Welcome to Class 5

Hello and welcome to Class 5.  My name is Sarah Brown and I currently have the pleasure of teaching Class 5 at Milverton Community Primary School. This is my fifth year teaching at Milverton, having previously worked in schools in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

In Class 5, we benefit from the fantastic support and skills of Mrs Brierley throughout the duration of the week.  She will support, challenge and extend your child’s learning within the class, in groups or on an individual basis. On a Thursday afternoon, the children will be taught RE by Mrs Brierley during my PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time. The class will also be taught PE by Miss Storey (Premier Education).

We are also fortunate to benefit from Mrs Lapthorn’s teaching expertise in Key Stage 2.  Your child may receive additional small group focussed teaching sessions as part of our ‘Catch Up’ recovery work.  You will receive separate information if this relates directly to your child.

Year 5 is an exciting time in your child’s learning journey as they enter Upper Key Stage 2. We ensure that the transition from Lower Key Stage 2 is as smooth as possible and understand that the children learn best and thrive in a happy and nurturing learning environment. Therefore, we have high expectations of all children and expect them to support and care for each other and aspire to be the best that they can be. We model and encourage the children to demonstrate our School Values (to care, to aspire and to belong) in all that they do.

The Upper Key Stage 2 team work closely together to support the children and we share the same quest learning as part of our two-year rolling programme. We take pride in our creative curriculum, built around termly quests, which enables all children to access, engage and follow their interests. Wherever possible, we take our learning outside, making the most of our wonderful school grounds.

In Year 5, the curriculum content and learning expectations rapidly increase and we aim for all children to further develop their independence, growth mindset, problem solving and communication skills. These increased expectations are balanced with new learning experiences and opportunities for the children to take on some extra responsibilities.  A fun-filled residential trip, the opportunity to gain a Bikeability award (cycle proficiency), opportunities to represent the school in sports fixtures after school and the chance to represent the class as School Council or Eco Committee representatives are just some of the exciting and fun experiences for Year 5 children!

As always, the partnership between home and school is vital in supporting your child’s learning. The current method of communication is via email and this can be through the school mailbox for general queries or directly to the Class 5 email address if you would like to talk to me about an aspect of your child's learning. Please see the email addresses below.

Thank you for your ongoing support in your child’s learning journey. I look forward to working with you and your child - helping them to flourish and grow with confidence.


Sarah Brown




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