Y5/6: Mrs Mitchell's & Mrs Hughes' Class 2018 - 2019

Mrs Mitchell

Welcome to the Autumn Term

 Welcome back to a new academic year! We are looking forward to starting back to school and helping you to settle quickly into your new class and routines.There are lots of exciting activities planned to keep you busy this term.

What’s happening this term

During the Autumn Term, we will be looking at the topic 'Space'. This unit of work is interesting, engaging and relevant as it looks at the Solar System in which we live and what has been discovered there. We will be focusing on the planetary bodies and how they interact with each other to create our night/day cycle and the seasons. We will also be looking at prominent scientists and their discoveries. 

 

In Geography, we will studying Britain and the rest of the world, looking at major landmarks, map work and locating places.

 

Spellings for the first half term will focus on commonly misspelt high frequency words, topic words, revising Year 3/4 statutory words and finally using ible/able word endings.

New words are introduced on a Monday and the children are tested the following Monday afternoon. Lots of time is given throughout the week to learn and apply these words. It is also part of the children's weekly homework to practise these at home. 

Class Rules 

After meeting as a class and a lengthy discussion, we have devised the following rules that we aim to abide by.

* Respect the classroom and  equipment.

* Treat others how you like to be treated.

* Hand up to speak and listen to others.

* Listen to others, especially those talking.

* Behave sensibly in the classroom.

* Try your best

We have all signed to say we will work as hard as we can to follow these rules every day!!

Homework

Homework will be given out every Wednesday for Literacy for all groups but will be group specific for Numeracy (see your child's planner for details).

We will be having a particular focus on Timestables each week, using Timestable Rockstars to make this a fun and engaging activity. This can be done at home any time and support in encouraging your child would be appreciated.

Learning spellings should also be part of your weekly homework routine. 

All homework will be recorded by the children in their planners and should be ticked off as each task is completed. 

Reading

Every pupil has been given a Reading Record that is to be used in school and taken home with their chosen reading book. The expectation is that they will read at least three times to themselves out of school and record this in the book. Ideally, at least one of these sessions will be to an adult at home. This encourages your child to read and also gives you chance to see what progress they are making.

Reading Records will be collected in every Friday to be checked by the class teacher and rewards are given out to encourage this to be done each week. 

PE

PE lessons will be indoor on a Tuesday afternoon (Fitness and Indoor Athletics) and outdoor with the sports coach on a Wednesday afternoon  (Tag Rugby). There is an expectation that the correct PE kit will be in school on a Monday ready for the week ahead.

Children not in the correct PE kit will not be allowed to take part in the lesson and therefore not fulfilling the requirement for this aspect of the curriculum. 

Year 6 will be swimming every Tuesday afternoon during the Autumn Term.

Class News

 

Useful websites

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

http://gws.ala.org/category/sciences/astronomy-space

https://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/

 

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