Class 11

Hello and welcome to Class 11, we are a fantastic year 5 class! Our teacher this year is Mr. Goff. We are being supported by Mrs. Rowe and Mrs. Vaughan.


In the Autumn Term in English we will be laying the foundations for the year ahead. We will look at the different word classes such as nouns, adjectives and adverbs. We will also look carefully at how we construct sentences, what conjunctions we should use and we will improve the accuracy of how punctuation. Each week we will write creatively during our super sentence lessons. We will read the story ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Grahame Baker-Smith as this links with our topic of fairgrounds. Our writing will focus on character and setting descriptions as well as writing a recount based on an Upper Key Stage Two trip to Goose Fair. To further develop our reading, comprehension and breadth of vocabulary we will participate in weekly guided reading sessions and complete targeted homework in our reading diaries.


In Maths we will be working on our place value knowledge and dealing with increasingly larger numbers. We will be ordering and comparing as well as rounding and estimating. We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills, via a weekly arithmetic test, in order to calculate and solve calculations efficiently and quickly. Alongside this, we will be refining our skills using the written formal methods of addition and subtraction. Whilst making our fairground rides we will be measuring materials accurately.


Out topic for the Autumn term will be fairgrounds. We will be learning about the history of Nottingham Goose Fair and its importance to the local community. Prior to our visit to the site we will be learning about the science behind fairground rides and making some rides of our own in Design and Technology lessons. The class will also make posters in I.C.T. using the software Microsoft Publisher to create posters to advertise this popular calendar event.


In keeping with the fairground topic we will be learning about electricity and circuits to equip ourselves with the appropriate knowledge to make our rides. We will learn about what electricity is, what the different components of a circuit are and how these different components can effect the successful of a circuit.

At the start of the year we will also discuss healthy lifestyles and discuss what is required for this. We may even carry out our own class experiment based on the contents of a school lunchbox! Watch this space for more updates on this.

It is reminded that P.E. kits need to be in school at all times. Please refer to the school website regarding appropriate school uniform and P.E. kit.

(Mr Goff)