Welcome to Year 5
The Year 5 team are Mrs Branigan (teacher) and Mrs Khanna (TA).
We work together to ensure our high expectations of learning and behaviour make the classroom a great place to learn. We have various rewards systems in place to celebrate the children’s effort and achievements in school, and our bright, colourful classroom has lots of areas to display their work. We also love to hear about their achievements away from school.
In Year 5, we like to learn through lots of hands-on activities - having fun and experiencing learning in a range of ways to make it more memorable. Reading is also a big part of our learning and we use literature to access a wide variety of topics, as well as listening to stories for enjoyment as often as we can. Children are given homework every day to help them become more independent in organising their learning, and to give them opportunities to share their learning with their families.
This term our topic is Greece and we will be learning all about Ancient Greece. We will be looking at the key events and people of the period, and considering how life has changed. We will also be looking at the legacy that the Greeks left and how it affects our everyday lives. In our literacy lessons, we will be looking at stories by Rudyard Kipling and trying to write in a similar style.