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Class Information

 

Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing festive break. Thank you so much for the thoughtful cards and gifts that we received at the end of term.

 

Thank you for visiting our class webpage. The children in our class work hard to produce work to a high standard and always strive to do their very best, ably supported by our hardworking and enthusiastic teachers as well as amazing teaching assistants. Adults who work in our class include: Miss Dowland, Mrs Green and Mrs Haslam.

 

Mr Wilkinson teaches us ICT each Friday and Mrs Lauder teaches us Spanish each Tuesday.

 

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.

 

General Information for Parents/Carers

Mrs Martin teaches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs Evans teaches on Fridays and Miss Dowland teaches us on Tuesdays.

 

Homework days:

Monday - Maths & Reading Planners

Wednesday - Grammar and Punctuation Homework 

Friday - Spellings

 

Reading is still extremely important and the children should aim to read at least 3 times a week which they need to log in their planners. These are to be handed in on Mondays We aim to return them the same day. 

 

We will have two sessions of P.E. each week and these will take place on Wednesday and Fridays. Please remember to bring in the appropriate kit. Please ensure that P.E. kits are in school each day and that if hair is below shoulder length, that it is tied back.

 

Term 1 2017

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 'The Romans and their Impact on Britain'. The children will be researching the impact of the Romans on Britain. They will find out about Caesar's invasions of Britain, Boudicca and how the Romans continue to impact on our life in Britain today. In DT, we will be developing our knowledge of food from around the world.

 

Term 2 2017

Welcome back once more to a busy term! Reflecting back on last term, the children really enjoyed both the unit of work on food tasting and researching Martin Luther King. They produced some inspiring biographies based on his life. We were impressed with the quality of the children's work.

 

The topics for this term are:

*In geography we will be learning about Africa

*In science we will be learning about The Human Body

* DT will be our Young Enterprise in preparation for the Christmas Fair

*Art will be based on producing paintings inspired by Ephrem Kouakou

*In ICT, which will be taught in a regular weekly lesson, we will be developing our understanding of the network and improving our competency in a range of Office packages

*In Music we will be exploring Baroque Music: Texture and Harmony.

*In RE we will be learning about Religious Symbols across faiths.

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

*We will also be learning about firework safety.

 

Term 3 2018

 

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

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating

  •  Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods

  • Problem solving using the four operations

 

In English we will be linking our international theme with our writing and will produce a persuasive travel blog.

For the remainder of the term, the focus will be on heroes and myths and legends.

 

*This term each class will be learning about the different countries, followed by the Ancient Greeks.

*In Science Y5 & Y6 will be learning about evolution and inheritance.

*In Art we will be looking at the technique of printing.

*In ICT, which will be taught in a regular weekly lesson, we will be developing our understanding of the network and improving our competency in a range of Office packages.

*In Music we will be exploring scales and leitmotif.

*In RE we will be learning about Jesus and his life.

*In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our rugby and dance skills.

 

Recommended Reads

 

Term 2

Diamond Boy - Michael Williams

Journey to Jo'Burg - Beverley Naidoo

The Butterfly Lion - Michael Morpurgo

Zahrah, the Windseeker - Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

One Shadow on the Wall - Leah Henderson

Waiting for the Rain - Sheila Cooper

Term 3

Greek Myths - Marcia Williams

Percy Jackson Series - Rick Riordan

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri d'Aulaire

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters - Donna Jo Napoli

Black Ships Before Troy - Rosemary Sutcliff

The Olympians Series - George O'Connor


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