Prenton Prep Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page. My name is Mrs Hughes and I teach Year 5 and I am also the music coordinator. This means I get to plan a wide variety of musical experiences and performances for the juniors and the highlight for me is the annual 'musical' which we perform at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight.

Year 5 is a very important year at PPS as a large proportion of local grammar school entrance examination preparation takes place. Many of these are held at the very beginning of Year 6 so getting ready for them in Year 5 is vital.

We cover a great deal of new vocabulary but we do this by studying a wide selection of reading material ranging from short extracts to whole book studies. A firm favourite is 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo. I love history and I combine this beautiful story with history by teaching the children all about World War One. It is amazing how many of our relatives were in the Great War and some children bring in medals and enjoy researching their own family connections.

Another favourite is the classic 'The Railway Children' by E Nesbit. Again I like steam trains so this is an excellent way to combine history with english. It fits in well with a topic on the Victorians and I get the children to get into a spot of role play by pretending we are in a Victorian classroom.

Class trips are always fun and we have been on quite a few- we went to St George's Hall, in Liverpool, for a drama session called 'The Narnia Experience', we went to the 'Spaceport' space museum in Wallasey, we have been to the Chester Military museum for a WW1 experience and perhaps the best one of all is our two day residential to the Colomendy Outdoor Education Centre in North Wales.

We work and play hard in Year 5 but our learning is fun and we like to make it come to life as much as possible.