Welcome to Year 5 & 6 - Term 4
Kingfishers - Miss Thorne - Year 5
Toucans - Mrs Coumbe - Year 5/6
Doves - Mrs Davies - Year 6
Welcome back to term 4, we hope you had a restful half term and feel ready for a busy, exciting term 4!
This term, our topic is called Pompeii, with a strong focus on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the Romans that lived there at the time. English will be based around the topical picture book, 'Escape From Pompeii', where the children will be looking at, and creating many different genres, including a newspaper report on the eruption that took place. In Maths, the children will be using their previous knowledge to apply it to complex problem solving/investigations, using a range of maths skills. RE, the children will be learning about the story of Easter, focusing on significant role models that the children already have in their lives. In Science, the children will be looking at materials and their different reactions and in PE, the children will be participating in either swimming, hockey or dance (more information about specific classes below).
The children will be given their homework on a Tuesday and it must be completed by the following Monday:
- Topic (optional)
- MyMaths (electronic)
- Reading (at least 4 x a week)
- Grammar and Punctuation (Year 6 only)
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.
|Kingfishers||Tuesday - Swimming||Monday - Dance|
|Toucans||Tuesday - Hockey||Wednesday - Dance|
|Doves||Wednesday - Dance||Thursday - Hockey|
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to pop in after school.
Thanks for your continued support!
The Year 5/6 Team
Year 5/6 News and Events
Team Building Day and The Year 6 Sleepover
On Friday 9th September, all year 6 took part in a team building day at Gateway School. The day was a valuable learning experience for the children, exploring how to work together as a team to be successful, preserving when tasks don’t always go to plan, and it encouraged flexible thinking, which will definitely aid their challenging/enjoyable year ahead. Overll, the children had a great day and were brilliantly behaved.
The day was not over yet…
The year 6 children were then invited to have a year 6 sleepover to help the children bond with their new classmates and teachers. It was a great success! The children played games, watched a movie, had story time and were fed ‘healthy’ pizza and chips, finished off with popcorn and sweets. Again, the children were super throughout the sleepover and all the year 5/6 team were very impressed; we look forward to an exciting year ahead.