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 Welcome to Year 5 & 6 - Term 5

 

Kingfishers - Mr Bell - Year 5

Toucans - Mrs Coumbe - Year 5/6

Doves - Miss Townsend - Year 6

 

 

The Curriculum

This term, our topic is South America. 

 

Literacy - In our literacy lessons, we will be focusing our work around the topic  of South America. This topic gives us a lot opportunities to link our writing to a variety of genres. For example, writing poetry based on South America, together, with  creative writing and reading comprehension.  

 

Maths - In our maths workshops sessions and our maths lessons we will be revising topics which we have learnt over the year and solving a variety of challenges.  We will continue to practise our times tables weekly and learn mental math strategies.  .  

 

Science - In our science lessons we will be exploring the water cycle.

 

PSHE - In PSHE we will be focusing on the Seal scheme of work - 'Going for Goals.'

 

Geography - In Geography,  we will be learning about South America and researching different aspects of the country. For example, the climate and how this affects the different types of vegetation which grows there.

 

 Music - We will be singing and playing musical instruments in our music lessons and singing in assemblies on Thursday with Mrs Jarvis. 

 

Art and DT -  

 

French - In French we are learning vocabulary based around locations. We will use songs and actions to help us remember them. 

 

RE - In R.E. we will explore the Hindu faith.

 

Computing -

 

PE - In P.E., all classes will complete outdoor and indoor sessions each week.  Indoor PE will be health and fitness and outdoor will be netball.  

 

Homework

The children will be given their  homework on a Wednesday and it must be completed by the following Monday: 

-Spellings

-Times tables 

- Topic (optional) 

- MyMaths (electronic) 

- Reading (at least 4 x a week)

- Grammar and Punctuation (Year 6 only)

 

This may change slightly as we approach SATS for Year 6: more information to follow.

 

PE Days

Please ensure the children have their PE kits in all week to allow for changes in the timetable.

Children must have: black shorts, white t-shirt, trainers, suitable jogging bottoms and jumper for the colder months (not school trousers or jumper). 

If your child wishes to play sport at lunchtimes, please could you also provide an additional kit. 

 

Class Session 1 Session 2
Kingfishers  Monday - outdoor games.  Tuesday - Circuits
Toucans  Tuesday - indoor P.E. - Circuits Monday - outdoor games. 
Doves Thursday - indoor P.E. - Circuits Monday - outdoor games. 

 

Water

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day. It is their responsibility to keep it clean and filled. It is especially essential in this hot summer weather.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to pop in after school. 

 

Thanks for your continued support! 

 

The Year 5/6 Team 

 

 

 

 

Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding.

Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 1
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 2
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 3
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 4
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 5
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 6
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 7
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 8
Even after their SATs, Year 6 are still keen to learn. They are solving maths problems linked to the Royal Wedding. 9