Whales (Yr 5 Bilingual)

Welcome to the Whales Class Page!

Bienvenue sur la page web des Baleines

Year 5 is an important year for our children as they make the transition from lower Key Stage 2 to upper Key Stage 2 and begin to think about life after Shaftesbury Park. During this year, we will work with your child to help them reach their targets and particularly focus on speaking and writing in French, further embedding their bilingual skills.

We will also work with your child to prepare them to sit the Wandsworth Year 6 Test early next academic year.

The adults working in Whales Class are:

 Mr Philip Yorke (Class Teacher)

Mrs Fabienne Mitchell (Teaching Assistant)

PE Sessions:

Autumn Term

 Tuesday (Hall session)

Wednesday (Outdoor Session)

 Spring Term

Mondays (Gymnastics)

Thursday (Dance)

Summer Term

Wednesday (Outdoor Session)


 Please read with your child every day.

Children are expected to bring their signed reading log to school on a daily basis.


 Weekly homework will consist of at least one piece of literacy, one piece of numeracy, a piece of French learning and spellings (in English and French). Children will also complete activities to help them prepare for the Wandsworth Test.

Homework is given out on Wednesdays. It is due back in the following Tuesday.

Tests: Spelling and arithmetic- Friday

Useful web links

 Conquer Maths   Audio Stories  IPC – Our Topic   Purple Mash