Y5 – Shakespeare Class
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Welcome to Year 5!
Myself (Mr Dixon) and Mrs Swaby 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 and how it has changed over time due to human and geographic 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 and 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 been teaching at a large primary school in Bristol, South West England for the past seven years. Previous to this, I worked in advertising in London for ten years before I went travelling around the world for a year. It was while travelling the world for a year that I decided to retrain to be a teacher and, on my return, I studied for my PGCE at Oxford Brookes University.
I enjoy running, live music, tennis and going to the gym as well as excellent food and immersing myself in a good book!
PE lessons take place on Thursday and Friday afternoons so please ensure you bring in your PE kit that day. Swimming lessons take place every Wednesday morning. Ensure it is clearly labelled so that any missing items can be returned.
For homework, there will be a range of options to choose from a given grid that spans the 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 don’t hesitate to contact me either via the school office or at the end of the day.