Hello! I am Mrs Haynes and I am very excited to be teaching Class 5 this year. Mrs Ritchie is our wonderful teaching assistant.

Our topic title for the term is ‘Pandora’s Box’ and much of our work will be linked to life in Ancient Greece. Activities for the first weeks include writing poetry, composing our own versions of Greek myths, writing newspaper reports, performing a short play, composing incidental music, making Trojan Horse piñatas, making mythological creatures from clay, learning about forces in action in Science, reinforcing place value and developing calculation skills in Maths and learning about democracy and e-safety in PSHE. The children will also be learning French with Madame Hanscomb and PE with Miss Miles.

Please encourage your child to bring in their musical instruments for class Music lessons on Thursday afternoons. Those who do not learn an instrument individually will have the opportunity to choose from a large variety of school instruments. We will begin the term by taking part in a whole-class instrumental performance of ‘Zorba the Greek’ – complete with dancing!

Alongside the weekly homework, which will be handed out every Wednesday (to be handed in the following Tuesday) I hope you will support our work in class by encouraging your children to read daily and to sign their Reading Record books daily. Please also remind your child to bring their Reading Record into school each day, along with a suitable reading book. It would be wonderful if Class 5 were to win the Reading Challenge this year!

We have many other activities to look forward to during the year, including a residential at Condover Hall, numerous sporting events and competitions, assemblies, performances – and at the end of the year, meeting our buddies ready for Year 6!

Please do pop in and see me if you have any questions at all.
Mrs Haynes.

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