Class Teacher:

Mrs Bird


Staff in Our Class:


Our Class Governor:


How can you support at home?


Smawthorne Henry Moore Website for spellings


Learning times tables:

Learning times tables games and other maths activities: interactive.htm

Finding more information about the Vikings :

Science: Electricity, information, videos and fun facts: 


 Homework Days:


Weekly spellings and times tables sent out each Friday to be tested the following Thursday.

Maths, Handwriting and Project homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Each word of the spellings are said, put into a sentence for understanding and said again. The children then write down the spelling correctly in their spelling test book. There is no time limit on writing the spellings down.

The times tables are said twice using the terminology of times, multiply or lots of. The children are to write the answers down after the second saying and are given 5 seconds to write the answer.

Spellings are a very important part of the English National Curriculum. It places significant emphasis on correct spelling and is tested as part of the year 2 and year 6 national tests, as well as school testing spellings as part of the termly Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar assessment tests.





Thursdays and Fridays (Enrichment)





Our Class Animal:

Each class has been given a different animal (from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups. 

Did you know?

. Both male and female lions roar, this roar can be heard up to five miles away.

. Lions live in large groups called prides.

It is important for each class to have their own identify and I feel that the children in my class have really taken to this, recognising it as a way of showing ownership of their class through the animal which we have selected.

 Do you know any more facts about lions? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?

All About Me:



Autumn 2018: 


Information About Our Homework:

Each child should read at home every night, or at least 3 times a week, with an adult discussing the book with them and then recording their reading in the child’s planner.

Weekly spellings and times tables should be learnt throughout the week. They are given out on a Friday and are tested on the following Thursday. The weekly spellings are also used for handwriting practise in their handwriting homework books.


Autumn 2018 Term Events:



English Focus:

Maths Focus:


Curriculum Newsletter: Coming soon


Autumn 2018 Term Educational Visits:

Science Focus:

Topic Focus:

My Challenge:

How is Progress Measured in Year Five?

 Across school we use a consistent approach to assessment, using a range of methods. During lessons teachers will use AFL (Assessment for learning) strategies to assess the children's knowledge and understanding. This will then allow the teacher to judge where the class and each child's next step will be. Throughout the school year, we carry out assessment weeks where children complete a Maths, Science and SPaG assessment, followed by a piece of assessed writing. The teacher will then assess the children taking into account the assessment papers and what the child is like in class. During Year 6 the children sit the statatiry assessment, these being the SATs exams.  



National Curriculum Objectives:





What do the children in our class have to say?



What have we been up to in our class?