"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."
Hello and welcome to the Year 5G class page! My name is Mr Grierson and I am the class teacher for Dumbledore’s Army. Miss Bamford also works in our classroom every day. We are going to be learning about lots of exciting things this half term. In English, our writing will focus around the legendary story of ‘Gelert the Brave’. The children will eventually be writing their own versions of this story; creating their own characters, their own settings and their own problems for their characters to overcome. Our mathematical focus for this half term will be place value and number. Dumbledore’s Army are looking forward to having a magical half term together!
Mr Grierson and Miss Bamford.
Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts and will then undertake an online quiz to assess their understanding of the text.
Mr Grierson is out of class on Thursday afternoons. For this session, Miss Kausor will be in class to continue their learning. I am sure they will have lots of fun with her too.
In Year 5, children are expected to complete two to three pieces of homework a week.
Your child has been provided with both CGP English and maths books to complete their homework. Each week, they will be provided with different page numbers in order to complete different tasks from each book. A themed homework grid will also be provided.
Weekly spellings will be every Monday. You should practice these throughout the week, to be tested on these on Fridays!
PE will take place every …
It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit, or vegetables and milk. We also encourage your child to drink water in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch.
Our Class Novel
A Kingdom United
Our theme work for this half term will be A Kingdom United. The children will be learning lots of exciting things and will be carrying out a number of different activities linked to geography, history, art and design and technology. They will develop their understanding of the geographical features of the UK, and understand how the Anglo-Saxon’s settlement in Britain has helped shape modern Britain.
PSHE- Health & Well-being - This topic includes discussions on families and friendships, safe relationships (including asking for and giving or not giving permission for physical contact as well as acceptable and unacceptable forms of physical touch)
RE – The children will be learning about Christianity and the Christmas story.