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Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

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Class 5

Welcome to Class 5

Year 1
Class Teacher: Ms Bush
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kidgell

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Cousens


Welcome to Class 5's page. 

Our Learning 


In English this term we are looking at a variety of books and we will be learning new sounds in phonics, this term our focus is phase 5. We will be exploring different types of text including poetry. We will be exploring rhyming language and performing the poetry to develop speaking and listening. Throughout the term the children will be developing their spelling, punctuation and grammar skills to continue to develop their writing ability. As part of reading we will be developing the children's reading fluency and comprehension skills. 



In maths this term we will be consolidating out learning about place value within 20. The children will continue to expand their knowledge of number represented in a variety of ways. The children will also be developing their arithmetic skills in addition and subtraction within 20. We will also be learning more about 2D and 3D shapes. 



Ghyllgrove Gardeners is our topic this half term, where we will investigate the world that exists in our gardens. We will be learning all about growing herbs and learning about different animals, including humans and what they eat.  This is followed by 'Where we live'. We will be exploring the history of Basildon within living memory and looking at geographical landmarks in our school and local area. 


PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please make sure children have their PE kit in school at all times. Earrings must be removed otherwise children will not be able to participate in the lesson. 


In class expectations

In Class 5 we have very high expectations of exceptional behaviour and attitudes to learning. All children are expected to stay on green by following the school rules, listening carefully and trying their best. However, they should be striving for gold by showing the Ghyllgrove Learning Powers. You should aim to be getting your green certificates to take home every Friday to show your parents how fabulous you have been at school.


At Home…

All of the staff in Class 5 will work tirelessly to ensure everybody does their best this year. We will regularly hear the children read and set them number challenges too, so look out for updates in the home school diaries. You should also have a Google Classroom log in which will be used for any remote learning.


In order to help your child achieve and accelerate their progress, we ask for the following commitments from you at home too:


  • Listen to your child read at home 3 times a week using our amazing online Bug Club resource. Records of this must be made in your child’s Home School Diary. Please take the time to put a small note and we will also do the same anytime we hear your child read during the school day. Currently, we cannot send home reading books but Bug Club has been updated and your child will be allocated banded books regularly.

  • Practise your counting, reading and writing your numbers to 20.

  • Practise the tricky word Planet sticker at the front of your home school diary.


Please remember to log in daily to Google meet and complete the work on Google Classroom.


School day timings

School begins at 8:50am and children must line up with their teacher in their zone on the playground. 

School finishes at 3.00pm and the children are to be collected from the KS1 playground.


Any appointments will need to be made via the class teacher.


For online activities please see the children tab then click learning at home. There are links for the children to use to carry on with their learning. 

Winter Read with Essex Libraries

Parent guide to supporting children with Maths at home

Helpful Websites