Welcome to Elm Class – Year 5

We have had a great half term researching the Victorians! We have now started to research the Ancient Greeks. This is a great opportunity to compare the two points in History.

11th November 2016

Today we travelled by train to Gunwharf where we were being taken to see a film. The film was called the Good Dinosaur, some of us had seen it before but many of us hadn’t.

It was a very funny film but had some extremely sad parts. It focused on two characters who were not friends at first but when they found themselves in a bad situation they became closer. They supported each other through tough times and became best friends by the end.

Some of us found the ending sad – but we don’t want to ruin for anyone who still hasn’t watched it!


My name is Mrs White and I am the class teacher. This is my second year teaching year 5 at Highbury. Literacy is my favourite subject as I enjoy using my imagination and reading interesting writing!

Our classroom helpers name is Miss Aldis, she loves working with groups. Her favourite subject is Maths, making spreadsheets and finding patterns are her strengths.

This term our theme is the Victorians! We have already completed a trip to Milestones Museum where we learnt a lot of interesting facts and acted out a Victorian school room!

Our trip is being used as a starter for our writing in Literacy and in History lessons. We are using historical figures, which are local to Portsmouth for research as we are fortunate to have such links.