Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 Page!

We have missed seeing you all and are very much looking forward to seeing your bright, smiling faces again. We are excited to begin teaching you and have lots of fun and interesting learning planned for you all.

Meet your Teachers

Class 12

Hello! My name is Mrs White and I am your class teacher. Many of you will already know me from our time together in year 3.

I have three children of my own and a dog called Buddy who we love to take on long walks and even go running together!

I am super excited to be your new year 5 teacher and can’t wait to see you all in September!

Mrs L White

Mrs White
Class 12 Teacher

Hello! My name is Mrs Stockdale and I will be your year 5 TA.

I love all animals and I look after the school guinea pigs along with my own three guinea pigs, two dogs, two budgies and eleven grandchildren!

I can’t wait to meet you all in September.

Miss JPape 1to1 Support Worker SMSA Breakfast Club Assistant

Mrs Stockdale
Class 12 Teaching Assistant

Class 13

I have been teaching at Monkwood for 20 years now. I can hardly believe it! If you like art and anything creative, then you will fit right into Class 13 as art is my favourite subject to teach. When I am not at school teaching, I live in Sheffield with my cat, Eddy, and enjoy spending time seeing my family and friends. You can usually find me on the sofa with a cup of tea, reading my Kindle (crime stores are occupying a lot of my reading time at the moment). I also enjoy cooking, catching up with Netflix and visiting hot places on holiday. Music is very important to me too and once it is allowed, I will look forward to being able to go and see my favourite bands in concert again. I am a huge animal lover, with cats being my favourite animal, although I am very afraid of spiders or anything with wings! If you are great at catching and releasing spiders roaming about the classroom, then you will get on very well with me!

I look forward to getting to know all of you and am sure you will get to know me better as well.

Miss R Emsley

Miss Emsley
Class 13 Teacher

Hi, I am Mrs Thoday and have worked at Monkwood for 8 years. I am passionate about keeping fit and have completed 3 marathons, several Ultras, including the Wall, which is a 69 mile run from Carlisle to Newcastle. At the moment, I am preparing to do an Ironman (which is a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run to the finish – all in one).

I am also a mum to two children and am looking forward to welcoming a new puppy into my family home in July.

Mrs H Thoday

Mrs Thoday
Class 13 Teaching Assistant

Our New Learning

In Year 5, we like to provide you with as many different learning experiences as possible so look forward to plenty of hands-on experiences, which will include a residential to Kingswood.

Our topics in Year 5 are:

  • Fallen Fields (a topic about the First World War)
  • The Victorians
  • Stargazers (a topic about space)
  • Beast Creator (a topic about invertebrates)
  • India

Class Information

Our PE days will be on Thursday and Friday.