Year 5 – Giraffes

Welcome to the Year five Giraffe class page! Our class teacher is Mrs Oyston and we are supported by Mrs Gray.

In Giraffe class we try our very best in all that we do. Every day, we learn new and exciting things and we always push ourselves to tackle new learning and concepts while having fun.

We are very lucky in our school. Not only do we learn exciting things in our core subjects of English, Maths and Science, we also have the opportunity for subject specialists to come in and teach us fabulous new skills.  We have a specialist PE coach and a specialist dance teacher. We also have music specialists, In Harmony, who come in to teach us how to play musical instruments as part of our exciting curriculum. We also get to learn a new language in Spanish with our expert language teacher, which is fun but very challenging. This year Giraffes will be taking part within a national Science study, Thinking Doing Talking Science.

This Autumn half term we are having a Geography focus and learning all about the Amazon Rainforest and linking this into our science topic of Living things and their habitats whilst also using the Michael Morpurgo novel ‘Running Wild’ to further enhance the children’s interest and experiences. The main setting of the book is a rainforest in Indonesia which allows us to make comparisons between the wildlife that lives in these two very unique places.

We love reading and know it is very important that we read at home as much as possible and to bring our reading folders every day. We get spellings at the beginning of each week and practise them for our spelling test on the following Monday. Homework also gets sent out on a Friday to be completed for the following Tuesday. We would love for parents to help with this as much as possible and our door is always open to ask for help if it is needed.


You can keep up to date with what is happening in our class on classroom dojo.


Year 5 Parent Pamphlet – Summer 2024