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 Sally Goodman and Mrs Di Smith. The Class Teachers for Hawthorn Class are Mrs Sally Milne on Monday through to Thursday lunchtime with Mrs Alison O'Brien teaching on Thursday afternoon and Friday. They are assisted by Teaching Assistant Mrs Hazel Barrett and Miss Lisa Wildman.
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.
At some point during the year, 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. The children also enjoy a day at the river later in the year.
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.