Welcome to Emmett Class.
We will be using this page to share pictures and key information so that you can see what we’ve been learning in school and share our learning journey
My name is Miss Williams and will be the class teacher for Year 5 Emmet class this year. I am very lucky to be supported by Mrs Avramoussis and Mr Williams who will be our Teaching Assistants this year.
The class teacher in Emmett class is Miss Williams
Teaching Assistants- Mrs Avramoussis/ Mr Williams
We have chosen to be named after the artist John Emmett. John Emmett is an English/Australian artist, born in 1927 near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. After attending Manchester University Emmett travelled to Australia in 1948, working for a radio station until 1963. It was around this time that he began to paint the Blue Mountains, along with bush and water scenes; later in his artistic career he moved onto scenes of Fiji, New Zealand, England, Scotland and Wales.
In English, we will be reading a book called ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty which highlights the life of young ‘Jim Jarvis’ and his impoverished life in Victorian Britain. This will be closely linked with our History topic, which concentrates on Victorian childhood.
In Maths, the children will consolidate their prior learning covering a range of areas such as place value, multiplication, division and decimal place. We will also look at area, perimeter and geometrical construction.
Homework will be set each week and expectations will remain the same as last year. Homework will be set on a Wednesday and due back on a Monday. By completing their home learning, on time, each week children will build good habits. However, if your child is struggling with any aspect of their learning, please encourage them to let us know they need support which we are always happy to give. Be aware that there will also be free afterschool homework club starting again this term.
In addition, children will also be expected to continue to use TTRS to support them with their multiplication facts.
Emmett Key Dates:
Friday 13th September- Victorian classroom experience- children are invited to come to school dressed as a Victorian child and will be experiencing what a Victorian classroom would have been like.
Friday 27th September- Trip to Hall Place- the children will be taking part in a Victorian Toy making workshop and a Victorian drama workshop.
Thursday 10th October- Class Sharing assembly
We always welcome parent helpers to accompany us on our school trips. If you are happy to do so please let the office or myself know.
Uniform: All children must wear black shoes as part of their uniform. Trainers are not acceptable. Children wearing collared shirts should wear a tie. Children should take pride in the school uniform and ensure they appear smart at all times.
Water bottles: Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school daily and that this is taken home daily and refilled with fresh water. Children without a water bottle will have the opportunity to use the school’s water fountains at break and lunchtimes.
PE kits: Thank you to those parents who have already sent back their child’s PE kit. We must have these in by Monday as the two PE lesson delivered weekly are a statutory requirement as part of the National Curriculum