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Upper Key Stage 2 – Mr Jennings

Welcome To Year 5

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Welcome to our class page.


We hope you find what you are looking for here. If you don't, or are stuck, please don't hesitate to ask. We uphold our school ethos, including a strong ethos within our class based around respect, an area where all children are encouraged and thrive in.



What are we looking at?

Driver Subject - Geography

Tourism and the effect on the environment and its people.


  • Week 1- 4 Place Value
  • Week 5 - 7 Addition & Subtraction
  • Week 8 Revision


  • Setting description - Linked to pollution and environment.
  • Persuasive writing - Linking to driver subject with environment and plastic pollution
  • Information texts - Linking to driver subject (Fact file)
  • Inspirational Speeches - Linking to driver subject (Greta Thunberg, David Attinborough. Including Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela & Winston Churchill.) 


How can god bring freedom and justice? 

Exploring how different religions look after the planet and care for the Earth and its creatures. (Link to English and Driver Subject).

How different religions help victims of natural disasters. 


Evolution and Inheritance (animals including humans). 

Geography (alternated each half term with History)

Natural Disasters and how they affect tourism, the environment and people. (Link to English, and IT).


Keeping safe online.


I'll be there / Mrs.Gilbey School Choir.


Creating a 'Planet Earth' style multimedia movie based on the driver subject - Geography. 


Junk Art (Resuse / Recycle / Renew) - Linking to driver subject.


External Sports Coaches


House Champions Autumn 1 - CENTAUR!

House Champions Autumn 1 - CENTAUR! 1 Autumn 1 House Champions
House Champions Autumn 1 - CENTAUR! 2 Autumn 1 House Champions
Picture 1 Drakon
Picture 2 Pegasus
Picture 3 Phoenix
Picture 4 Centaur


In our class, we have assigned each member to a House. This has been put in place as a fun way of promoting determination, motivation and collaboration. Each house consists of six to seven members of the class. At the end of each half term, the house who gains the most house points shall receive a trophy which sits at the front of the class. 

Finals Scores Autumn 1:

Drakon - 392

Phoenix - 408

Centaur - 409

Pegasus - 399


"Encourages us to keep the classroom tidy and respect everything we do". Leo Goodman, Year 5.


"Motivate us each and every day". Dylan Hawkes, Year 5.


"To encourage teamwork and collaboration. To get the best out of each individual." Imogen Kirkland, Year 5.


"So we can strive to reach above and beyond the expectations set". Estela Evans, Year 5.

Our Class

Our Class 1
Our Class 2

What about homework?

There will usually be 3 pieces per week and you will have one week to complete it. It will normally be times tables, Spellings and either an English or Maths based piece, depending on what we have covered that week. Creative pieces will be set in place of 2 pieces and an appropriate time slot given to complete. Homework is due in each Friday - I will let you know in plenty of time if this day changes. We mark homework in class each Friday morning and discuss misconceptions. Spellings are personalized and tailored for each child, tested on Friday's, and the new spellings for the following week are written in the 'Spelling list' area of the school diary.


What else do I need to know?

  • Water bottles are welcomed and can be kept at the back of the classroom in the dedicated area.
  • Home/School communication - Any notes/letters for me can be written into the school diary. It is your child's responsibility to show these to me. Anything of urgent importance should always be communicated to the office as soon as possible.
  • PE is every Thursday for the whole afternoon.
  • Hygiene - roll-on deodorant is encouraged. (I would ask that no aerosol cans be bought to school due to these being a risk to setting off fire alarms and to people with respiratory issues). 
  • Extra clothing if children are doing multiple sporting activities each day - If children want to bring in additional clothes if they are doing more than one club a day then this is fine.