Teacher: Mrs Hannick
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carson & Mrs Vines

In Year 5, Mrs Hannick encourages us to ‘give it a go’ even if we don’t succeed. We are also encouraged to be independent and creative in our learning and to think for ourselves and not to always rely on others.  This will help us to become more confident learners and not fear failure and 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 a Tuesday. 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 science, history and geography and many other subject areas through our Project Curriculum lessons. This ½ term we enter a portal and visit Alchemy Island where we have to undertake specific challenges. After half term, we study the Tudors and in the spring term our projects will be Space and the Victorian. In the summer, our work takes us more outside as we look at allotments and different types of mini-beast.

To support our learning, we will be going on some lovely trips- the first one being to the Tower of London in November. We also hope to go to the Science Museum and to visit some allotments near by.

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.

12th October 2018

Peter Thorpe

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