My name is Mr George and I love being Ash class teacher! As well as teaching, I love everything to do with music. I play Euphonium and play for Huddersfield Wind Band and Markham Main Colliery Band. I am also a big football fan, watching Scunthorpe United (where I grew up) and my current home team Huddersfield Town. My favourite subject at school was Geography (and still is!) because I love exploring the world!
This half-term our topic is the 'Groovy Greeks'. In this topic we will learn all about Ancient Greece and their influence on the modern world. We will become both keen historians and geographers covering this unit. We will also get to develop our art skills when designing and making a clay pot.
In English we are looking at 'Journey tales'. We have started off this unit looking at a journey tale entitled 'Theseus and the Minotaur'. The Minotaur is a mythical creature that enjoyed eating the children of Athens, this horrified some of us. The children have so far created some fantastic setting descriptions using adjectives, subordinating conjunctions and adverbial phrases
In Maths, we are looking at money, multiplication and division and statistics. We are looking at how each coin and note represents and how we can use these to buy items in the shops. We will then focus on using written multiplication and division methods focusing on multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. Just before half term we will look at statistics and how we read and create our own tally charts, bar charts and pictograms.
Our science topic is all about Classification. We began the unit designing a classification system for sweets. The children really enjoyed this and even got to eat some! We will move onto looking at classifying animals and grouping them according to their characteristics.
hypothesis – an idea that may explain a situation that has not yet been proven to be correct
characteristic features – the particular qualities or aspects that make something recognisable
sculpture – the art of making statues.
Coiling – a method of creating pottery – by moulding clay into a long cylinder and then moulding this to form different shapes.
Ceramic – hard objects that are made from inorganic materials.
This term our Y5 children will be going swimming.
This will take place every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon. The children will be picked up by coach at 12:30PM and will return at 2PM.
Please ensure that your child has their swim costume or trunks (no bikinis) and a towel in school with them on these days. If your child has long hair it will need to be tied back, they may also benefit from a swim cap.