Year 5 – Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class

Beech Class which is Year 5 is taught by Mr Cross who is supported by Miss Keen.


In Beech class we are a team where everyone works together to help each other.  We have terrific fun learning with fabulous ideas and plenty of smiles. Our lessons are shaped around our topic of the term – Charles Darwin.  We are discovering lots about Darwin such as the man himself, the routes he took on HMS Beagle and the things he discovered before he wrote his ‘On the Origin of the Species’ thesis.  The children have so far enjoyed a trip to Shrewsbury to discover Darwin and have also gone to the Galapagos Islands in South America by virtue of Virtual Reality headsets.  In science we will be looking at different species and how they evolved over time.

We have excellent working walls that are there to assist the children with their learning and they are encouraged to use dictionaries, thesauruses or any of the maths resources to help them with their work.


We have PE on Thursday afternoon with George Hounsell  and Friday afternoons with Mr Cross.  Please ensure the correct kit is in school on these days.  On Tuesday mornings we have Music with Mrs Allen-Brown and some of the children take part in singing club in the afternoon.  Mr Thomas is also teaching us Spanish on Tuesday mornings.


We really enjoy reading our class novel which is currently Kesuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.  This is also linked to our guided reading sessions and the children thoroughly enjoy this.

Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. and NNS programmes to support their phonics and SPAG development.