Welcome to Class JG


Miss Greenstead

Miss Greensted is a year 5 teacher and the Computing subject leader. She runs The Arts Club and rounders club alongside Miss Linwood. Outside of school she enjoys taking part in sporting events, spending time with her family and going to the theatre. 


Come and say hello to Miss Greensted at the end of the day!

This half term our topic is ‘Top Gear’. The main focus of this topic is to, create a company, design and make a moving model car. In order to do this the children will be working in groups, creating a business and then carrying out research to ensure their car fits the market. At the end of the topic, the children will be hosting a car show in which their car will receive votes.


As part of the Computing curriculum, the children will be learning how to design using CAD. They will be learning all of the skills needed in order to design and will then create a prototype of their car. In addition to this the children will continue to develop the skills required to remain safe online. 


For our Science topic, we will be learning all about ‘Electricity’. The children will be learning to create a variety of circuit types, this skill will then be applied to our ‘Top Gear’ topic as the children will need to make a working circuit with a switch to enable their cars to move. As well as this, the children will learn how to correctly draw and label circuits, fix broken circuits and investigate around this area of Science. 


In English and linking with our topic, the children will be learning how to be persuasive and write an explanation text. We will continue to develop our use of vocabulary in descriptive writing and alongside this will be recapping all of the grammar that we have learnt so far this year. 


In Maths the children will be consolidating their understanding of measurement, area, perimeter, volume and time. The children then will then revisit some of the topics they have already covered this year to further develop their mastery of each unit we have covered. 

Things to Remember

PE is every Monday and Wednesday. Please remember to bring in your outdoor PE kit.

Homework is set every Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday.

Spellings are handed out every Monday and are tested the following Monday.

Try and read to an adult at least once a week. Don't forget to get a grown up to write in your homework diary.