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Year 5

Class Email : Use this to contact the class teachers during school hours, whilst Belswains is closed:


Welcome to Year 5!

Hello everyone! We were really sorry that we couldn't meet you all in person before the end of term so we thought we would put a little message on here just to give you a little bit of information about ourselves and what it will be like in Year 5. We are really looking forward to meeting you all properly in September and welcoming you to Year 5! We have included a brief summary of information below but will also be posting our "Meet the teacher" powerpoint near in September which will go into things in a little more detail.

Best wishes

Mrs Charles and Mrs Raffety


Teachers in Year 5- as you know Mrs Charles and Mrs Raffety both work in Year 5. Most of the time Mrs Raffety is in class on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Charles is in class on a Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is shared between them so you will see them both at points throughout the day. 


Mrs Raffety tends to be in charge of Maths and Mrs Charles is in charge of English. Maths homework is set on a Monday and returned on a Wednesday and English homework is set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. Spellings are set on a Monday and tested the following Monday.


Topics- our first topic that we will begin with is looking at the British Isles and in Science we will be exploring forces!


Mrs Raffety

Hi, I'm Mrs Raffety and I live at home with my husband and two daughters, Ruby and Connie. I have two cats, two tortoises and two fish. I really enjoy running and am joined to a local running club called "Gade Valley Harriers" where I run regularly and take part in a variety of races and cross country events which often see me knee deep in mud! I was due to run my first marathon this April but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic so I will be training again in the new year ready for April 2021! Don't worry, you will know when I have completed it as I won't be able to resist bringing my medal into class and showing it off to you all! I also enjoy reading and zoo visits with my two daughters as we are members of both Whispnade and London Zoo. I also enjoy shopping and have a bit of a weakness for buying shoes and clothes that I really don't need!



This is a picture of me on one of my family visits to Whipsnade Zoo. I think it is one of my favourite places. I love seeing all the animals and the views are beautiful.

Mrs Charles

I’m the other half of the Year 5 teachers and some of you will know me from School Council and Cooking Club.  I have three grown up children and a dog called Poppy, who is a sprollie (a cross between a springer spaniel and a border collie).


I enjoy cooking (and eating!smiley) , reading and playing Scrabble type games. I’m very lucky in that there are lots of fields behind my house which are great for taking Poppy for walks in the countryside. I like music and singing, and I can play the keyboard a little.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you properly in September. Enjoy your summer break! smiley

Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre

Learning at the Lock
A Victorian way of life
A trip down the canal