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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 and Friday afternoons. Children should come to school wearing P.E kit on both of those days.  


Current Learning

This half term our curriculum learning is 'Greece' and this surrounds the big question:  'Why should we visit Greece?'  For the full details of this unit, have a look at our Topic Overview and Knowledge Organiser below. 

Our class reader is Who Let the Gods Out.

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

English:  Myths.  We are using Theseus and the Minotaur as inspiration to learn about the feature of Myths, before we write our own.

Maths:  Properties of Shape - Position and Direction.  If anyone has the game Battleships at home, it would be the perfect time to get it out to practice your coordinates. 

Science: Our current topic is Living Things.  We are learning about classification and Carl Linneaus.

Geography/History: We will be looking at how we know so much about the Ancient Greeks - what evidence did they leave behind.  We will also be thinking about why we learn about the Ancient Greeks.

PHSE: Our mental health is very important and we will be exploring how to look after this, as well as our physical health. 

Computing: We are currently creating choose your won stories using a piece of animation software.  

French:  La Famille


Star Work of the Week


Parent Communication

Please do not hesitate to contact me on the class email: