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Giraffes Y5

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Welcome to Genius Giraffes!


Mrs. Shaw is our Teacher.

Mrs. Allwood, Mrs Cheetham and Miss Hrycaj 

are our Teaching Assistants.


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We are looking forward to an exciting 


Term 2019

Topic: Who were braver: the Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons or the Scots?

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In English, our focus texts will be 'Viking Boy' by Tony Bradman and 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo.


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Our writing pieces this term will include: 

character description, instruction writing, setting description and dialogue writing based on the film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.  We will also further develop our grammar skills using the Rainbow Grammar Approach.  We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.



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In Maths, we will be learning about Number, Calculation, Statistics


Our Science topics will be 'Get Sorted', 'Everyday Materials', 'All Change' and 'Marvellous Mixtures' 



Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


Who were braver: The Anglo-Saxons, The Vikings or the Scots?


Our topic learning will be centred around the lives, homes, beliefs and laws of each group of people who inhabited the British Isles after the Romans departed.







In Art, we will be creating a Viking Longship collage including different watercolour techniques. To aid our English work related to dragons, we will be designing our own dragon using sketching techniques, finished with chalk pastels.


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Our Computing work will, as always, involves work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also    

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We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.

French and Music

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our French and Music.

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This term, PE is Rugby and will take place on Mondays.  Children must have the correct outdoor kit in school.

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Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time.

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account!



Every Friday Giraffe's will have homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.

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Please make sure you have your reading diary with you for the spelling test on Friday.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.

Most of all we will be having lots of fun in class!