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Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Deaf Children

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Class 17

Class 17 - Year 5


Class Teacher: Mrs C. Edwards
Class Learning Assistant: Mrs S. Burnett





Welcome to Class 17.

We hope that you are rested and relaxed after having a wonderful break with your families over the Holidays. Now, we are looking forward to welcoming you all back for this Summer Term. Fresh starts and new beginnings are always exciting! To make sure that everything runs smoothly as you settle into a new class in a different year group, we have Mrs. Edwards, the Class Teacher, Mrs Burnett, our class LSA , who is always on hand with her support.

Over this summer term the topic will "From Summit to sea", a Geography based topic that allows the children to explore the physical geography of how mountains and rivers are formed, as well as the locations of the seven major summits across the globes.


Year 5 will also be reading the book Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, a book that both inspires their creative writing and their grammatical knowledge. 

What to Bring to School

Please take the time to label ALL belongings, such as lunch boxes, water bottles etc. It is particularly important to make sure that all clothing, especially jumpers and coats are labelled. As we are a healthy school, we do ask that the children have water only in the classroom. At break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. All other equipment will be provided. Please leave pencils cases at home to enjoy when you get home.


PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays. Just a reminder that our PE kit consists of red short, white top and trainers. Black joggers and a black sweatshirt or hoodie are great for when the weather is cooler, especially as PE is always outdoors.


Your Home School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading. In the front of the diary, you will find the log in details that you will need for Google Classroom and TTRS.

This year, there will continue to be a strong emphasis on knowing the times tables by heart as this is especially important in Year 5.

As these things are so important, we ask that parents listen to the children read at least three times a week to encourage a love of books and reading for pleasure as well as supporting them with any times tables and spellings they bring home. When you listen to your child read, this can be recorded in their Home School Diary and will count towards reading certificates, which are awarded to the children in assemblies in order to celebrate their progress.

We look forward to developing a really positive partnership between home and school. To further this, there are lots of certificates to be earned for reading at home and showing excellent attitudes to learning. Look forward to your children bringing home lots of certificates!





Mrs Edwards



Homework is given out on a Friday and handed in on a Tuesday.
This consists of a 5 question arithmetic sheet and a list of spellings that are to be learnt over a 2 week period. 

Summer 2024 Curriculum overview and Curriculum letter

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