Class 5 - Mrs Burrows
Welcome to the Class 5 page.
My name is Mrs Burrows and I am the Class 5 teacher. In the mornings we also have a teaching assistant, Mr Wagstaff, who supports children in Maths and English. There are two additional teachers who work in Class 5 at various times during the week - Mrs Butler and Mrs Fayd'herbe.
During the year we study a range of topics to ensure that there is wide curriculum coverage and we link as many areas as we can in a cross-curricular approach; here is a quick overview:
Autumn 1: Ourselves - science based learning about the human body, including RSE (see policy). We read and study 'Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing' by Judy Blume.
Autumn 2: Forces - the science of forces. The book we read in English is 'Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh' by Robert C O'Brian.
Spring 1: Chemical Chaos - learning about mixing and separating, and reversible and irreversible changes with a focus on food. We read 'The Piemakers' by Helen Cresswell.
Spring 2: Communications - learning about the science of sound. we also include a study of South Africa, past and present, and read 'Journey to Jo'burg' by Beverley Naidoo.
Summer 1: Water - a topic that covers science, local geography and history. We learn about a local Victorian engineer Thomas Hawkesley and read water stories from around the world.
Summer 2: Ancient Egypt - a historical study of Egypt and we read 'The Time Travelling Cat' by Julia Jarman.