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Welcome to Griffin Class 2019-2020



Welcome to Year 5! I, like you, am new to year 5 this year and I'm really looking forward to the year ahead. I have lots of exciting topics for us to learn about including, Space, The Shang Dynasty ,The Serengeti, WW2 and The Olympics.


We are kicking off the year with Pharaoh, a topic about The Egyptians. Over the half term we will be learning about:

  • Life in ancient Egypt
  • Mummies
  • Map work
  • Tutankhamun
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Egyptian Gods


On Friday 6th September we are going on our first visit to Weston Park Museum. The day starts with a workshop about the Journey to the Afterlife and the afternoon there is a trail where we will look for information. I can't wait!!


If you need to contact me and don't catch me at school then use the email address below:





Who's the Mummy? - knowledge organiser

General Reminders…

  • The children will be doing PE on Monday and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.
  • The children can bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they will change their water regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.


Spellings in Year 5 ….

Spellings will be handed out each Friday you will be given a set of words to learn for a test the following Friday.  This list is available on your webpage too. 

Times Tables – we will practice times tables every day but on Fridays there will be additional multiplication and division challenges and your times tables quick recall will be tested.



Reading in Year 5...

My passion is reading, reading opens a wealth of imagination and ideas for writing. If there is one thing you can do for your child its read with them, to them, let them see you reading, give them a shopping a list and ask them to find the products. Read newspapers, magazines, books, things on the internet, anything, just read.





I will be continuing with fundraising for our class this year. Small events throughout the year to create a small fund pot for treats for the children such as:

  • Catered Christmas Party
  • Local visits – paying for the bus
  • End of year treat


We are going to start with a movie night on the 17th October, movie to start at 530 in my classroom. We ask that you attend with your child, siblings can attend also. Cost will be £2 per child, they will receive popcorn and a drink, I might also throw in a cuppa and a biscuit in for yourselves ;)




  • 6th September – Weston Park Museum Trip
  • 24th September Cross Country – your child will be notified if they are attending
  • 26th September back to school disco
  • 3rd October Athletics – your child will be notified if they are attending
  • 10th October Orienteering - your child will be notified if they are attending


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