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Year 5 Mr Griffiths

Thursday 2nd September update:


What a fantastic first day the children had in class - they have showed super focus and behaviour which is great to see and I am sure we have a fantastic year ahead together.  The children loved meeting our new additions to the class - our class pets:



This is Jerry                                                                                  This is Snowball


Some important information about next week:


P.E is on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Stevenson - please can the children make sure they have brought a PE kit in with them by Tuesday as they will be getting changed into their kits and then back into school uniform for home time.


Swimming starts on Friday 10th September - a letter is going out via Parentapp so please do check as it will contain all the important information.  Similar to last year please can the children come to school with their swimming costume on underneath their school clothes - they will also need to bring a bag that can hold their towel and underwear.


Mr Griffiths




Meet the Teacher



I am so pleased and honoured to be your teacher in September and I am really looking forward to all of the incredible learning and experiences that we will complete together.


I know we will have a successful year in the dizzy heights of Upper Key Stage 2!


We have a fantastic classroom that we will fill with examples of our work completed both here at school and from home so we can all be proud of the achievements of our class. 


This is our classroom at the end of this academic year...I can't wait to see what it looks like with all of your fabulous work next year! 




More information will follow but please do come and see me on the playground or email me if there is anything you would like to know or that I can help with.


Mr Griffiths


Things to remember all year.....


- School planners and reading books should be in school every day.

- Children need to have their own water bottle in school.

- Toast or an apple is served each morning (£1 per week, paid on a Monday).




Homework will be set for each topic - please do try to complete as many of the activities as possible to earn points that will earn a special prize at the end of each topic for those children who have reached their target.  Be creative and really show that love of learning at home as well as in school smiley


Children will be expected to complete their reading, weekly spellings and times tables activities.  This will support their progress throughout the year in literacy and numeracy.  




The children should bring in their school PE kit (including a plain sweatshirt) and keep it in school as they will be changing into their kits for PE and back into school uniform to go home. Please send them in long joggers when the weather begins to turn and a waterproof in the event of rain. We will try to access PE outside whenever we can.




Children will have their own reading books to take home. We look forward to seeing your progress on our Reading Rocks chart.

We will be reading a class book each half term - some will be linked to our topic, others simply because they are awesome stories and great examples for us to magpie from in our own writing! 

We have a well resourced school library where the children are allowed to select a book and there is also a reading corner in the classroom which we will encourage the children to use regularly to really build that love of reading.