Welcome to Year 5 & 6 - Term 1
Kingfishers - Mr Bell and Mrs Anstee - Year 5
Toucans - Mrs Coumbe - Year 5/6
Doves - Miss Townsend - Year 6
This term, our topic is Ancient Greece.
Literacy - In our literacy lessons, we will be focusing our work around the book 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.' The story links with our Ancient Greece topic and offers a lot of opportunity for creative writing and reading comprehension. There is also a recent movie adaptation of the text which we will be exploring at the end of term.
Maths - In our maths workshops sessions and our maths lessons we are learning about place value, number and shape. We will continue to practise our times tables weekly and learn mental math strategies. As the term progresses we will explore decimals, fractions and percentages.
Science - In our science lessons we will be exploring different types of materials, including solids, liquids and gases. Through experimenting, we will continue to work on our investigative skills - identifying a question, making a prediction and observing what happens. We will also learn how to work safely in science.
PSHE - In PSHE we will be talking about forming friendships and how we can work together to be successful learners.
Geography - In geography we will be learning from about Greece, it's position in Europe and it's impact on the rest of the World. In our homework tasks, we will be given opportunities to explore Greek food and culture.
Music - We will be singing and playing musical instruments in our music lessons on Monday and singing in assemblies on Thursday with Mrs Jarvis.
Art and DT - In art we will be looking closely at the mask of Medusa and working to sketch our own versions. We will then use these images to create masks with 3D snakes.
French - In French we are learning vocabulary based around our bodies. We will use songs and actions to help us remember them.
RE - In R.E. we will explore Harvest Festival.
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 hockey. Toucans and Doves will swim on Tuesday mornings until Christmas.
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)
This may change slightly as we approach SATS for Year 6: more information to follow.
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|
|Toucans||Tuesday - Swimming|
|Doves||Tuesday - Swimming|
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
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.