Welcome to Class 5 2017/18. The Class Teacher is Miss Astbury and there are currently 23 pupils in this class.
My name is Miss Astbury and this is my 8th year teaching at Consett Junior School. I have recently returned from Maternity leave, having taken a year off with my little girl Ivy.
I love being outdoors and going on walks and adventures with my family. I have recently spent the summer holidays in Canada. At home we grow lots of vegetables and fruit. We have 4 cats and 2 chickens!
My favourite subjects to teach are Literacy and Art.
I am really looking forward to getting to know my new class!
About Class 5
This year there are 23 of us in Class 5. Already we have shown Miss Astbury what amazing talents we have for writing and numeracy. We like researching new topics and are full of interesting facts about Space!
We are a very well behaved, friendly and happy class and Miss Astbury even said that she had never had a class as well behaved as us before!
In Literacy we are going to be reading The Magic Faraway tree. We will be applying all of our skills from year 3 and 4 to help us write some amazing pieces of work. Over the next few weeks we will be writing stories, recounts, newspapers and more. We are really looking forward to finding out about the crazy characters who live in the Magic Faraway Tree and all the adventures that the children go on with them.
In numeracy we will be spending the first few weeks practising our times tables and learning all about Place Value. This is something we do at the start of every year, so far we have learnt about the symbols used for greater than and less then. We have also been learning to order numbers up to 1 million! Very soon we will be looking at the long method for multiplication as we are experts at the grid method, so it’s time to spread our wings and learn some ways to solve problems. We will also be practising our Arithmetic Skills each week, trying our best to beat our scores!
We are doing lots of exciting and new things in our topic work this year. In RE we are learning all about Sikhism. So far we have learnt that of the main religions, it is the newest. In History we are learning about Ancient Islamic Civilisation. We will be doing lots of investigation work in this topic, looking at important artefacts and people who have influenced civilisation today. Some of the other exciting topics we are covering are listed below:
- Art- We are learning all about Andy Warhol and Pop Art
- Geography- We will be finding out about all of the biggest mountain ranges in the world
- PE- We can’t wait to do both indoor and outdoor PE this year. Mr Moore has bought a new programme to follow and we can’t wait to get started!
- French- By the end of this term we will be experts at talking about ourselves- in French
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