Year 5 is a wonderful year to watch the children achieve great success. The curriculum is varied, creative and yet increasingly demanding. New skills are taught and we improve one’s already acquired. Homework builds up, and children are expected to become more independent in their learning. That all being said, the topics are inviting and, hopefully inspiring to all pupils.
We find that pupils rise to the challenge as they are heavily praised and celebrated for their efforts, everyone is treated individually and encouraged to reach their full potential. Any children who are showing to have educational difficulties are supported, and where possible intervention put into place. Our higher achievers are recognised and expected to strive for the stars. Pastoral care in Year 5 is important as hormones can be starting to surface! We ensure that a good relationship is built with parents and children are supported through times of need. Plenty of time is given to personal, social and cultural learning about themselves and others.
Mrs Gates Profile Mrs Gates is a language specialist, having studied Russian and Slavonic Studies at Leeds. She is an experienced teacher who also support tutoring in school.
Mrs Arnold Profile Mrs Arnold is a History Specialist and currently working as a Teaching Assistant. She is also training to be a Teacher through the Ripley ST SCITT.
Mr Gorst Profile Mr Gorst is a Teaching Assistant who is supporting pupils with SEND and providing intervention support as well as a sports coach.
Mrs Potts works to support children with specific needs within the class, delivering a range of interventions.
Mr Watson Profile Mr Watson provides intervention and support for children. Mr Watson is also working as a sports teacher offering high quality activity both in curriculum time and during lunch and after school club. In addition Mr Watson leads After School Club.
Mrs Neale Profile I trained in Exeter and then spent six years teaching in west London before moving to France (Strasbourg) for three years with my husband’s work. I have four children and a springer spaniel. We moved to Cumbria 24 years ago and my children went to QES. I came to St Mary’s about […]
Mrs Smith Profile I am currently teaching part time in Year 5, the Special Needs Co-ordinator and Science and Design and Technology lead. I have have worked at St Mary’s since around 2007. I have taught throughout the school, in many capacities. I am married to the long suffering Danny, who I met at University. […]
This week we are getting the children to think about their own mental health. We are asking them to reflect on expressing themselves and being themselves. Classes are providing activities to explore their thoughts and feelings and think about their friends too. It started on Monday with an assembly from Oak National Academy and the […]
We have had a great week of baking with so many families taking part. There have been some very busy children this week, learning new skills and hopefully, enjoying and sharing their baked goods with their families.
Well done to all of our children who have been online learning since Monday 4th Jan. We are going to be online learning until at least Feb half term. Make sure you are checking on each day and completing the tasks set for you by your teacher.
Jamie Knight is currently one of the world’s best and most in-demand Professional Football Freestylers. Jamie has travelled worldwide working with the most prominent global brands, comprising of the likes of Nike, Adidas & Red Bull. Jamie’s performances include some of the most prolific sports events such as an on the pitch performance at the […]
We have had a superb day with the whole school dressing up and learning new languages. We have visited (virtually) a whole range of countries including, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Scotland, Italy and France. What a great adventure we have had which was a day of food tasting, geography skills, learning new languages and lots […]
Congratulations to our children who have become the new head boys and girls for this year.
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Welcome to all of our children who have returned to school this week. We are so excited that we have been able to start school again. What an amazing start we have made. Over the next few weeks we are making every effort to ensure our children take time to talk about what they have […]
Welcome back. We want our children to feel safe and happy at school. Children will wash hands regularly. They will be in class bubbles which will limit contact with other children. Children will not be wearing masks during school time but may will need to wear masks if travelling on school transport. We are really […]
We are looking forward to welcoming our children back on Wednesday 2nd Sept.
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