Meet the Orcas Team

Class Teacher

Miss M Bray 

(Mrs C Moleton on Thursdays)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs L Broderick

Class Information 

PE Days

Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

Woodland Day

Woodland Day Term 3: TBC

Please ensure your children come into school wearing appropriate clothing for the day and for all types of weather. This can include:

Term 4 Dates

Monday 19th February -Term begins

Friday 1st March - Year 5 table talk taste session

Week commencing 4th March -8th March - Assessment week and bikeability week 1

Week commencing 11th March - 15th March - bikeability week 2 and science week

Thursday 7th March - world book day

Tuesday 26th March - fabulous finish Shang Dynasty workshop 

Tuesday 26th and Thursay 28th March - parents evening

What does provision look like for those with additional needs in Orcas class?

Outlined in the document below are the waves of provision we use to support children with additional needs.   Support is tailored to each individual and provided as needed, with or without a diagnosis. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns about your child, their needs or the provision in class.  You can find further information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page on our website.  This is where you will find our vision for SEND pupils, and our SEND information report which outlines what we as a school can offer.

English / Reading comprehension / Reading: The children are supported with STEM sentence, shared writes, key word maps, focus words each week, group work, CLIKR, 1:1 reading sessions, daily reading, reading materials to follow during shared class reading sessions, Lexia and focused 1:1 / group same and next day interventions. 

Maths: The children are supported through the use of scaffolding, Mangahigh, group work and use of resources. The resources allow the children to understand the lessons through focused concrete learning where they are supported in 1:1 and group same and next day interventions to progress onto pictorial and abstract learning. 

Curriculum: The children are supported during curriculum lessons through the use of STEM sentences, verbal discussions to support understanding and group work. 

Website provision map KS2 (2) (1).docx

Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Overview

How can impact be measured?

Y5 Knowledge organiser Term 4 Year A 2024.pdf
Science Year 5 KO - Forces

Science KO

Term 4 French Knowledge Organiser

French KO

Weekly timetable

T4 wk 1 Orcas '23

Term 4: How can impact be measured?

Our class text this term is, 'Everest' by Alexandra Stewart (Author), Joe Todd-Stanton (Illustrator), Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

This beautifully illustrated book tells the incredible story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first people ever to set foot on the top of Everest. 

In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing, and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and the roof of the world was Everest.

This is the breathtaking story of how two very different yet equally determined men battled frost-biting temperatures, tumbling ice rocks, powerful winds and death-defying ridges to climb the world's highest mountain. Join these two unlikely heroes on the most amazing of adventures and discover the impact of hundreds of men and women who helped Hillary and Tenzing achieve their goal. But triumphs can be marred with tragedy, as not everyone who climbs Everest survives ...

With a beautiful foreword by the greatest living explorer of our time, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, this brilliant book combines fresh and contemporary illustrations by Joe Todd-Stanton with Alexandra Stewart's captivating writing. This unique narrative tells the story of how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their mark on the world from birth right up to their final days and the impact they've had on Nepal today.


For year 5 this year homework will be set on a Friday via Google classrooms (paper copies can be given if preferred) and will be due on the Thursday the following week. The homework will include:

Home support

Reading / Reading comprehension:

20 minutes, 5 times a week


30 minutes, once a week


Set Mondays, daily practice


Optional 30 minutes, every other week