Welcome to Year 5’s page. Here you will see what we are learning about and the activities we will be doing over the course of the year.
As a new teacher at Thorp, I would like to introduce myself. This will be my 18th year of teaching. I started my career at Bare Trees in Chadderton and have been at Firwood Manor Prep School for the last twelve years. I am very much looking forward to my time at Thorp and have already met many of the fantastic children. I have been appointed as ‘Leader for English,’ but my other interests also include PE and Art, as well as having a real passion for History. Locally, I coach two teams that my sons play for at Chadderton Park Football Club at U16 and U13 level, which I enjoy immensely, as well as being an avid Manchester United fan!
All of us in Year 5 are really looking forward to making more progress in school this year. We are looking at how important regular reading is and we are endeavouring to read every day outside of school for at least 15 minutes. We are looking forward to learning about the countries of Europe and have challenged ourselves to know every capital city by Christmas! We are also excited about making some World War 2 ration recipes in DT, although we are not sure how nice they are going to taste.
‘Worker of the Week’ is something we are all desperate to win and we are sure this will make us all work hard every day. Mr Lengden has asked us all to think very carefully about our presentation in our books, for which we are trying to earn our ‘Pen License;’ also in our appearance, which fits into our Golden Rules perfectly. Respect for ourselves, for others and for our environment is very important to us in Year 5.
Finally, many of us can’t wait to go to the dinner time and after school sport clubs.