Y5/6: Mrs Mitchell's & Mrs Hughes' Class 2017 - 2018
Welcome to the Autumn Term
Welcome aboard to Year 5 and Year 6 in our class!
During this Autumn Term 2017, we have many exciting topics to begin.
What’s happening this term
Our exciting HISTORY topic is on 'The Battle Of Britain'. This topic is based on how this major event in history affected the people living in Britain, the children and families who were evacuated and how the Battle of Britain was won.
Our SCIENCE lessons will begin where we look at Electricity with a particular focus on writing up the method for particular experiments that we plan and carry out. We will then move on to Changing Materials.
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.
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 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.
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.
Indoor PE lessons will begin on a Monday (Gymnastics) and outdoor PE on a Friday afternoon (Hockey). 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.
We have had a positive first half term: all children are settled into their new classroom routines and are working hard.
We have got lots of things to look forward to over the next few weeks including a visit from Cheshire Phoenix, in a couple of weeks time, who are coming to work with Year 5 and 6 on an initiative called 'Hoops For Health.' As well as learning some basketball skills, the children will learn about making healthy choices including how to have a balanced diet and the dangers of smoking and alcohol.
In Design and Technology, the children are going to be designing and making their own Anderson shelters, a shelter used to protect people from the bombs being dropped by German aircraft. It would be useful if you could start collecting containers, small boxes etc. to help with this and bring them in to school.
Continuing with the links to our topic, in Science the children will be planning and investigating circuits of electricity to generate the most light, using the least amount of electricity that could be used to light an air raid shelter.
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