We would like to take this opportunity to offer a very warm welcome to yourselves and your child to this academic year at Hempstalls. Year 5 is an important year for the children. They are now upper Key Stage 2 and are at a point where a positive attitude to school and learning is vital to equip them with the confidence and skills that they need for Year 6.
During the Autumn term, the children will be working as historians to study ‘Turmoil and Tragedy’ in the Tudor period with a focus on Henry VIII and his quest for power. They will also be working as physicists to investigate air resistance and gravity and as geographers to identify capital cities from significant countries in Europe. The children will also be working with different texts from Shakespeare including ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ as part of our work as a Royal Shakespeare Company associate school.
Swimming sessions take place on a Monday afternoon and PE takes place on a Friday afternoon.
We are very lucky to have classroom support from Mrs Tagg and Mrs Llewellyn, who are both experienced teaching assistants.
We are looking forward to the year ahead!