Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carson & Mrs Vines
In Year 5, we are very lucky because we had our class teacher, Mrs Hannick, when we were in Year 2. This means that she already aware of our interests, our strengths and weaknesses and how much we have learnt since she last taught us. As such, she can plan work for us that will not only challenge us to acquire new attitudes, skills and knowledge, but will motivate and excite and engage us.
Mrs Hannick encourages us to ‘give it a go’ even if we don’t succeed. This will help us to become more confident learners and not fear failure. As long as we have tried our best, the ethos of the class is that we will get there in the end.
In our class, we are encouraged to be independent and creative in our learning and to think for ourselves and not to always rely on others. This will help prepare us for life at Secondary School.
We begin our mornings by looking back at our work from the previous day and act upon any constructive marking given in order to try and help us to deepen our knowledge. After that, we focus on our English and Math’s lessons. We also have guided reading sessions and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) sessions. We are given weekly spellings, which we are tested on on Thursday. As our times tables are fundamental to much of our math’s learning, we also have a weekly times table test on a Friday morning.
After lunch we learn our history and geography and many other subject areas through our Project Curriculum lessons. This term’s focus is London, with a focus on Victorian children. After Christmas our project will be Space and in the Summer term we focus on the Ancient Greeks and the Vikings.
To support our learning, we will be going on some lovely trips, the first one being to the Ragged School museum in November. We also hope to go to the Science Museum and the British Museum. Last year, Mrs Hannick, did a Space Evening, when the children came back to school when it was dark and looked at the constellation of the stars, made rockets and oratories and took part in may other exciting activities. She hopes to do this again.
We are very lucky, that during the Autumn and Spring term, we are taken to Sidcup Leisure Centre, to have swimming lessons. We are also fortunate that during this term we are taking part in the STOPs Obesity Programme.
As reading underlies all other curriculum areas, we all have a target for our Accelerated Reading which we are trying hard to achieve. Who will be our first AR Millionaire this year?
Our teacher hopes that by the end of the year we will be confident, independent and enthusiastic learners, ready to face the challenges of our final year at Primary School.
30th October 2017
Aspire to achieve Believe in yourself Care for each other