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Class 5

Welcome to Year 5- Attenborough Class

My name is Mrs Hutchings and I am the class teacher. We are supported by Mrs Ribbits and Mrs Johnson as Learning Support Assistants.

Year 5 is an important year as it marks the start of Upper Key Stage 2. The children are well-established in the school and begin to take on more independence and responsibility.

We take a thematic approach to learning and the children make links between prior learning and new experiences in many ways. I am passionate about using literature and art to enhance learning and also lead on History and MFL in the school.

We take opportunities to enhance learning through visits and visitors so that we know more and remember more:

Autumn 1 City Life (Local walks and a Market visit)

Autumn 2 The Tudors (Library Visit)

Spring 1 Earth and Space (Shared visitor with Yr 2)

Spring 2 Buildings and Bridges in The Industrial Revolution (Colne Valley Steam Railway)

Summer 1 Early Islamics (Mosque visit or Guest Speaker, to be confirmed)

Summer 2 Rivers (Trip to Sudbury Water Meadows)

Please contact me via email: j.hutchings@devere.essex.sch.uk or telephone via the office.

Curriculum Overview

Please click here to access the curriculum overview for Year 5

Class Blog

23rd September 2022

Welcome to Year 5! The children have started back really well and are starting to get to grips with the challenges that Upper Key Stage 2 brings.

We have dived straight into a new adventure by reading, analysing and creating writing around ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Bunzl. It is a thrilling tale set in Victorian London, but with a few differences to our world. Humans live alongside ‘mechanimals’ like Malkin, a mechanical fox, and his humans, Lily and John. The children have got to know these characters well and will soon be writing diary entries in character as Lily, and a newspaper article detailing an airship crash.

In Maths, we have been exploring numbers up to 1 million and they particularly enjoyed sorting top footballer salaries into groups this week.

Our theme is ‘City Life’ and we have begun looking at village life around our school and comparing it to Norwich, as a nearby historic city. In Science, we are exploring how to separate mixtures. Swimming is going well: the children have been assessed and put into appropriate groups and started a range of activities in the water. I am really pleased with how they have behaved going to and from school on the minibuses.

I look forward to sharing more of their learning with you as the term continues.

Mrs Hutchings

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