Welcome to Venus Class!
My name is Mr Frost and I teach in Venus Class supported by Mrs Botten our excellent teaching
assistant. Venus is one of two Year 5 Classes which work very closely together, the other being
We hope to create a positive, independent and imaginative approach to learning through the
application of stimulating lessons, inspired by our Text Linked Curriculum.
We believe that reading is the most important gateway to increased learning throughout the
curriculum and as such should be developed through the exploration of inspirational texts. We want
our pupils to develop a keen love for reading, listening to and retelling stories for the enjoyment of
others. We believe that it is through close attention to the understanding of literature that writing
skills can be extended and developed, many of the higher level writing skills can only be accessed
through a greater understanding of an author’s intent.
In Mathematics, we are developing fluency of number, calculation, shape and measure in order to
develop reliable problem solving skills. Maths Mastery lessons aim to improve pupils’ enjoyment,
resilience, understanding and attainment in maths. Investigation sessions link all aspects of
mathematics together within a practical context.
In Venus Class, the child is seen as an individual with limitless potential. It is our strongest desire to
help develop and inspire young people to dream of what can be achieved and learn what is
necessary to make those dreams happen.