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Giraffes Y5

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Welcome to Genius Giraffes!


Mrs. Shaw is our Teacher.

Mrs Jones is our Teaching Assistant



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We are looking forward to an exciting 

Summer Term 2019

Topic: Is Water a Superhero?

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In English, our class text will be 'White Dolphin' by Gill Lewis.


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Our writing pieces this term will include newspaper reports and information leaflets (based on our very exciting trip to 'The Deep'). We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.


Whilst continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge, we will also be learning about Subject Verb agreement (was / were), Semi colons and colons,  Active and Passive Voice, Cohesive Devices, Sentence types and subjunctive form. 


In Maths, we will be learning about statistics, fractions, decimals, percentages and geometry.

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Our Science topics will be 'Reproduction of Plants and Animals', Circle of Life’ and 'Our Changing World'. 

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


Is Water a Superhero? 


Our topic learning will build upon our work in our previous topic by exploring our world's continents and oceans. We will then compare coastal features and look at physical and man-made features that can be seen at the coast.


As part of our topic work, we will visit The Deep aquarium in Hull on 6th June 2019!

Take a look at their website to find out more. 

Art and D.T


In Design and Technology, we will be investigating waterproofing by making a functional product. To do this, we will be designing, making and evaluating our very own kite.


Our Computing work will, as always, involves work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also develop our emailing skills and continue our class 'blog'. Our skills in designing and debugging our own game will be developed this term!

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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 on Wednesdays.  Children must arrive at school in their PE kits.  It is essential that they have their full school uniform in a bag.  This includes school shoes.  Trainers are not part of Crescent school uniform.



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!



  • Bikeability- 24.04.19 & 25.04.19
  • SATS Week- 13th May 2019
  • Hathersage parents meeting- TBD
  • Y5& 6 Trip to The Deep- 6th June 2019
  • UPKS2 Performance- 27th July 2019
  • Residentail visit to Hathersage- 30th June - 3rd July
  • Y6 SATS treat- TBD