Y5 Chestnut Class
Mrs S Littlewood
Welcome to Year 5!
I am really looking forward to being your teacher again this year and continuing where we left off in March. I know these last 6 months have been very different and sometimes a little frightening but I am really excited to be getting back into the classroom with you all where we can learn together and have lots of fun.
Our aim is to provide a happy, engaging and challenging environment, where pupils can learn together in order to reach their full potential. We encourage children to support each other through collaborative learning and supportive feedback.
This half term, we will be focusing on using a range of picture books to draw out real-life themes and issues, and create our own texts through English work. We will also be using these books as inspiration for a variety of art work, that we can collaborate on, so that we can produce some exceptional pieces.
Picture books and art are engaging and powerful ways to support emotional well-being.
We will start the new term with the book 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright to help the children to reconnect and rebuild their friendships.
The story teaches us that no matter how small you are, you can always be brave.
We will explore the themes of self-belief and facing your fears; teaching children how to identify their feelings and provide them with strategies for managing their own fears and worries as they settle back into school life and new routines.