Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Granville Class Year 5/6

Welcome to Granville Class.


In Granville Class they are taught by Mrs Walker and Mrs Wilkinson and supported by Mrs Gamble and Miss Elliott.


In English we will Read Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, write from the point of view of different characters, practise our grammar skills, using the book as a guide. Create story writing based on books and films about journeys and make poetry about journeys. In Science we will take part in the Kitchen Sink science project. This will involve investigations into materials and how they can be changed. In our Theme work we will visit Thornhill Parish Church and learn about its’ history, visit Rectory Park and learn about its’ history. We will also walk around the local area and identify buildings of historical interest, learn about life in Thornhill during the civil war. We will spend some time learning about the Combs Mining Disaster and about Thornhill during the World Wars. We will also look at maps and use them to identify how Thornhill has changed over time and suggest reasons for the change. In Art and Design we will Study landscape artists, sketch landscapes on our local area walks and create watercolour painting of landscapes. Alongside this, we will design the sets for our end of year production. In Computing, Produce a film about how Thornhill has changed over time. In Music, we will learn the songs for our Production. Cooking sessions and outdoor learning lessons will take place throughout the year. Please see our school website for further information about our curriculum.

Key Information

Home Reading

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books any day for changing.  We will ask the children to change their books whenever they have finished theirs.


As part of our themed homework, we would like you to complete:

At least 6 of the following tasks as homework between now and the 12th July 2019.

You should also still practise your weekly spellings and Maths facts; and read at least 3 times per week to an adult.

Spellings and Maths facts will come home weekly on Fridays to be learnt for the following Friday please.

Times table Rockstars for a short period in the week. 

Nurture Class

Nurture Class will be going on local trips as a part of their Theme. These will all be local trips.

KS2 Visits 

After the SATs tests Year 6 will be going to the Theatre (17th May 2019). Please ensure your child has a packed lunch to take with them or has let the office know if you want a pack up to take. KS2 will be visiting the Church on the 23rd May 2019, but this is one of many local visits we will take part in, in this Theme over the term. Year 6 will have the water fight and other things to look forward to, which we will plan into our very busy calendar.