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Class 5 Mrs Kendal

Wow – we are so excited to be teaching this class!

My ethos: a happy, motivated child, armed with the confidence to operate independently can achieve ANYTHING!

In year 5, we will work on resilience, celebrate individuality, share our interests and explain why… We will work together, as a team, celebrating our successes and hitting our targets, working through our challenges, supporting each other, using our individual skills to move the team forward to meet our potential, being the best that we can be, socially and academically.

Entering upper key stage 2, we start to become role models for the school and the wider community; we will embrace this, promoting manners and morals, while having the most fun that a class can have!

We will be kicking off the year with our ‘Out of This World’ topic. This topic is based around the Earth, Sun and Moon science unit. As well as looking at the science behind our solar system, we will be incorporating some geography, art and literacy to enrich our understanding. We will also be spending a lot of time in PSHE looking at mental and physical health. In the run up to Christmas, we will be learning all about Greece. Modern Greece and Ancient Greece will be looked at equally as we combine history and geography in this fascinating topic.

In the Spring term, we get the opportunity to learn all about rainforests. As it is such a current topic, we will spend a lot of time looking at rainforests and their huge benefit to our world. In addition, we will be using rainforests to inspire artwork, writing and game creating in computing. There will also be an opportunity to widen our historical knowledge outside of Europe by studying the Mayans as well as covering the living things unit in science. Also in the Spring term (pending any changes due to Covid-19), we get the chance to learn a dance and take part in Strictly Pennine which we will perform at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

As we enter the Summer term, we will continue to learn more about our world through looking at environmentalism and the distribution of resources across the globe. In addition, we will look at how these resources can help us create everyday objects. In the final half term, we will complete our final topic called ‘We are Britain’. In this topic, we will look at the history of social events and the monarchy in Britain, as well as learning more about British Values. We will hopefully be visiting the local church as part of this topic. To incorporate science, we will look at some famous British scientists as well as emulating the art work of Holbein in a very surprising way!

Oh… and we’ll definitely play some chess, some brass and have lots of discussions about what is going on around the world.

If you ever need to ask anything, or have any concerns, just email us: and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thanks for your support,

Mr Clayton, Mrs Johnson, Mrs McLaughlin and Miss Monday.


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