Class Teacher: Beth Allen/Gemma Longworth
Oak class teachers are Mrs Allen and Mrs Longworth. We have both been teaching at Woodlands for many, many years so are familiar faces around school.
I first started teaching at Woodlands in 2001, and have found my niche as a year 5 and 6 teacher. My hobbies include swimming and dancing - although with five children at home, my time to pursue these hobbies is very limited! Favourite book: Wonder (or Kensuke’s Kingdom - depending on my mood...) as it contains my favourite quote. ‘In a world where you can be anything, choose Kind’.
I began teaching at Woodlands in 2003 and have taught every year group apart from Reception. I became a teacher because my Reception teacher caught me ‘reading’ a book to my class at age 4 (even though I couldn’t read) and told me ‘one day you will make a great teacher’ and I haven’t looked back since. My hobbies are watching films, arts and crafts and watching sport - although with two children (who do a million clubs) I don’t have much spare time. Favourite book: Goodnight Mr Tom (introduced to me by my Year 6 teacher) and I cry every time I read it.
In Maths, we will be focusing on arithmetic as without the skills to calculate efficiently, many other areas within maths are difficult to master.
Our science learning will be based around the Circulatory System, including examining a real heart and lungs, whilst our Topic is ‘The Tudors’.
In English, we will be spending some time improving our spelling and grammar as this impacts on all areas of writing. Our class story this term is ‘Bubble Boy’ - a story about a young boy who has never been outside a hospital room due to a rare genetic disorder. So far, we are enjoying it immensely.
Our Topic this term is The Tudors, we are delving into timelines, medicine, the Monarchy, Battle of Bosworth, Henry VIII and much more.
In PSHE we are focusing on New Beginnings and how we can stay positive and motivated in learning.
Guided reading we are reading Room 13 and answering questions along with non-ficiton texts each week.
PE has a focus on circuits, fitness for fun and Bristol Sport coaches.
In RE the topic is ‘Why do people believe in God?’
Homework is due in every Friday.
Weekly Spellings and Times Tables Test will also be on Fridays.
PE: Lessons are twice weekly on an Monday and a Friday however, we recommend keeping PE kits in school for the term.