My name is Miss Breheny and I am a Year 5 teacher at Consett Junior school. I have been a teacher for 9 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 – Earth and Space
History – Anglo Saxons and Vikings
Art – Formal Elements- Architecture
French – En Route Pour L’ècole
PE: PE and Tag Rugby. This year PE will be every Monday and Friday afternoon.
*Variation* added 7th December 2021
From Tuesday 11th January 2022 Year 5 will commence a full term of swimming sessions at Catchgate pool (until Easter 2022). The sessions are split into two classes and transport to and from the pool is provided. This does not impact on the finish time of the school day. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit (not bikini’s) for their afternoon session.
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