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Year 5 and 6

Mrs Whitehouse

Mr Watkins


Welcome to our class page.  We hope you will find it useful and it will let you know what we are currently learning about in school.


Hello. I'm Mrs Whitehouse and I am new to The Pines.  I live in Crowthorne with my husband, my two daughters and my new puppy.  I love reading, cooking and sewing.  My favourite colour is blue and I am happiest when I am with my family on a beach, listening to the waves lapping the shore.  

I am delighted to be working at The Pines and teaching Juniper class.  


Class Routines

Our main classroom door for the start of the day is in the courtyard.  You will be dismissed from the classroom door at the front.


Our regular P.E lessons will be on Monday afternoons. Children should come to school wearing P.E kit.


Current Learning

This half term our curriculum learning is 'A Child's War' and this surrounds the big question:  'How does war impact the lives of children?'  For the full details of this unit, have a look at our Topic Overview and Knowledge Organiser below. 

Our class reader is Letters from the Lighthouse

At the moment, we are particularly focusing on the following:

English:  Discovery Texts, using the book Rose Blanche as a stimulus.  

Maths:  Fractions.  We will be revising equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator before moving onto adding and subtracting fractions with different (but related) denominators and multiplying fractions. Keep practicing your multiplication facts and related division facts as they will be invaluable to this learning. 

Geography/History:  We will be finding about the persecution of Jewish people and the life of Anne Frank.  We will then move onto thinking about persecution during more recent wars.  

PHSE: Safe Relationships

Computing: Vector Drawings

French:  Les Legumes


Star Work of the Week

26.11.21: This week has been very challenging for Juniper but they have coped incredibly well and I am extremely proud of them.  This week's star work belongs to Harrison.  We have been studying the work of Henry Moore and finding out about the concentration camps in Germany during the war.  He has combined this learning and created a very atmospheric piece of art.  Well done Harrison.

19.11.21: Lewis has shown amazing perseverance with ling division this week.  It is tricky but he kept at it and is now able to complete long division calculations confidently.  Well done Lewis.

12.11.21:  This week, out star work belongs to Elbie.  He has blown me away with his use of language and sentence structure in this piece of writing.  Keep up the good work Elbie.



5.11.21: This week, our star if the week was Aidan.  He gathered lots of information during our carousal of light activities and was able to put his learning into his own words, making use of the writing skills we have been practicing, such as relative clauses.  Super work Aidan!


Parent Communication

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