My name is Miss Clark and I am currently the class teacher of the Woodpeckers! Our TA is Miss Barr and the other year 5 teacher is Mr Bemister. On a Wednesday afternoon the class will be covered by Mr Greenslade for PE and MFL.
The children will receive homework on a Thursday and will be expected to complete this for the following Tuesday - this will usually include a weekly Spellings task and a Maths task. Reading regularly with your child is also really important (and great for our word count) so please encourage the children, as will I, to bring their books home to share with you. The children will do outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon with myself and Mr Greenslade and indoors on a Wednesday afternoon with Mr Greenslade so please ensure their PE kit is in school.
Our topic this term is Around the World and back again - the children have been loving learning about the UK and have moved on to finding out more about Africa. They have even created their own Tingatinga Art work. Eventually, we will travel around many of the continents and finally enjoy Christmas in Australia (or at least we'd like to think so!) Hopefully, the children will be sharing their enthusiasm of this subject with you and we would love to see or hear any ideas you have to offer!
We are going to Hound Tor this term and we will also be hoping that many of you will visit our camp fire evening where the children can share some of their work and amazing legends that they will have learnt and created.
If you have any questions please come and see me before or after school and I will be more than happy to help!
We have been painting rocks this week. It is has become a national phenomenon that people across England have been taking part in and we decided we wanted to join in! The children will bring their rocks home to hide in various places around Plymouth in the hope to pass a message on!
We have been teaching the children in year 5 and across the school that it is ok to make mistakes and that occasionally maths workings will be a bit messy but that’s ok as long as we try to get the correct answer. Resilience is key in all subjects and specifically for problem solving in Maths.
We were lucky enough to visit Hound Tor. The children really enjoyed exploring the medieval village, scrambling and weaselling through caves and coming up with some amazing vocabulary for their own Dartmoor legends.