Meet the Teachers
We speak many languages!
Children in Y5 can speak Persian, Romanian, Arabic, Czech, Spanish, Urdu, Kurdish, Somali, Mandika, Punjabi, Georgian, Yaruba, and English!
Rowan Class – Mrs Allison
We are a bright, hard-working, love to laugh class who learn new things everyday. We are the very best class in the school according to Mrs Allison.
Our class motto is: The power of YET….‘We can’t do it… YET!’
Juniper Class – Miss Tate.
In Juniper class, we love learning and finding out new things. We are a very friendly class and love celebrating our differences. Our class motto is believe it and you will achieve it! With lots of hard work, we know we can all achieve our goals.
Willow class – Miss Hunter.
In our class we all believe that ‘If you aim for the moon, you will land among the stars’. Therefore, we aim high and overcome any barriers along the way to where we need to be. We know that sometimes some goals can be hard to achieve. However, we know that if we have a can-do attitude and put in the effort then we will be closer to achieving our goals. Everyone is made to feel welcome and are viewed as a valued member of the classroom
Hickory Class- Mrs Rafferty and Miss Lavelle
We are a hard-working, fun-loving group who love to come to school each day to learn something new! We always try our best, especially when things can seem tough… we have a really important saying: ‘I can’t do it… YET!’
We started the year with an exciting topic about the Amazon Rainforest. As part of this topic, we read The Explorer. We also studied the artist Henri Rousseau and are particularly proud of our water colour paintings based on’ Tiger in a Tropical storm’
We have loved making our classrooms look WOW!
We then moved onto to learn about Famous Influential Middlesbrough people.
We love Maths and have learnt so much this year. Rowan even learnt how to do long division while on lockdown. We are confident to talk about our Maths understanding and strive to achieve high standards. We have also learnt new skills recently and we are able to use a protractor to measure and construct angles.
5 a day and Times tables are an essential part of our daily Maths.
The summer term will see us moving onto fractions. We are ready to learn about equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts, improper and mixed, as well as adding, subtracting and multiplying two fractions together. We will then move onto measures and conversions.
Spring 1 saw us working from home. It was a strange time but we engaged with online lessons and seesaw work brilliantly. We also did 1:1 lessons and small groups. We loved listening to our teachers reading Skellig every day and we used this great book as a stimulus for our writing of a non-chronological report about Mythical creatures and Owls. We have learnt how to use colons, subordinating conjunctions/clauses and parenthesis.
Our creative story settings and character descriptions have been developed using expanded noun phrases and prepositions.
We really enjoy Science and earlier in the year we were excited to grow our own butterflies and learn all about their life cycles.
We have also experienced electricity and understand how to make bulbs brighter and use complete circuits.
Earth and Space was interesting, and we loved pretending to be the planets orbiting the sun.
During Lockdown Miss Lavelle became an online scientist and had lots of fun teaching the year group! Our favourites were:
- Dunking biscuits!
- Water fun! We explored water tension, where we tried to float a needle as well as showing how important it was to wash our hands using soap and pepper!
- Optical illusions.
Geography skills are also developing as we have been learning all about maps and how to read them. We now know the symbols in ordinance survey maps and how to use 4 and 6 figure grid references.
PE is one of our favourite subjects! We have PE with Mr Adams each week.
We have learnt lots of new skills this year including how to sew. We were very proud of our calendars, it showed our skills of different stitches.
As well as all of this, we enjoyed experiences with Wilderness Outdoor Education – we can’t wait for them to come back to school in the Summer Term.
In history, we are going to revisit our Amazon topic to learn about an ancient civilization called The Mayans.
In geography, we are going to learn more about maps and how to use them, including globes where we’ll need to understand terms like longitude and latitude.
To finish off our year, we are going to study the Tudors.
To keep us fit, we enjoy jogging a mile each day through our green space AND we are become amazing skippers as the whole school works towards being fit and healthy.
We hope you have enjoyed finding out about us!