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Garnet Class

Welcome to Garnet Class







Class Teacher:        Miss Wood

Learning Assistant:  Mrs Tilley

Midday Assistant:    Mrs Uddin










What a successful week we have had so far in Garnet!


We have all settled in well and have enjoyed being back at school! Here are the self-portraits we started on our first day back.

In Maths we have been reading, writing and identifying the place value of numbers up to 1 million.

In English we have been describing settings from Disney’s Tarzan!

So far this week we have been exploring the life cycle of flowers and have begun identifying and exploring the parts of a flower and the role they play in the reproduction.

In Music we have begun analysing Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi and we will eventually be signing this song which will most certainly be an interesting challenge! Hopefully we can get a video of this to show you at the end of the term!


During our PE lesson, we experimented with our running style. Some of our strides were ‘bouncy’, some had ‘pitter-patter feet’ and others we had to keep our arms crossed. This made keeping our balance rather tricky, so we ended up slowing right down! By experimenting with our running styles, we will identify and improve the best techniques so that our sprinting pace will increase.


During Autumn 1 we have been focussing on Biographies of different famous people.               The children have enjoyed finding out about David Attenborough by note taking and then creating their own piece of writing.

In English we have been learning Poetry this week. The children have been learning them using actions, and have been performing them in groups.








In Guided Reading we have been reading and listening to the story of the ‘Explorer’. The children have been able to answer comprehension questions as well as create storyboards of what is happening in the chapters we have covered.







In Art for this half term we have been designing and sculpting vases. We have researched different vases through the ages as well as looking at different patterns for our designs. We even had a practise run at modelling them using plasticine. We made our final products out of clay and painted them with acrylic paint.









In Maths we have been focussing on all of the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The children have been able to use their abilities to use column method and short multiplication and division. We have even been able to complete word problems and test like questions as practice for next year!



To celebrate the Harvest Festival Year 5 have learned, performed and written their own poems. Here are a sample of some of them: