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Birch class (year 5/6)

Welcome to Birch Class! Your teacher is Mrs Dobson. Mrs Mitchell will also work in our class.

We are excited to meet you and start Year 5/6 in September 2021. If you have any questions on starting school, please contact reception.

Meet your teacher
Mrs Dobson

I’m Mrs Dobson which I’m sure most of you already know.

I enjoy anything to do with Maths, Music or History. I love learning new  information and facts.  

I also enjoy reading and love to hear about the books that you have read or are  reading. I love to read a class story from the wide selection of books I have.  

I enjoy teaching all subjects in year 5/6 and I especially enjoy the more  challenging maths. We have some great topics planned for you and we are very  excited to teach them. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we will.  

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two daughters  called Bella and Betsy, two dogs called Bronte and Bailey and two guinea pigs  called Bear and BaaBaa. Yes they are all ‘B’ names! We enjoy being outside as a  family and we often visit the coast, particularly Scarborough.  

I’m looking forward to meeting you all for the new school year!

This year’s main topics:

Autumn Term
Tudors: We will become historians and explore the Tudors including Henry VIII and his many wives and the great William Shakespeare.

Spring Term
Rainforests: An exploration into the deepest, darkest rainforests and what hides within.

Summer Term
Crime and Punishment: A look at crime and punishment from ancient times to present.

Class Information

The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 3:05pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom door.

If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself, a form will need to be filled in to advise school who your child/children can leave with. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle to keep in the classroom. This can be taken home every day and filled with fresh water.

Reading books and reading journals will be sent home daily, and it would be beneficial if children read at least 3 times at home during each week. Reading diaries should be kept up to date with a brief comment.

PE: Will be twice a week. Please bring your PE on a Monday for the whole week and take home on a Friday.

Homework: Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

Spellings: Spellings will be sent home every Friday and we will work on them throughout the following week.

Meet Class 5/6D Staff
Mrs Mitchell (Teaching Assistant)

I’m Mrs Mitchell and I have been a teaching assistant at Brinsworth Whitehill for many years.
I have worked all around school in every year group, but am looking forward to working in year 5/6 this year with Mrs Dobson.
I enjoy camping and country walks. Also, I love having fun with my granddaughter Faith, my great niece Matilda and great nephew Joshua.
I’m excited to meet my new class and look forward to seeing you soon.

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