Welcome to the families and children of Year Five and Six.
The teachers, and supporting adults, in year five and six this year will be Mr West (Super Sharks), Mr Percival (Wonderful Whales), and Mrs Stanworth (Dynamic Dolphins). The children will be supported by Miss Sharp, Miss Hughes and Mrs Prime. Mrs Bryan will also be responsible for teaching French this year.
Our Curriculum Overview:
English will continue to focus on writing and the application of grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. To apply this, we will be writing a range of text types. During the next half-term we will be focusing on a play by William Shakespeare called Macbeth.
Children will work on learning the range of spellings in the Year 5/6 statutory word list. This will be done alongside the rehearsal and application spelling rules. Spelling tests taking place on Friday mornings.
This year, spelling homework will be done using the Spelling Shed program. Each children will be given their user-name and unique password to access the set tasks. The program can be accessed through the app store or by using the following link:
In Maths, the children will be revising their knowledge of calculation. Key focus areas during this are: multiplication and division. We will also be looking at factors, prime numbers and fractions.
For Maths homework, we will be beginning to use Sumdog Maths program. Watch out for more information on this soon. This can be downloaded via the app store or can be accessed via the following link:
All children will continue to revise their knowledge and application of times tables. Understanding these tables, and corresponding facts, plays a huge role in developing your child's deeper understanding of other mathematical processes. There will be supplementary sessions throughout the week to support your child, and any further support you can provide is much appreciated. The following websites might prove useful:
In Science we will be studying Living Things and Their Habitats. This unit will explore plants, mammals, birds, amphibians and insects.
Our next topic this term, in respect of the creative curriculum, will focus upon the Victorians. This will include: placing the time within a context; Victorian Education and inventions.
In Art and D.T. we will be investigating the Victorian artist Joseph Turner.
Gymnastics will be our main P.E. focus. The children will be looking at different techniques and movements used within a sequence.
The mental health of children and British values will be the focus of our PSHE lessons.
Computing will continue to focus on essential ICT skills. This will be followed by using coding software.
In Music, the children will be focusing on learning and performing songs as part of our Christmas Carol Concert.
Please see the attached letter for the homework expectations.
Thank you for your continued support - if you have any questions regarding this, or any other aspect of the curriculum, please feel free to talk to your child's class teacher.
Mr West Mr Percival Mrs Stanworth
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