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Year 5 Ash Class

Class Teacher Mrs Suzan Kern  -


The children have returned to school enthusiastic and ready to learn.  I have really enjoyed getting to know them. We have spent quite a lot of time exploring the books on our class bookshelves.    In class we are reading ‘The Orchard Book of Greek Myths.’ 

Last week, as part of our English and Science research, we ventured off site to survey trees in the local area.  The children behaved beautifully, and I was delighted with their commitment to the learning.  We will now be turning this information into acrostic poems in the style of the beautiful book ‘The Lost Words.’  Next week In English we will begin our research into Ancient Greece.

In maths our learning has been focussed around reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to a million.  In the next two weeks we will begin to use this understanding to add and subtract large numbers using a range of mental and formal strategies.

I am pleased to tell you that Mrs Lowes, who is an experienced teacher, will be taking the class on a Tuesday whilst I fulfil some of my leadership duties.

At the end of this half term the children will be taking part in a short performance of some of our favourite Greek Myths.  Please will you provide your child with a plain white t shirt to wear as their costume.  The children will have the opportunity to perform their showcase in front of the children at school.  We are hoping to record this performance so that you are able to enjoy it at home as well.

Best Wishes

Mrs Kern

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Topic - understanding longitude and latitude