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Mrs Leeson & Mrs Evans

Mrs Leeson and Mrs Evans

 

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Our year 5 and 6 class is full of enthusiastic, hardworking children who work hard to produce brilliant pieces of work.  As well as our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, we are supported by some fantastic teaching assistants; Mrs Dixon (Maths) and Mrs Evans (English).

 

Many of the children in our class are encouraged to be responsible by taking on specific roles such as: being Young Leaders at lunchtimes to help and instill confidence in our younger children; being Young Librarians to guide children when choosing books from our library; Head Boy and Head Girl to show parents/carers round our school and help  at events such as church services and during collective worship; reading buddies; Eco-Rangers and representing our class voices by being a School Council Representative. We recognise the importance of our children becoming confident and mature members of our school community in preparation for them becoming young adults in the future.

 

Term 1 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of the children in our class, it has been fantastic to see them coming in so full of enthusiasm. This term our theme is 'Stone Age to Iron Age'. We will be learning about what life was like for humans in the Stone Age using evidence from archaeological sites such as Skara Brae. We will then move on to investigate life in the Bronze and the Iron Ages, focusing on how life change over this period. In English, we will be focusing on the theme of ‘Viewpoints’. The children will be comparing character’s points of view based on the film 'The Croods'. This is linked to our overall theme of Stone Age to Iron Age.

 

*In Science we will be learning about properties and changing of materials.

*In Art we will be researching cave images and creating a frieze of our own.

*In ICT we will be developing our skills of word processing as well as improving skills in using Microsoft Publisher.

*In Music we will be exploring sound scores and developing our knowledge of pulse, rhythm and duration.

*In RE we will be learning about how God is portrayed across the different faiths.

* In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our athletic and multi skills whilst our indoor sessions will be gymnastics.

 

 

We will continue to develop written and mental strategies for all four operations to improve speed and accuracy in our maths sessions. We are learning to quickly recall multiplication and related division facts.

Key aspects of learning for this term will be:

  • Number and place value.

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods

  • Problem solving using the four operations

 

Please continue to practise times tables with your child. They should ideally be able to complete a 12x12 grid in under 10mins.

 

Term 2 2018

 

Welcome back! Many children have made new friends and everybody is striving to do their best with their learning. The visit to Aylmerton was a great success helping to forge strong friendships and develop excellent team work.

 

*This term each class will be learning about a country in Asia. Our class is studying India.

*In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans. This unit focuses on reproduction and the life cycle.

*In DT we will be our Young Enterprise in preparation for the Christmas Fair. Linked to our geography theme, we will also be learning about foods eaten in our focus country.

*In IT we will be learning about sound, podcasting and composition.

*In Music we will be exploring sound scores and developing our knowledge of pulse, rhythm and duration.

*In RE we are learning about the life of Mohammed.

*In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing multi-skills.

*We will also be learning about firework safety.

 

 

In Literacy we will be focusing on the theme of science-fiction. We will be looking across different texts including:

  • Remembrance Poetry

· Mythology

  • A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

In addition to this, we will also look at other non-fiction text types during our theme lessons.

The children have produced some wonderful writing this term and should be proud of their progress.

 

Maths

Key aspects of learning for this term in maths will be:

  • measurement

  • properties of shape

  • position and direction

  • statistics (graphs/charts)

  • probability

  • algebra.

 

Please continue to practise times tables with your child. They should ideally be able to complete a 12x12 grid in under 10mins

 

Homework:

Maths – Please hand in on Monday. This will be handed back out on Wednesdays.

Reading Planners - Please hand in on Monday. We aim to hand these back on the same day.

Spellings – Tests will be each Friday. Please sign your child’s planner to show that they have practised at least four times in their planner or on an electronic device.

English - Please hand in on Wednesdays. This will be handed back out on Fridays.

 

Reminders:

*Please could PE kits be kept in school. PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.

*Please ensure that your child wears only studded earrings which they can remove themselves. Please provide tape for your child if they are unable to remove their own earrings.

*Long hair should be tied back for PE lessons.

*Please could children avoid wearing nail varnish for school.

*Please could your child bring in a named water bottle each day.

 

 

 

 

 

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