Welcome to Year 5 & 6
The Team for 2017-18
6B Mrs Binney
6T Mr Thornton
6F Mrs Fox
Year Group Coordinator/ Maths and Literacy teacher Mrs Balmer
Social and Emotional Support Leader Mrs Murphy
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Year 5 and 6. There is a lot to look forward to over the next year. We are currently finalising our yearly residential trip which will take place in the summer term. This is always a highlight for the children.
As much as possible, we teach in a cross curricular way, through themes. Our overriding themes next year are:
- Victorian Ilkley and Victorian Inventions
- Raging Rivers- river formation and a study of the Nile.
- Mayan Civilisation
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. Both Maths and Literacy are taught in 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. Please refer to our school handbook on line to remind yourself of our school rules regarding dress code for school and PE sessions.
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 staff in the office to arrange a convenient time.
Have a lovely summer and we will look forward to seeing you all in September!
|Theme / Subject||Mayan Civilisation|
|Literacy||Alternative Fairy Tales:|
The Paper Bag Princess
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
The Wolf's Story - Little Red Riding Hood
|Geography||World map work linked to Ancient Civilisations|
Look at where the Maya lived, and which countries cover that area today
|History||An Ancient Civilisation|
Gods and Beliefs
Fredrick Catherwood - Exploration
Historic Sites - Chihen Itza
|Art||Mayan Gods - 3D Sculpture|
|DT||Mayan Food Research|
Investigating Maize-(corn) in its different forms. What can we make with corn?
|Science||Circle of Life||Dinosaur Hunters Y6|
|PSHE||Understanding Others||Preparing for Change / Transition|
|(Computing Class)||Podcasts||Data Bases|
|Music||KS2 Production||KS2 Production|
|Visits||Extended visit to Buckden|