GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Year 5 - Attenborough Class and DaVinci Class

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Attenborough Class

Class teacher: Mr Mundell

Learning Assistants: Miss Dawson, Miss Pannell and Mrs Sharma


DaVinci Class

Class teacher: Mrs Perry-Westlake

Learning Assistants: Mrs Frietag, Mrs Bowler and Mrs Muldoon



Wider Curriculum

This term, our Wider Curriculum focus is Maths and we will be answering the question ‘Can I create and carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’ As our final product, we will be presenting investigations showing properties of materials and working volcano models. To achieve this, we will be learning about:
• Comparing and grouping materials by their properties.
• Separating materials.
• Dissolving materials.
• Making irreversible changes.
• Exploring the relationship between tectonic plates and geographical features.
• Volcanoes and their features.
• Creating a prototype.
• Testing and evaluating a prototype.
• Creating a purposeful and functional final product.
• Testing and evaluating a product.


We will begin this term by looking at the composition and calculation of tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. This will include: 
• Identifying equivalent decimals and fractions values.
• Comparing and ordering decimal values.
• Rounding numbers to the nearest whole or decimals.
• Solving calculations with decimal numbers.
This decimal knowledge will then lead into our next unit: addition and subtraction of money


Our first unit this term will be based around constructing a narrative based on a particular culture. During this, we will be focussing on the composition of a narrative and writing for the purpose of 
entertainment as well as developing an understanding of different cultures around the world and how to incorporate these into our creative writing.


In Reading, we will focus on the novel ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ by Emma Carroll. Through this text, we will be developing our retrieval and inference skills, identifying themes within and across texts and developing our own personal reflections.


In Computing, we will develop our understanding of computer systems and how information is transferred between systems and devices. The children will consider small-scale systems as well as large-scale systems; they will explain the input, output, and process aspects of a variety of 
different real-world systems. Then, we will take part in a collaborative online project with other class members and develop the skills of working together online.


(Health and Relationships) 

In HRE, we will be looking at our Health and Wellbeing. Children will learn to: 
• Recognise what does and does not constitute ‘balance’; how to ensure a balanced lifestyle .
• Understand how regular (daily/weekly) exercise benefits mental and physical health. 
• Recognise the symptoms of common mild and moderate illnesses. 
• Identify wider public practices and responsibilities around limiting infection, including vaccinations. 
• Recognise the impact of lifestyle choices on dental care. 
• Identify how to keep safe from sun damage and sun/heat stroke and reduce the risk of skin cancer. 
• Understand how and when to seek support, including which adults to speak to in and outside school, if they are worried about their health. 
• Identify strategies and behaviours that support mental health. 
• Understand how to recognise and name different feelings. 
• Recognise that feelings can change over time and range in intensity about everyday things that affect feelings. 
• How to seek support for peers; how to recognise and seek support if they suspect an adult is struggling.


Our music topic this term is ‘Living on a Prayer’ which will focus on rock anthems. During this unit, we will: 
• Appraise the style and lyrics of a range of rock songs.
• Discuss how pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, texture, and structure work together and how they connect in a song.
• Rehearse and perform a selection of songs


In our tag rugby unit, we will learn:
• To throw and catch a ball and maintain possession. 
• To perform an accurate backwards pass. 
• To develop skills for attacking and defending. 
• To develop and perform skills during a game situation.

In our dance unit, we will learn:
• To apply dynamics to movements with consistency. 
• To understand canon and unison. 
• To link movements together to create short sequences. 
• To work well with others to practice and rehearse. 
• To perform dances with increasing duration and complexity. 
• To evaluate our own and others work.

MFL – French 

This term, our topic in French is ‘all around town’. The children will learn to: 
• Name some major cities of France. 
• Identify and say typical amenities to be found in French towns. 
• Say and order multiples of 10. 
• Ask and give a simple address in French. 
• Locate the correct part of a bilingual dictionary to translate from French-English or vice versa


In RE assemblies this term, will be exploring the big question ‘Do you shape your own destiny?’. 
In RE lessons in class, we will explore: 
• The five pillars of Islam. 
• How the five pillars of Islam affect a Muslim’s life. 
• How the five pillars of Islam impact how a Muslim might respond to global issues such as social justice.