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Year 5 & Year 6

Welcome to Year 5/6!

Current teachers:

Jupiter: Miss Cole       Earth: Mrs Ross, Mrs Forster & Mrs Cox        

Mercury: Mrs Cook 

Teaching assistants:

Mrs Lake    Mrs Bailey   Mrs Raikes   Mrs Durbin

Our current topic is: Walk like an Egyptian!

                                        

Weekly Updates

Week ending Friday, 22nd September 2017

Well done to all our Year 6 children for their bravery, resilience and sense of fun during camp week. It's back to school now and time to earn gems to accumulate more diamond power. 

Maths: The focus this week will be on place value and number. 

English: Talk for writing and story mapping on a story called the Egyptian Cinderella.

Science: We will be investigating friction and carrying out an experiment to learn more. 

Spelling:  Suffix ending 'tion'

PE: Tag rugby and we will also be developing our ball skills. Please ensure your child comes to school with the appropriate kit and a warm top for colder days. 

History/Geography:  Our learning this week will focus on the River Nile. 

PSHE: What does the term Democracy mean? The children will be voting for our new team of Champions for Change. We will also take time to discuss Growth Mindset and what it means to us as learners. Please ask your child to talk about this at home. 

Computing: We will be using Scratch to learn about coding. 

Art: Completing our 'All About Me' image boards for display. 

Week ending Friday, 15th September 2017

We wish Year 6 a fantastic week on camp. Please check our Twitter feed for updates on the adventures they will be having.

Year 5 will be experiencing a 'Nature' inspired week of poetry.

They will be doing the following activities:

  • Visiting a local woods to inspire them to write poems.
  • Creating beautiful 'Leaf Batiks' in Art. 
  • PE lessons will be Tag Rugby and co-ordination skills.

Week ending Friday, 8th September 2017

A warm welcome back to all our Year 5 and 6 children. It's been a busy start to the term but a very productive one. Congratulations to all our Year 6 children on their new leader roles. We are sure your efforts will make all aspects of school life run smoothly. 

Maths: Our Maths this week will be linked to our Science learning. We will record the results of our investigations on Gravity.   

English: We will be writing persuasive letters. We will also look at common and proper nouns. 

History/Geography: Where is Egypt in the world? Map skills focus. We will also create a fact file based on what we already know and use this to inform our teachers about what we want to learn on this topic.

Art: We will be making mind maps about ourselves and creating 'All About Me' image boards. 

Science:What is gravity?

PSHE: Our circle time focus will be linked to being independent and earning 'Diamond Power'. 

PE: Tag rugby and co-ordination through a range of sports. 


Homework and Spellings

This will begin in week 3 when our Year 6 children return from camp. Please continue to read with your child daily and this can include books from school, newspaper articles, magazines, information books e.g. recipes etc.