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 Thursday, please ensure that your child's swimming 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 Summer
In Literacy we will be writing Adventure Stories based on the dangerous world of Torak in Michelle Paver's 'Wolf Brother'. We'll be looking how to construct Debates, so children can make sure their opinions are powerfully and convincingly expressed, but still balanced and supported by evidence.
In Geography we will be learning all about the Rainforest, exploring an exciting biome and learning about the extraordinary qualities of this 'green belt'.
In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on multiple step problem solving.
In RE we will be learning about the Pentacost and how we can prepare ourselves for our Reconciliation by understanding freedom and responsibility.
In Science we will be putting on our lab coats and becoming biologists, and explore life cycles and ideal conditions for both plants and animals.
In Computing we will work on becoming Game Designers and learn how to code our own fun. We'll also use art software to create our own digital designs.
In PE we will be working on swimming training.
In addition there will be French lessons taking place on Monday.