Glynne | Y5

Class Teacher: Miss Nimoh

Phase Support Team: Miss Dobson, Mrs Bishop, Mr Cummins

Jessica Hannah Glynne (born 20 October 1989) is an English singer and songwriter. She rose to prominence as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” and Route 94’s “My Love”, both of which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in 2014. Her debut studio album, I Cry When I Laugh was released in 2015 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart[3] and also featured the number one singles “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”.

In 2018, she became the first British female solo artist to have seven number-one singles in the UK, after her single “I’ll Be There” went number-one.

We are Glynne Class, named after the talented British singer-songwriter Jess Glynne! The teaching staff for this class is comprised of myself (Ms Nimoh – Year 5 Class Teacher) and Ms Dobson (Teaching Assistant).

Jess Glynne is an inspirational woman on many levels and is the only British female artist to have 7 number one hit records including songs such as  “ Rather Be” and “Not Letting Go”. She has received a range of awards including Brit Awards and Grammy Awards.

We are very much looking forward to an exciting academic year, which will be very memorable in terms of the children’s learning.

We will begin the year by learning about the Tudors in Term 1, and Space in Term 2. After Christmas, our topics will be ‘Peasants and Pestilence’ and ‘Time Travellers’ before finishing the year with the Ancient Egyptians.  Our final topic is ‘Allotments’.

We also welcome and greatly appreciate any props, posters or artefacts that the children may have at home and wish to bring into school to share with the class.

As part of upper key stage two, in Glynne Class we encourage independence and taking care of members of the school alongside the learning environment. Therefore, we have roles such as: Ubuntu, Sport and IT Leaders and School Councillors.

In DBCPS, a positive attitude to learning and good behaviour is celebrated by using reward systems – we follow the ‘Good to be Green’ chart and we award Dojo points for specific achievements.  We also follow the Ubuntu philosophy, which supports our emotional development and teaches us how to be open minded, kind and care for each other.

Important things for parents/carers to remember:

  • Homework – We send homework out on a Wednesday and it needs to kindly returned on Monday. If homework is not completed, children will be expected to attend Homework Club.  If there is a valid reason as to why your child cannot complete their homework one week, please send in a note and we will be mindful of this.
  • Reading Records- Your child needs to bring their reading books in every day to ensure they have it for when we listen to them read. These will be checked on a Monday, unless there are timetable changes.  Please include any relevant comments when you sign. This all contributes to the children reaching 100 Reads. Ideally children should be reading 5 days a week.
  • PE kits – PE kits need to be brought in on Monday and left in school till Friday.

Please feel free to speak with us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions for us, however if there is something urgent do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning if it is likely to affect your child’s ability to learn.

It is our aim for all children develop a life long love of reading. We therefore encourage and support the children to read daily – both in and out of school. We hope that all the children will enjoy and take advantage of all the wonderful new books that have been recently added to our book corner. We always welcome any new/old age-appropriate books, which are no longer required at home, to add to our ever-growing book corner.

Please keep a regular eye on our class blog where will be sharing work, experiences and successes when possible.

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