Welcome to Year 5
5CS - Nadia Nadim class
When choosing a class role model for 5CS, Miss Silver wanted to pick someone relatively unknown, to educate others about an inspiring person they may not have heard of. Nadia Nadim is a young woman who proves that you can achieve your hopes and dreams, no matter what your life circumstances are. She dreams big, works incredibly hard, and is hugely proud of her roots as a refugee from Afghanistan.
5DB - Muhammad Ali class
Mr Barham has chosen Muhammad Ali as an inspiration because he cared for the oppressed and was brave when standing up for himself and when expressing his beliefs. He used his platform as a boxing superstar to speak out against racial segregation.
Meet the team
I am a new member of the Year 5 team. In my spare time (and around the school) I love gardening. I have a lovely dog called Willow who loves to be pampered and groomed. I have been part of the Hillcrest team for a very long time.
Believe it or not, this is my fourth year at Hillcrest. I am delighted to be moving into the Year 5 team. The curriculum is incredibly exciting and I'm sure both the staff and pupils will benefit extensively from the wide variety of fun and fascinating topics.
This year I am continuing to lead Music with the support of Mr Redshaw, and I am also the schools new head of PE. Both great subjects link closely with my own passions and interests - as in my spare time, I love to play piano and guitar, and am also very keen on playing squash, running, martial arts and swimming.
I’m very excited to be working in Year 5 alongside my trusty teaching assistant, Miss Perkins. I am very much looking forward to teaching a whole range of new enquiries – particularly the one about space! I love the outdoors and have a passion for all things ‘eco'. You can often find me in the allotments digging up the pesky weeds, and planting a range of fruits and vegetables. Outside of school I enjoy going on long walks with my dog Reggie and love swimming (although I don’t go as often as I should!). This year I am Geography lead.
I have many hobbies such as reading, writing and singing. I also like to do quiet things like meditation and spending time with my baby in the park. I am very excited to be part of the Year 5 team this year and look forward to working with such an amazing group of children.
Term 6 Newsletter
Newsletter coming soon.
As always, if you ever have any questions, worries or concerns, our doors are always open.
The Year 5 Team
Miss Silver, Mr Barham, Miss Perkins and Miss Slotwinska
Term 6 Timetable
Today was all about getting our hands dirty and helping to keep the farm running. We even missed the worst of Storm Barra.
Year 5 have had a great first day at camp. They have built dens, danced and sang around a camp fire, had a farm fresh veg or meat pie and now are relaxing in front of a movie or playing board games.