Year 5

Welcome Back!

We hope you have all had a lovely Summer Break and are ready for the term ahead. We are excited to welcome your child to Yr 5. We run an open door policy so please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.

What we will be learning this term

Literacy The focus this term will be on writing adventure stories and newspaper reports.

Maths Our Maths focus will be to recap on number and place value.

Computing Green screen / video editing.

Science Forces / Animals including humans.

RE Jesus – Human Divine.

History Vikings – Raids and Invasions.

Geography Greece.

DT Viking helmets and boats.

PE Gymnastics /Football

Music Steel pans and Sea Shanty songs linked to our Vikings topic.

Art Observational drawings

MFL Mandarin

PSHE New beginnings, Getting on and falling out, Say no to bullying.

PE uniform Please note the school has uniform on sale. Please write your child’s name on all their clothing – it helps enormously if they get lost or mixed up with another child’s clothes! Please note we are not responsible for any lost items of clothing. We teach children to take full responsibility for their possessions. If for any reason clothing is lost, we endeavour to help locate it but we do not replace uniform of any kind (please see our lost property policy)

Latest Year 5 News

Year 5 Staff

  • Sally-Ann Warner
    Sally-Ann Warner
    Teaching Assistant Year 5 (5a)
  • Lesley Lawrence
    Lesley Lawrence
    Teaching Assistant Year 5 (5b)
  • Kay-Ann Williamson
    Kay-Ann Williamson
    Year 5 Teacher (5b)
  • Anita Mittelholzer
    Anita Mittelholzer
    Year 5 Teacher (5a)

Upcoming Year 5 Events

Dec
25
Mon
all-day Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day
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Dec
26
Tue
all-day Boxing Day
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day
Boxing Day
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Jan
2
Tue
all-day Inset Day
Inset Day
Jan 2 all-day
Inset Day
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Jan
3
Wed
all-day First day of Spring Term – Child...
First day of Spring Term – Child...
Jan 3 all-day
First day of Spring Term - Children back to school
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Feb
12
Mon
all-day Spring Half Term – School closed
Spring Half Term – School closed
Feb 12 – Feb 16 all-day
Spring Half Term - School closed
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Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Illustration of Girl Skipping
Sally-Ann Warner
Teaching Assistant Year 5 (5a)

I have been working at Grinling Gibbons Primary School for nearly nine years and have enjoyed all my years working here. I take great pride in reinforcing the schools ethos, aiming to inspire all individuals. Working in this school has given me the opportunity to work with all year groups, which has boosted my confidence.

My role is to help the children with their learning and motivate them to achieve their targets, and it gives me great satisfaction to know that I am part of the children’s learning journey, and a valued member of staff.

Lesley Lawrence
Teaching Assistant Year 5 (5b)

Additional Roles

 

I have worked at Grinling Gibbons for over 20 years. I am proud to be part of such an amazing school and community. The children I work with are all wonderful with a love for learning, and this in itself, makes teaching fun and exciting.

I enjoy coming to work each day, and I myself am always learning new things. This helps me develop as a professional, and I always strive to be a positive role model for the children I care for.

Kay-Ann Williamson
Year 5 Teacher (5b)

I recently joined the Grinling Gibbons family in September 2017 and I am excited for the years ahead. Whilst at University, I had visited Grinling Gibbons on a two week placement and knew immediately that this was the school for me. The enthusiasm of the Head teacher, teachers, staff, as well as the passion that the children have for their learning has been infectious, heightening my drive to work in this remarkable and nurturing environment.

I am proud to work in such a culturally diverse community where parents are supportive and value their children’s education. I look forward to working in partnership with you in developing the future generation and in creating opportunities to further stretch them as they develop into lifelong learners.

Anita Mittelholzer
Year 5 Teacher (5a)

I joined Grinling Gibbons Primary School in September 2017 and am the class teacher for 5A. Grinling Gibbons has such a warm and friendly atmosphere that I feel very proud and privileged to be a part of the team. The staff and children are all extremely welcoming and respectful to everyone.

All of the staff here, work together to support each other and we all have the well-being of the children at heart. This creates a positive aura in which the children feel safe to learn. I am glad that I can be a part of that environment and can help to steer the children in the right direction so that they can achieve their hopes and aspirations.