Ewyas Harold Primary School

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Year 5 and 6

 

Teachers – Mr Davies and Mr Harris (PPA- Mrs Generalovic).

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Cole

Spring 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year! Ours started brilliantly with an incredible trip to Young Voices. It was amazing to see all the children joining in and singing their hearts out. Thank you to the parents who travelled up to support them! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Throughout our English lessons this term, we will be reading and analysing a range of literary texts which have overarching topics of 'Affirmation and Equity’ and ‘Legends, folklore and fairytales’. Some of our texts will include 'The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan, and ‘Grimm Tales for Young and Old’ by Phillip Pullman. The different texts will be used as a basis for our Writing and Reading for Meaning, supporting the children in developing their reading and oracy skills, as well as continuing to build, develop and improve their independent writing skills. 

The class will split for maths lessons. Mr Davies will be teaching the Year 6’s, whilst Mr Harris will be teaching the Year 5’s. We will be focusing on Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with integers, decimals and fractions. We will develop our use of fast, accurate, mental arithmetic through daily sessions. Children will continue to develop their times tables using TT Rockstars both in school and at home. 

History and Geography will take place in alternating weeks. Our History topic will focus on the question, ‘What was life like in Tudor England?’ and our Geography topic will focus on the question of, ‘Would you like to live in the desert?’.

Science will take place weekly. Our focuses for the term will be on ‘Earth and Space’ and ‘Life Cycles and Reproduction’.

Art and DT will take place in alternating half terms, while R.E, Spanish, Music, Computing and PSHE will be taught weekly, with Music being taught by Sue Gibson from Encore.

P.E will take place every Thursday. Tom, from Paces, will work with the class on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure children come into school wearing their P.E kits. 

 

Homework-

Both Year 5 and 6 children are expected to read their reading books daily, complete 20 minutes of Lexia and complete 20 minutes of Times Table Rock Stars per week.

Children in Year 6 will receive weekly Maths and English homework on a Friday, to be handed back in by the following Wednesday.

Children in Year 5 will receive a weekly piece of English and/or Maths Homework on a Friday, to be handed in by the following Wednesday.

 

Walking Home- If you would like your child to walk home from school by themselves we need written permission before we can allow your child to leave alone. This needs to be updated annually. Please write or e-mail into the school office so we can keep an up-to-date record. If your child is being collected by someone new or going home with a friend, please make the school aware. 

We are available at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns but it is always best to contact the office to make an appointment to ensure a suitable time can be arranged to discuss your child. 

Mr Davies, Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Cole.

Useful Links:

English Link

Reading Link 

Maths Link

TT Rockstars

Science Link

History Link

Geography Link