Welcome to Holly Class!
Firstly, I would like to give you all a very warm welcome to Holly Class. I am really looking forward to teaching you all next year.
I am particularly excited about the curriculum that I will be teaching you – there are so many fun things that you will be learning about. I expect you to work hard and I will work hard to ensure that you all make excellent progress in your learning. All of you will be expected to follow the ‘Aston Lodge Way.’ You will always be rewarded with pride points/ class dojo points for all the positive things that you do. Remember if you have any questions or concerns, you will be able to contact me via class dojo. I can’t wait to see you all again very soon!
Meet your Teachers
Hello! My name is Miss Burton and I am your Class Teacher.
I am not only the Year 5 class teacher, but I am also the Deputy Headteacher. In my free time, I love nothing better than spending time with my family and friends. I also love to travel. My favourite holiday destination is France. Their homemade cakes and pastries are the best in the world! I also love dogs. My favourite breeds are Labradors and Golden Retrievers. They are such loving animals and great around children!
Hello! My name is Mrs Dean and I am your Teaching Assistant.
I have 4 children. My favourite TV programme is ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ I have worked at Aston Lodge for 18 years and I love creating displays. My hobbies include: singing in a choir and attending a tap-dancing class once a week. My cupboards are full of books as I love reading. I also love dancing, gardening and trips to the theatre. My favourite theatre show is ‘The Lion King.’
Our New Learning
In the autumn term, our topic will be Child’s War (World War II).
It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.
I am really excited about the Spring term. Our main topic is ‘Hola Mexico.’ We will get the opportunity to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its fun-packed festivales.
In art, we will be designing our very own ‘day of the dead’ masks and in D and T, we will be making different Mexican recipes. Yum!
Our Spring term science focus is materials where we will be doing lots of experiments investigating reversible and irreversible changes.
In PSHE, we will be exploring our dreams and goals and in RE, we will be considering the philosophical question – what do we care about and why does it matter?
I hope you agree that there is so much ro do and so much to look forward to!!
Rolling into the exciting summer term, our topic will be Stargazer.
Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System! Investigate the eight planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or are there other life forms out there?