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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 and Friday, 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 Autumn

In Literacy we will be writing non-chronological reports on the lives of exciting creatures from around the world, and also exploring different traditional tales using Carol Ann Duffy's 'The Princess' Blankets' to explore rich language and personification.

In History we will be learning all about the ancient Maya and exploring this ancient civilisation.

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

 In RE we will be learning about the qualities God has gifted us, and talking about the sort of choices we make in life. 

In Science we will be exploring the way forces change and impact the world around us, and putting this knowledge into practice by constructing parachutes and submarines.

In Art we will be getting ready to explore more of our history by delving into the construction of ancient Maya masks.

In Computing we will be studying e-safety and how children can keep themselves protected while still enjoying the information and fun available online.

In PE we will be working on a range of invasion games, improving our team work and practicing a range of sporting skills.

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