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Year 5 Venus

Welcome to Venus Class. My name is Mr Frost and I am supported in my role as class teacher by our fabulous Year Five Teaching Assistant, Mrs Wooldridge. Venus is one of four Year 5 Classes which work very closely together.

It is my intention to create a positive, independent and imaginative approach to learning through the application of stimulating lessons, inspired by our fantastic Text Linked Curriculum.

I 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.

At Hillcrest School, 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 lessons aim to improve pupils’ enjoyment, resilience, understanding and attainment in maths whilst increasing the depth of their curriculum knowledge. 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.