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Year 5 and 6

 

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

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Cole

Summer 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we approach the summer term, we enter an extremely busy time of the year with plenty to look forward to. 

Throughout our English lessons this term, we will be reading and analysing a range of literary texts which have overarching topics of ‘Lessons from History’ and ‘Solving Mysteries’. Some of our texts will include 'The Beautiful Lie’ by Irfan Master, ‘Anne Frank’ by Josephine Poole and ‘The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda’ by Tom Angleberger. 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 continue to be split for maths lessons. Mr Davies will be teaching the Year 6’s, whilst Mr Harris will be teaching the Year 5’s. Both years will be focusing on their final topics of the year, including geometry and statistics. The year 6’s will also be recapping their learning in preparation for their SATS, which start Week Commencing: Monday 13th May. As always, we will continue to 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. 

Our History topic will focus on the question, ‘What was the impact of World War 2 on the people of Britain?’, while our Geography topic will focus on the question, ‘Where does our energy come from?’.  

Our focuses in Science for the term will be on ‘Imbalanced Forces’ and ‘Making Connections’.

Art/DT will take place in alternating half terms, while R.E, Spanish, Music, Computing and PSHE will be taught weekly.

P.E will take place every Thursday and Friday. Tom, from Paces, will work with the class on Thursday afternoons. 

Mr Davies will take the P.E session on a Friday. Please ensure all 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. 

Bikes and Scooters-

If your child is biking or scootering to school, please ensure they are safe and wear appropriate safety gear (helmets).

 

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