Class 5

Welcome to Class 5 in 2020!

In Class 5, we have two teachers: Mr Self (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Parrott (Thursday - Friday), we are supported by Mrs Simpson across the week.

Important Dates in Class 5:

Monday 6th January - Back to school everyone!

Friday 7th February - Homework books due in please.

Friday 14th February - School finishes for half term week.

After School clubs this half term:

Mondays: Creative writing

Tuesdays: Multi-skills

Thursdays: Dance

Can you solve our algebraic problems?
Can you explain which row, column or diagonal to work out first?

Our Curriculum:
Look at our amazing Technical Toys from last term! Can you spot the cam mechanism and predict how the toy will move?

Invaders and Settlers is our new topic. Class 5 are studying the struggle to take control of Britain between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Class 3 and class 4 have other areas of history to study. You can download a curriculum map covering all subjects at the bottom of this page.

Outdoor Learning
We have an outdoor learning slot on Thursday afternoons. We go out in all weathers, even if the field is wet and covered in mud! Therefore wellies are essential! However, only half our class go out at a time and the other half are inside doing guided reading and spending time on the MyMaths website. The weeks usually alternate, so if you are out one week, you are inside the next week.

PE is on Wednesday afternoons and every other Tuesday or Friday afternoon.
Please have kit every day and make sure it is warm as we are often outside!

Spelling and Homework: 

This year we are going to trial NOT giving children a list of spellings to learn for a test each week. (Some parents may breathe a sigh of relief at this while others of you may have liked it as a way to work with your children at home.) However, research has proved that just learning lists for a test is not beneficial to the quality of children’s writing. We will still be teaching spelling rules and still be holding spelling ‘tests’, but are approaching spellings in a less formal and more contextualised way to support children to progress further with their writing. We will frequently send the tests home so that you can see how your child is developing. We have included ways to help your children with spellings; please see the spelling section on the homework sheet. Most of the suggestions are based around activities or games to aid longer term memory for spelling, rather than short term superficial learning for a test. We will also send home word-mats for the children, with the spellings that the Government published in the National Curriculum. These provide ideas for words to practise/play the games with. 

Each child will receive a homework book. There are lists of possible homework activities each half term for children to choose from and complete at their own pace, in their own style. There will be a date when the book needs to be handed in (usually the 4th or 5th week of each half term) to be marked and commented on. The date the book is due in this half term is Friday 11th October

  • Children should aim to read for pleasure every day, whether it is a book, magazine, newspaper or other! Please record it in your reading log book!
  • Whilst reading, children should be encouraged to ask questions about the story, make predictions, look at the pictures to find clues and learn new words. 

Mr Self,
28 Jan 2020, 08:01
Mr Self,
28 Jan 2020, 08:01
Mr Self,
28 Jan 2020, 08:02
Julie Parrott,
11 Sept 2019, 01:01
Julie Parrott,
11 Sept 2019, 01:00