Welcome to Year 5 & 6
The Team for 2016 – 17
6D Mr Derrig
6T Mr Thornton
6F Mrs Fox
Year Group Coordinator/ Maths and Literacy teacher Mrs Balmer
There are plenty of things to look forward to next year. Our residential to Kingswood Peak Venture in September will be a great opportunity to make new friends and get to know the staff team too.
As much as possible, we teach in a cross curricular way, through themes. Our overriding themes next year are:
War and Peace
The Ancient Greeks
A more detailed version of subjects taught can be found on our school website.
Maths and Literacy will be taught in separate groups for year 5 and year 6. This enables us to have 4 smaller classes. Maths is grouped according to ability, Literacy is taught in 2 mixed ability groups.
Children will be moving between classrooms much more, so we do expect them to be independent and well organised in Year 5, keeping a homework diary which contains a timetable and other important information.
Children will be moving from the reading scheme to free choice reading where they will be expected to select books from the classroom, home or the school library to read, keeping an ongoing record for themselves. They may bring a small pencil case containing the basics, however we do supply everything required.
PE is taught in classes twice a week. On a THURSDAY, all of the year group will have a PE lesson. In order to maximise their PE time, we allow children to wear their PE kit for school. They will not need jewellery or watches on that day.
You are very welcome to talk to staff about anything which might arise over the year, however the start of the day is not always the most convenient time, as teachers are preparing for their lesson. Please speak to Mrs Allison in the office and she will arrange a convenient time.
Have a lovely summer and we will look forward to seeing you in September!
Welcome to the Spring Term. There are lots of things to look forward to this term. Here are some of them.
|Cross Curricular Theme||Extreme Environments
Visiting speaker to talk about survival
|Novel for Year 5 and 6||Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morgurgo|
|Maths||Decimals, Percentages, Measurement, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry and Statistics|
|Geography Theme||Mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes||Africa/ Matugga|
|Art||Sketching and painting based on the Great wave off Kanagawa|
|Design Technology||Food Tech- Designing and making high energy bars for mountaineers|
Visiting Theatre Company
|Material World Y5||We’re Evolving Y6|
|Personal and Social Education|
Life Bus Visit
|Reaching for stars||It’s good to be me|
|IT||Sensing Robotics Skills Using sensors |
All Faiths Initiation
|French||Clothes||Likes / Dislikes|