Y5 – Shakespeare Class
Welcome to Shakespeare Class!
Meet the Teacher Presentation - click here.
Myself (Mr Bambridge) and Mrs Porter are looking forward to working on some fantastic topics and exciting experiences that I am sure everyone will enjoy – it looks set to be a brilliant year.
Our first topic is ‘Under The Chimneys’, where we will be looking at the history of Battersea, from its humble beginnings to its present day, modern form. We will study Battersea Power Station, exploring how it has changed over time due to human and geographical impacts, as well as studying John Burns himself! The first book we will be covering in English is ‘The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd which aligns itself to our topic well.
Later in the year, we will be studying the pioneers of flight as well as the Egyptian, Chinese and Ancient Greek Empires. We will also be reviewing and building on previous maths learning as well as exploring new mathematical concepts using fractions, area and arithmetic among others.
I have previously worked at John Burns in the past as a teaching assistant, before deciding to train to become a teacher and complete my PGCE. Last year, I had two successful placements at Beatrix Potter and Allfarthing both located in Wandsworth.
I enjoy being active and playing sports such as football and tennis. I also like spending time immersing myself in an engaging book!
School Uniform and PE Kits
PE lessons take place on Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit on this day and that it is clearly labelled so that any missing items can be returned.
There will be a range of options to choose from a given homework menu that spans the half term. Each week, one of these tasks will need to be completed along with a weekly maths task. Both of these need to be handed in every Wednesday. Remember to practise spellings at home every week as these will be tested every Friday.
The expectation is that children will read at home every night – ideally aloud to an adult with regular questioning where appropriate (please don’t hesitate to see me for some ideas of questions you could ask). If that is not possible, please read aloud to your child with them following the text.
Reading records will be checked every Friday so please ensure these are brought into school with your comment and signature for each read they have completed that week.
If you need to talk to me about anything regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact me either via the school office or at the end of the day.
Click here to see the Autumn Term Timetable