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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

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Welcome to Year 5! Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!

Staff in Year 5


Our class teacher is Mrs Zarate. 

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Bennett, Mrs Stowell and Mrs Ould.

Picture 1 Mrs Zarate
Picture 2 Mrs Bennett
Picture 3 Mrs Ould
Picture 4 Mrs Stowell



This term our main topic is called Call of the Wild. We will be studying the book 'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate, about a gorilla in captivity and we will use this and other texts such as 'Gorilla' and 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne to further develop the children's writing skills, focusing on recount, persuasion and discussion in non-fiction and poetry and narrative genres in fiction.




Key Weekly Information


In order to maximise on the improved weather, both PE sessions will be outside this half term. On Wednesday afternoon, the session will be with Mrs. Seymour and on Friday afternoons they will have swimming with Mrs. Zarate. Please make sure the children have their outdoor PE kit in school at all times and their swimming kit on Fridays.


Mrs Hodson will be taking the class for part of their Science on a Wednesday afternoon.


Here is a copy of our weekly class timetable. This is an example of what our week will look like but it is subject to change dependent on weekly events

What are we learning at the moment?


In English this week, we are writing an adventure story based on the book by Anthony Browne called 'The Tunnel'. We have almost finished reading our class book 'The One and Only Ivan'. by Christina Applegate.

In Maths, we are learning about perimeter and area.

In Science, we are learning about living things and their habitats. 

In Geography, we are continuing to learn about rainforests. This is also our theme for art where we have been drawing, enlarging and collaging scenes from the rainforest.

In Religious Education we are learning about how Jesus is represented through art.

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