Year 5 - Venn

Welcome to Venn Class!


Miss Natasha Irvine - Class Teacher


We have 24 children in our class.


The class is supported by:-


Mrs Louise Fice   (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Teresa Pinhey (Teaching Assistant)


Autumn Term


Topic: What’s pulling me down?


This term’s topic is based around forces. Children will link all areas of their curriculum studies to this science based topic. We will be exploring how forces operate and this will then be linked to the idea of going on a journey. As part of this topic we will explore a narrative text called ‘Journey’ and will use Scratch software to create a game based on a character carrying out a journey.


Beam House

The Beam House residential will soon be upon us. A letter will be sent home shortly inviting parents to a PGL information meeting along with a kit list for the residential. Any payments outstanding need to be paid ASAP. Times Tables

Children should be learning their times tables as all children are expected to know each multiplication table (up to 12 x 12) by heart by the time they reach secondary school. We kindly ask that all children practise their times tables regularly at home. Reading

We also ask that all children read regularly. We suggest a minimum of 15 minutes per night. Reading and discussing books each night will help your children to develop the higher order reading skills of comprehension and will help to move their reading forward. Children will then take quizzes using our RENN reading scheme in school and those that achieve 10/10 will receive dojo points as a reward!



Children will engage in PE sessions twice weekly. Some of these sessions will take place in our outdoor environment. Please ensure PE kits are in school every day; children will sometimes engage in additional sport related activities outside of their usual PE slots.

Class Dojo

We love earning Dojo Points in class. We can earn points for demonstrating our whole school learning behaviours: creativity, curiosity, independence, reflection, resilience and teamwork. Every time we are 'caught' using these learning behaviours we receive a Dojo point from the teachers. We can collect Dojo points to earn rewards. Our Class Dojo is linked to our parents and we can share our learning directly with them.
REN Reading

This year, Hawking Class are focusing on our reading skills. When the children have completed a book, they can log on to their REN learning area using the link below and complete a quiz about it. The children can also log on a home and complete quizzes. They all have their own user name and passwords. They can show you all of the books they have read and all of the quizzes they have passed.