Welcome to 5H!

Teacher: Miss Hickton

Teaching Assistant: Miss Monaghan

This year the fabulous 5H team consists of Miss Hickton and Miss Monaghan. Both of us are very impressed with how well the children have settled into our new bright and colourful classroom. The children have started the new school year off excited and eager to learn and we hope that this continues. This year holds some exciting opportunities for our children as we have some wonderful topics to explore.

Our classroom will be full of fun learning energy all of the time thanks to Miss Hickton’s love for singing during our lessons. Miss Monaghan is on hand to help the children every step of the way with their learning, and the children are really pleased that she is staying with them for another year.

Our first topic will be ‘To the Stars’. In this topic we will look at different aspects of space, including the moon phases, planets, orbits, seasons and lots more – there will be lots of tricky concepts to grasp. We are hoping that the children will come up with lots of exciting questions for us to explore and answer together.

In our reading sessions to start us off, we will be reading Roald Dahl’s classic – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We are hoping that this text will spark the children’s imaginations in our writing too. We also have some other exciting texts lined up for the children later in the year, but we are keeping those a secret for now.

Homework is an extremely important part of our learning in 5H. The children are encouraged to read at least three times a week with an adult who will need to sign their diary. As well as this, the children will be expected to practise their spellings and their times tables. These will be tested every Friday and their scores will be sent home. To add to this, this year, the children will be receiving a maths homework book – weekly homework tasks will be set in these books; I am really excited to use these to move our learning in class forwards.

All in all, this year is going to be one jam-packed, exciting learning journey – we hope that the children enjoy every moment!