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The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Griffin Class (Year 5 and 6)

Welcome to Griffin Class

This year promises to be a fun packed and exciting year with a few more twists and turns than we expected.

For our older and more experienced Griffins, this year will be a year of extensive learning to prepare them for the demands of Key Stage 2 tests and the rigor of secondary school.

Our topic throughout the term till Christmas will be ‘Mythical Creatures’ where we will be looking at significant events from the history of Ancient Greece, focussing on myths, the writing system and Gods etc.

In English this term we will be focusing on Mythical Stories ( Theseus and the minotaur, Pandora’s Box and Medusa). We will be learning about the main features of a non-fiction account and writing in the style of a journalist. Our grammar, punctuation and spelling will focus on homophones, ambitious synonyms, adjectives and hyphens.

In maths our focus throughout the term we will be looking at:

  • Place Value
  • Solving Number and practical problems
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Finding factors and multiples

5 a day we will concentrating on the children becoming confident in the method they are using, to complete number sentences for addition and subtraction. Focusing on vocabulary around these operations as well as looking at word problems.

The children will take part in Physical Education lesson on Wednesday led by Andy Booker from Dribble and Kick.

How you can support your child at home

By reading at every day with your child.

Homework is to complete at least one task from the homework grid each week.

Spellings will be sent out every Friday, along with times table to practice.

The Key Instant Recall Facts are mathematical facts that the children need to know. We have broken them down into terms and Year groups.  We will be working on them each week in class but we would appreciate your child learning them at home too.  There are some good games to support the learning of KIRFs which you can find at conkermaths.org . Most importantly, keep it simple, keep it fun!  

Key Instant Recall Facts – Year 5 and 6 Autumn Term

Additional Information

 Griffin Class Year Curriculum Overview

Griffin Class Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

Griffin Class Year 5 Newsletter

Griffin Class Year 6 Newsletter