Children will return to school on Thursday 2nd September. Have a lovely summer.

Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

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Class 16

Class 16 - Year 5


Class Teacher: Mrs Sawdy
Class Learning Assistant: Mrs White

We are very excited to start the new term in Year 5 and look forward to all the interesting work that we will be tackling together. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in Class 16 this year.



In English this term, the children will be reading a selection of legend-based short stories, and delving into the writing of Lemony Snicket and his Series of Unfortunate Events.  In Numeracy, we will focus on greater maths fluency and increasing confidence in written methods of calculation. During the afternoons, our topic will be 'Summit to Sea', where the children will learn all about the fascinating history of the Vikings and Saxons.


Make sure to look out for any letters sent home, or messages in the Home School Diary, as well as log in details for TTRS and Google Classroom.




Excitingly, we have NEW books online the children can access using Active Learn. Use the school login: srtt - along with your child's username and password. You will be able to access hundreds of free books! These are allocated by us and are specific to your child's reading level. Help your child earn points and collecting new Bug Club avatars by reminding them to log on, read the books and answer the exciting quizzes!  We ask that parents listen to the children read to encourage a love of books.  This can be the reading of magazines, comics as well as their school reading book.  When you listen to your children read, this can be recorded in their Home School Diary and will count towards reading certificates which are awarded in assemblies in order to celebrate their progress.


Our multi-skills lessons are on a Monday and Friday, therefore full PE kit needs to be worn to school on these days only (regular school uniform is not required on these days).  Please ensure that the PE kit is suitable for all weathers, as we will be outside come rain or shine!



Your Home School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading.  It is here that you will also find the log-in details for many of the applications we use at school.

There will continue to be a strong emphasis on knowing the times tables by heart. Using Times Tables Rock Stars at home is fun and challenging as well as being designed to increase fluency and confidence.  The log-in details for this can be found in the front of the Home School Diary.  The children will also be able to see the progress they make towards GOLD, as this is recorded in there too.


Spellings will be written into the diary on a regular basis by the children, to encourage their independence and accuracy. 


Mrs Sawdy