Y5/6: Mrs Mitchell's & Mrs Hughes' Class 2017 - 2018

Mrs Mitchell

Welcome to the Spring Term

Happy New Year! 

After a successful start to the academic year and a busy Autumn Term, we have many exciting new topics and lessons to look forward to on the run up Easter.  

What’s happening this term

Our GEOGRAPHY topic is 'Rivers'. In this topic, we will be learning about the formation of and path taken by rivers. We will be studying their features and looking at how they affect the land around us.

Our SCIENCE lessons will begin by investigating Changing Materials. During these lessons, the children will focus on analysing and interpreting the results of our experiments. 

SPELLINGS will begin with a focus on important topic words and then we move onto looking at Year 5/6 spelling patterns. New words are introduced on a Monday and the children are tested each Friday 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.

* Take great care with classroom equipment and tidy away after use.

* Speak with respect to others.

* Treat others how you like to be treated.

* Hand up to speak and wait to be chosen.

* Listen to others, especially those talking.

* Be kind and invite others to join in.

* Try as hard as you can and take provide in your work.

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 and Numeracy (Mental Arithmetic). Homework will be collected on a Monday morning.

We will be having a particular focus on Timetables each week, so any extra time spent learning these will benefit your child greatly.

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

All homework will be recorded by the children in their homework diaries 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 on a Monday afternoon (Gymnastics) and Thursday afternoon (Dance). There is also our last two Swimming lessons (9th January and 16th January) to look forward to. 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. 

Class News

 

Useful websites

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers.html

http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/earthprocesses/rivers.html

http://www.ducksters.com/geography/worldrivers.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/changing_states/read/1/

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