Welcome to Class 5 2019/2020. The Class Teacher is Miss Breheny and there are currently 30 pupils in this class. This class is supported by Mrs Hird.
My name is Miss Breheny and I am a Year 5 teacher at Consett Junior school. Although I only started teaching here at the end of last year, I have been a teacher for 7 years and I have taught in most Key Stage 2 classes. 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
I am really looking forward to starting my first full year at Consett Junior School. There are 29 children in the class, which include some new starters to the school, but I know everyone will make them feel incredibly welcome.
This half term we are going to be reading Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This is a fantastic book which will allow us to really use our imaginations and write some creative pieces of work whilst also facilitating us to learn and apply new grammar terminology to help improve our writing. I can’t wait for you all to read this light-hearted and gripping book.
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.
Our topics for this half term are:
Science – Space
History – Anglo Saxons
Art – TBC
French – Getting to know me
RE – Sikhism
PE: Tag Rugby and OAA. This year PE will be every Monday and Friday afternoon. For this half term, outdoor PE kit will be needed for both sessions.
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.
6th Pack (22nd June) – prepared for children of all ability.
If your child completes this work, and/or would like a further challenge, why not go to the Class 7 or 8 page and have a go at the work set for our current Year 6. If children struggle with their Year 5 work, they can also go to the Class 3 or 4 page and have a go at their work.
Other ways to facilitate learning during the school closure:
Ensure your child reads every day.
Use accelerated reader to take reading tests.
Access times table rockstars
Access lexia (if your child uses this at school).
Quizzes and challenges set on the Newsround website https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
Access BBC bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
TTS free learning at home activities https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html
Purple Mash – Bring the whole curriculum to life in one place https://www.purplemash.com/login/
National Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/