress and achieve.
Children are given spellings to practise every Monday and these are tested the following Monday. Pupils are expected to read as often as possible and we hope to develop a love of reading. Children will be rewarded with certificates for reading every 5 books. It’s also imperative that children ensure they have learnt and are confident in their times tables so they are ready to access our exciting curriculum.
We look forward to a great year ahead!