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Gamston Church of England Primary School

Be the best you can be

Bannister Y5&6

Welcome to Bannister Class. Mrs Waterman is our class teacher and Mrs Greaves and Mr Harris teach us Science and Computing. 

In Bannister Class we work very hard and have a great attitude to our learning. We always aim to 'Be the best we can be' by challenging ourselves and supporting one another.


Our class is named after Roger Bannister: Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, (born March 23 1929 and died March 3,2018). He was and English neurologist who was the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes. Up until he did it in 1954, most people thought the four-minute mark was impossible to break. They thought the human body couldn't physically go that fast. 

Bannister's determination and resilience inspire us to always believe that there are no limits to what we can achieve!

We wish you a merry Christmas

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Silent night

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Act 4 part 2

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Act 4 part 1

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Act 3

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Act two

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Deck the halls

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Act 1 A Christmas Carol

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Please find the Curriculum overview for Bannister class 2020/ 21.

Act 1 


Please find the History knowledge organsier for Spring 1 : 2021. The Tudors. 
Please find the Bannister class Curriculum overview for Spring 1 ( Jan 2021 to Feb 2021) We will be looking at Tudor life through the portraits of Henry V111 and Elizabeth the 1st. Also in Literacy we will be exploring story and Film scripts, using Oliver Twist as a stimulus. In P.E we will be exploring Hockey. 

We are continuing our wonderful topic of the Mayans during the Autumn Two term.

Please find our Geography Knowledge organiser for Autumn term two.

Please find the topic planning for the Autumn term Two.

Welcome back to September 2020!

Please find the curriculum planner and knowledge organiser for Autumn 2020.

Summer term Knowledge Organizer: 

Tuesday 17th March:

Please note that all Y6 children will be sent home today with three SAT revision books. The books will consist of a Maths revision book, a reading comprehension book and  a 10 minute SPAG book. 

The books will act as daily work activities if school has to close or if school doesn't close they will be used as revision books. Children will be informed which pages to do on which days/ weeks. This will ensure that children can still access revision type materials in the event of a school closure ( hopefully this will not happen) 

Until we have definite conformation could the revision materials be put in a safe place. 

Please be aware that parents can access free SAT's resources via:

Twinkle, Classroom secrets and by doing a search for past Y6 papers.

Year 5 Children:


Please not that Y5 children will be sent home today with a mix of activities and SAT's papers. This work is designed as a two week package in case of a school closure ( which we are hoping will not happen) 

Sports Relief 
Bannister class had a marvelous time celebrating Sports relief : The children ran 8 laps of the school field ( which is approximately 8 miles)
Bannister class have been celebrating World Book day ( Thursday 5th March) 

February half term homework

Homework this holiday will include a year 6  Maths reasoning paper and reading comprehension ( please find the answers below) and a reading comprehension for year 5.

Bannister class residential to Kingswood PGL

( Dearne Valley Near Doncaster) The trip will take place on Wednesday 20th May to Friday 22nd May)

Please find the power point from the parents meeting

Year 6 Booster club: Will start on Thursday 16th January. It will begin at 3:30 and finish at 4:15 pm. 

It is open to all Year 6.  

Bannister class have had an excellent first week back. We have had a magnificent launch of our Ancient Greek topic. A big thank you to all adults who have supported their children so wonderfully in making their Ancient Greek homework!
Bannister classes new topic in January is the Ancient Greeks. Please find the new knowledge organiser for next term.
Bannister class then spent the afternoon singing at the Farthings care home. What a truly amazing day !!!Well done Bannister class!!!
Bannister class had a wonderful morning singing Christmas carol's at Bassetlaw Hospital.They were a credit to our school. 
Bannister class had an enjoyable time reading books to Hillary class.
Bannister class went back in time today to make some WW11 biscuits. The children used their 'Bake Off Skills' to produce some delicious  oat meal biscuits. I was really proud of the 'team work' and 'resilience' the children showed while making these Wartime biscuits. I would like to thank Mrs Hardy, who organised this great activity.    
In Bannister class we have been celebrating Children in Need, by doing some special fraction, percentage and decimal work. The children enjoyed working together to solve reasoning problems. 
Bannister class had an amazing topic afternoon this week: parents were invited into class to work with their child on WW11 activities and look at the amazing topic homework produced. 
As always the children have produced some truly amazing topic homework. A gigantic 'thank you' to all adults who have supported their children in producing  some truly  magnificent homework. 

Welcome back and I hope you all have had an amazing,restful break. In Bannister class we are continuing the exploration of WW11. We are launching the second part to the topic with a fantastic parents open afternoon on Wednesday(from 2:30pm) where parents will have an opportunity to see the wonderful homework produced by the children over the half term holidays and take part in some WW11 themed activities. 

Moving on from the topic launch the children are exploring the importance of Remembrance day and how it links to WW11 and future conflicts. Developing from that the children will explore rationing, evacuation , WW11 spies and key leaders and events in WW11. The term will culminate in a Christmas gathering for all parents. 

The whole class book's in Bannister class this term are Friend or Foe and Good night Mister Tom. 

In Bannister class today we started thinking about Remembrance Sunday and the wearing of poppies to remember those who either gave up their lives or were injured in War. Anne Hickman (from the Royal British Legion) led an assembly in school to help children remember these key events. 
We celebrated Super hero day in Bannister class by doing some amazing Newspaper reports. Look at the amazing handwriting!!!!
A quick reminder: P.E in Bannister class is every Friday. Can you please ensure children have a full P.E ( including an outside kit, containing suitable footwear) Thank you. 
Bannister class had an inspirational day at Eden Camp. As a class we explored life in WW11. We were able to research the key words from the class knowledge organisers.
Bannister Class fabulous WW11 Homework !
Homework week 13.9.19. Children have been sent home a reading text from Reading Explorers ( year 5 and 6) The children have also been sent spellings 'cious words' and year 5 have been sent handwriting sheets based around these spellings.
Bannister Class had a wonderful, stimulating day at Eden camp. Photographs to follow next week.

Welcome back! 

I hope you have had a restful and enjoyable Summer break!

We are hitting the ground running this September by launching our new topic ( World War 11) by a trip to Eden camp.

The trip is on Wednesday 11th September . Children will be leaving at 9 am and returning by 5pm. 

Topic Knowledge organiser for WW11

The Knowledge organiser covers key dates and words from WW11. Throughout the topic the children will learn these key facts ( amongst other pieces of information) about WW11. 

The children for the first time, will cover additional knowledge lessons. They will explore the following about WW11:

10 War time meals from both Britain and Germany.

10 War time songs from both Britain and Germany.

Where Germany is located in Europe.

Things Germany and Britain are famous for.  


Please note homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be in by the following Thursday. It can be in earlier.

Homework will begin on Friday the 13th September.

It will consist of spellings ( linked to a particular spelling theme) and a reading comprehension type homework. 

This week ( Friday 6th September) will consist of bringing in a fact linked to WW11 and taking a photograph of your child reading in a special place. 

Go Ape!


Year 5 Summer homework. A set of reading comprehensions will be sent home during the Summer break. The answers will be on the Bannister website. 

Important information for next week:

Monday 22nd July:

Performance of Superstan at 2pm and 6pm. 

Please can you ensure all children bring in costumes. Can the children be back at school for the evening performance at 5:45 please.


Tuesday 23rd July:

Year 6 leavers trip to GO APE. Children will need a pack lunch, at least 3 drinks and sun protection. Children can bring money for an ice cream if they wish.

Wednesday 24th July

SRE talk year 6. 

Leavers assembly at 2pm. 

Please see the wonderful pictures from this years Residential.