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Gandhi Class

Hello, and welcome to Gandhi Class’ page!

I am Ms. Clarke and I am the Year 5 teacher. I shall be working alongside Mr Boulton this year.

Homework is given out every Friday, and is to be submitted by Wednesday. Please do let me know in advance of Wednesday if you have encountered any problems, so that we can work together to solve them. Reading every night is a vital part of improving a child's performance in school, and I look forward to hearing all about the stories that have captured year 5's imagination.

We have two tests a week. Spellings are given out on Monday to be learned by Friday, and we also have a mental maths test on Friday to make sure our times and division tables are up to scratch.

If you want to know about the topics we will be covering in the curriculum this year, you can find them on the term page.

PE is on Wednesday, please ensure that your child's kit is in school.

I am very excited for the year ahead, and look forward to getting to know you all in the coming months. 



Year 5 Spring

In Literacy we will be writing Stories with Issues based on the dangerous world of Varjak Paw, as he tries to navigate the complex world of Outside, and science fiction exploring strange creatures and space travel! We'll be looking how to construct a persuasive letter, so children can make sure their opinions are powerfully and convincingly expressed.

In Topic we will be learning all about the Shang Dynasty, exploring an exciting civilisation and learning about the extraordinary achievements of its people.

In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on multiple step problem solving.

In RE we will be learning about the mission God has for his children, and study the importance of the Eucharist in relation to Easter.

In Science we will be putting on our lab coats and becoming Chemists, exploring the way changing materials impact our world. 

In Computing we will work on becoming cryptographers  and learn how to crack secret codes. We'll also use art software to create our own digital designs.

In PE we will be working on dance and athletics training.

In addition there will be Music and French lessons taking place on Tuesday and Monday respectively.