Teacher: Mr Bell

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hollins and Mrs Stevenson

Welcome to Class 5B! We have loved our time in Year Five so far this year, making real strides with our learning. Lessons are always full of challenges, teamwork and lots of fun and laughs. Our class teacher Mr Bell and teaching assistant Mrs Hollins keep us amused as well as providing lots of support along the way. Whether it is Mr Bell, Mr Copestake or Mrs Whitmore teaching our lessons, we strive to be our very best and set ourselves high expectations and goals.  We experience lots of different subjects and have opportunities to try new things every day – it is certainly ever dull! If you ever come in to see us, you will be greeted by a kind, considerate class that are proud to show you why Eaton Park is a great place to be.

What We Are Learning

Over the course of this year, we will encounter many interesting and fun-filled activities to develop our understanding across the curriculum. Looking to be inspired in our writing, we have delved into the magnificent stories of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Invention of Hugo Cabret with our summer term novel being How To Train Your Dragon. Our topics have been ‘To the Stars’, ‘Ancient Greeks’ and the intriguing ‘Fever, Fire and Fashion’, centred around the Great Plague of the seventeenth Century. As a part of this, we took an enjoyable trip to Eyam Museum to learn about the impact of the plague on the Derbyshire village and how the disease was stopped from spreading.

Coming up during the summer term is our focus on the Mayans, which will see us take a trip to Cadbury World to learn more about their culture and production of cocoa. We’ll certainly fill ourselves full of chocolatey treats while we’re there!  PE sessions with Mr Bell take place every Monday afternoon, we have music with Mr Chubb each Tuesday and art sessions with Mrs Brown on Wednesdays.

Helping Us at Home

Homework will be sent home each Monday, with it needing to be returned on a Friday. This will include many important things, such as vital practice of spellings and mental maths (which will include lots of work on times tables). We also have the fantastic Bug Club reading programme, which children are encouraged to read on at least once a week at home alongside their reading book.