Welcome to Class 5 2020/2021. The Class Teacher is Miss Breheny and there are currently 27 pupils in this class. This class is supported by Mrs Gilray and Mrs Hannant.
My name is Miss Breheny and I am a Year 5 teacher at Consett Junior school. I have been a teacher for 8 years and have mostly taught in Upper Key Stage 2. I am the PE lead at school so if you ever have any suggestions for PE or would would like to know how you can get more involved in the subject please just come and see me or catch me around school. In my spare time I love to keep active by doing a range of sports and activities and particularly enjoy playing netball and going to gym classes.
About Class 5
In class 5 we are all about positivity and having a ‘glass half full’ attitude to work and life. Our class moto is “You don’t have to be the best- just do your best’ and we always try to work towards this during lessons and maintain this attitude in our behaviour around school.
This half term we are going to be reading The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie. This is a fantastic book which will allow us to really use our imaginations and write some creative pieces of work whilst also helping us to learn and apply new grammar terminology to help improve our writing. I can’t wait for you all to read this fantastic book that will have you gripped until the very end.
In maths, we are going to be using The White Rose to simultaneously teach fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills across the year 5 curriculum objectives.
In the first half term we are going to be settling in to the new school year by taking an in-depth look at place value. This block includes: reading and writing 6 digit numbers, comparing and ordering numbers, rounding, Roman numerals and negative numbers.
I am a bit of a stickler for times tables so we do a lot of work with TT Rockstars in school and at home.
Our topics for this half term are:
Science – Space
History – Anglo Saxons
Art – Formal Elements- Architecture
French – High Streets
PE: Yoga and athletics. This year PE will be every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Until restrictions are eased to allow children to bring bags to school they can come to school wearing their PE kits.
Our Class Gallery
Work Packs (7th) during school closure due to Coronavirus – Class 5 (Year 5)
2020 year book challenge!
Lockdown Time Capsule
Hopefully before the end of term we will bury the time capsule in the school grounds. The capsule is part of a project run by Mark Wilkinson Photography. Photographs Mark has received will be printed and placed in the time capsule which will be buried for ten years. To accompany the photographs we are asking the children to write a letter and place it in a sealed envelope. The letter can be about time in lock down, things children did, how they felt, anything they feel relevant. We do want the children to include the date, their age, their class teacher and their first name. But they must not include surnames, phone numbers or their address.
In 2030 we will dig up the capsule and all contents will form part of a history event for our future CJS children.