welcome to griffin class (year 5&6)

Griffin are taught Mon-Thur by Mrs Kinsella and by Mrs Deighton on a Friday. The children are supported every day in class by Mrs Knight. 

Many thanks,

Mrs Kinsella.

Forget mistakes, forget failures...today is your day!

Welcome back everyone to the start of another new half-term.  The children have had a brilliant start to their Spring term, producing some outstanding work. They loved reading and writing about 'Holes' and are keen to move onto our new text-led scheme of work in English.

Our English focus this half-term is writing descriptive pieces through the use of 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. The children will be encouraged to think imaginatively about their dreams and hopes, whilst writing at length. They will also complete formal and informal letters and instruction writing. The children will continue their weekly poetry lesson with Mrs Deighton on a Friday and their weekly SPaG / comprehension revision on a Thursday morning with Mrs Kinsella and Mrs Austin-Scott. 

In Maths, Year 6 children will be boosted three days a week (as per last half-term) in preparation for their SATs. We will be focusing on reasoning in particular and the consolidation of what they have learnt to date. This includes fractions, shape, decimal notation, coordinates and arithmetic skills. Year 5 will work alongside Year 6, completing work set at their level but of the same context as Year 6. 

This should be a fun-packed half-term; our topic is called 'Our UK' and we will be partaking in various cross-curricular activities and writing at length.

We had a brilliant literature week, focusing on 'The Cat in the Hat and the children came in some marvellous hats for 'Wear a hat day' on Thursday 2nd March.

P.E. this half term will be on a Thursday afternoon and a Friday morning (please ensure your child has suitable footwear for outdoor sports).

Homework for this half-term has been sent home with your child - we are focusing on practice papers in preparation for SATs. Should you have any questions about your child's year group or what we are learning in class, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Many thanks,

Mrs Kinsella


Have a look at some of the creative, entertaining and tasty home-learning projects the children have made in the past few weeks. I have been amazed and they have earned themselves a few hundred house points each!

Year 5 & 6 had a fun time in their first week back creating 3D shapes with Haribos, marshmallows and straws. They did very well to resist the temptation of a marshmallow, after all - you can't say no to a marshmallow!