My name is Mrs Wilde and I am the class teacher for Year 5.
In our class this year, we also have our Teaching Assistant Mrs Kempa and a Student Teacher Mr Leary.
We're all looking forward to this year at Kimberley Primary School!
This overview will give you a snapshot of what we're doing each week during Half Term 2. The overarching theme is 'conflict'.
We structure our curriculum teaching around a group of ideas and outcomes that we include in our knowledge organisers. These documents help us plan our lessons and ensure that children are exposed to key ideas and vocabulary.
We've been researching warriors and soldiers from different time periods and looking at what it would be like to be one, and what are the differences between a warrior from the Iron Age, or a Roman Centurion?
We've been using a technique called 'text mapping' to look at how a story is laid out, how the author creates emotions and how we can use them to write our own stories.
Here's one of many great poems written by our students using the title 'The Unseen Face'. We were looking at how to use different literary techniques to create suspense and tension. I think they did a great job!
Every Wednesday lunchtime, 4 students are picked to join in on a rewards activity known as Mr Leary's Gadget Club. Students who have been identified as working extra hard in lessons are allowed time to play retro video games and eat their lunch in the classroom with Mr Leary.