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Woodlands Primary

Sycamore (Y5)

Class Teacher: Paul Gabb

Mr Gabb:

This is my 1st year at Woodlands however, I am now entering my 20th year as a Primary teacher. I have worked in, and led,  quite a variety of different schools in Bristol including multi ethnic schools to faith schools and leafy green village schools! I thoroughly enjoy being in class inspiring children to be the best they can whilst engaging them with fun, interactive lessons.

Outside of School I love to hike up mountains, photograph wildlife and play my guitar (but not all at the same time.....'cos the guitar on a mountain would be awkward!)

Here’s what we’ll be learning this Term:

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 ‘There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom’ - a story about a  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 Thurdsay.

Weekly Spellings and Times Tables Test will also be on Thursdays.

PE: Lessons are twice weekly on an Tuesday and a Friday however, we recommend keeping PE kits in school for the term.