Year 5 Cedar and Hawthorn
Welcome to Year 5!
Cedar and Hawthorn Classes
Year 5 Classes are Cedar and Hawthorn, the Class Teacher for Cedar is Mr David Salter assisted by Teaching Assistant Mrs Sarah Beddell, Mrs Juliette Bucknall and Mr Drew Forrester. The Class Teachers for Hawthorn Class are Mrs Sally Milne on Monday through to Thursday with Mrs Alison O'Brien teaching on Fridays. They are assisted by Teaching Assistant Miss Rachel Mann.
During the school year, the cross-curricular topics covered are the Rainforest, Chocolate, Water, Rivers and the Ancient Greeks. English and foundation subjects are linked to topic where appropriate. The science taught includes animal and plant adaptation, life cycles, separating mixtures, types of change, materials, earth and space and forces.
In September, the children take part in a team-building day at a local outdoor adventure centre. This allows the children to develop their team building skills and outdoor challenges. This day gives the children an insight to what lies in wait when they go on their school journey to Norfolk in year 6.
The children participate in a History Off the Page day to introduce the Ancient Greek topic, create their own Mediterranean bread and chocolate bar.
All topics are taught with a focus on the global dimension, encouraging the children’s awareness and critical thinking skills, independence and the development of a growth mind set are also encouraged.