Team 5 2019 - 2020

Miss Harper

Welcome to Team 5 - 2018/2019

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Smithsonian Tween Tribune

The Lost Happy Endings - A Wintry Forest:

Walk My Journey Padlet:


Our Team

Miss Harper - Class Teacher

Mrs Coppack - Teaching Assistant





Welcome to Team 5! 

Our school rules from September 2018 are: READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE! We will be learning lots about what these words mean for us and our school.


Please read with your child at least 5 x per week. The chlildren will have at least 1 banded book to read and a free choice text. Of course, they may read books from home or the library too! Please comment and sign the reading diary after each time your child reads.

Reading regularly and broadly is the only way children can improve their reading stamina. Asking VIPERS questions (questions for each reading skill) will greatly support the children's comprehension skills. Click on the 'Reading Vipers Support' document for more information on how you can support your child. 

Why should children read at home?

There is a difference in reading performance equivalent to just over a year's schooling between young people who never read for enjoyment and those who read for up to 30 minutes per day.

Children who read books often at age 10 and more than once a week at age 16 gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly.

Studies have shown that those who read for pleasure have higher levels of self-esteem and a greater ability to cope with difficult situations. Reading for pleasure was also associated with better sleeping patterns.


Home work will be given every Friday, to be returned by the following Wednesday. 


Both spelling rules and strategies to learn spellings will be taught each week. Spellings will be given on Fridays for the children to practise before being tested the following Friday. You can find the spelling lists for this term by clicking on the document attached. 


Please have labelled PE kits in school every day. PE will be on Monday and every other Friday. Please have jogging bottoms for when the weather is colder and PE is outside. 

Context for Learning

Our class topics, along with our author spine, provide an inspiring context for learning for the whole class. See below for an overview of these topics. We embed our Science, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology, Computing and Music learning into our topic themes.

Autumn 1 - Walk My Journey

We will be learning about some very important issues such as racism, xenophobia, intolerance and refugees.

Autumn 2 - Space & Explorers

We will learn all about the solar system and Earth’s rotation. We will also be learning about explorers around the world and creating our own steam punk exploration machines.


Spring 1 - Slaying Saxons

we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and their myths which will lead us into the mythical world of dragons.

Spring 2 - Slaying Saxons


Summer 1 - The Vanishing Rainforest

This will be a global learning project where we learn about the effects of deforestation, particularly in South America.

Summer 2 - The Shang Dynasty

We will be learning about this dynasty in Ancient China and what life was like.


Autumn 1

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction


Autumn 2

Multiplication and Division

Perimeter and Area



Spring 1

Multiplication and Division


Spring 2


Decimals & Percentages

Summer 1


Geometry - Shape


Summer 2

Geometry - Position and Direction

Measurement - Converting Units

Measurement - Volume

Arithmetic and reasoning skills are developed through daily morning challenge activites throughout the year. 


We follow an author spine to enable  broad and exciting experiences of many diverse authors. We use these authors to inspire our writing. 

Autumn 1 - We will learning further about refugees throught the books 'Shadow' by Michael Morpurgo and the amazing picture book 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan. We will also be using the book 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray to write our own traditional tale. 

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Metacognition & Building Learning Powers

Once a fortnight, the children will be developing their metacognition skills and practising their learning powers. We will be focusing on different learning powers throughout the year. 


You can find more information about learning powers and how you can draw attention to and model them, by downloading the file attached.


Maths Links!

Practise your times tables here:

Tell the time here!



Files to Download

Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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