Welcome to Year 5 and 6. Your child will be in one of three classes-Cadbury Class, Cousteau Class or Shakespeare Class. Below you will find lots of information to support your child's learning journey this year and lots of photographs of learning in action.
Year 6 SATs information power point
Summer Term 2023
This term we have been learning about rivers, in particular:
features of a river, uses of a river, rivers around the world, environmental issues.
This term we have investigated forces in action. Focussing on gravity, air and water resistance, levers, fulcrums, cogs and pulleys.
As part of our English instruction writing, we have played Muggle Quidditch. 'Eyes down, the snitch is loose'.
This term we have been learning about Hinduism. Specifically how they conduct their lives by aiming for moksha. We have learnt about Brahman, atman, karma, dharma and samsara. We have also focussed on the life and times of Gandhi.
Over this term we have been learning about different types of songs - ballads and rock, finding the pulse, following a music score, learning songs and identifying different music notation - such as minims, crotchet, quavers, and semiquavers and keeping in time.
English - Novel based curriculum
We have had an excellent start to the new year in Years 5/6 and have been reading our class novel
' Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone'. Our immersive corners have inspired us to write in an imaginative way and even though we have already produced some fantastic descriptions of a wizard we have recently been writing about what we would see whilst looking in the mirror of Erised.
Continuing with our class novel, we have written interviews with ghosts, instructions to play muggle quidditch and looked into the mirror of Erised to see our future.
Spring term 2023
English - Simply Wizard Descriptions.
History - Shang Dynasty
In History, we have been studying the Shang Dynasty and have discovered what life was like for the kings, noble people and commoners. We have also discussed the discrepancy between the information in history books and archeological evidence. Our work has been presented in imaginative and creative ways.
P.E. - Tag Rugby and Handball
Wow, what a term! We have been making the most of the good weather with lots of outdoor sporting activities involving working as a team. We love Tag Rugby and have been introduced to Handball - which has proved a popular sport with almost everone!
During Mental Health Week, we took part in some fun dance activities and thought carefully about how to control our breathing.
Turkey/Syrian Earthquake Bring and Buy Sale
On Friday 10th February, children from Year 5/6 helped to run a Bring and Buy Sale in order to raise money for the people affected by the terrible earthquake that happened recently. We were incredibly pleased with the generous donations that arrived in school . The children did an amazing job of pricing and selling the toys and books that were collected. We are pleased to say that £536 was raised and will help to buy tents and supplies for the people trying to continue with their lives after this devastating disaster.
Autumn Term 2 2022
Year 5/6 have taken part in lots of activities this half term:
Sponsored walk for Children in Need,
Visiting the Christmas tree festival,
and taking part in Christmas jumper day.
As part of studying Private Peaceful, the children are able to immerse themselves into the story. Each class - Shakespeare, Cadbury and Cousteau have taken a part of the story to create an immersive display.
As part of our English study this half term we are reading the book Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.
It is about a boy called Thomas (Tommo) Peaceful and his life from childhood to the battlefields of the First World War. His memories are full of family life deep in the countryside. But the clock is ticking and every moment Tommo spends remembering means another moment closer to something which will change his life forever.
Autumn Term 1 2022
Maths' Workshop for parents - Wednesday 28th September
During the maths' workshop we discussed how the lesson progressed and the activities that are asked of the children.
These included Times Tables Rock Stars, SATs questions, the Power maths' text books and the practice books.
We also discussed the build up to SATs and how we prepare the children for this. Questions were asked and responded to regarding expectations and calculation methods.
It was very well received by the parents that attended.
As part of our study of the book Holes, we wrote a set of instructions on how to dig a hole.
Pictures were drawn by following instructions to build a scene using lines and colour. Whilst looking at perspective, we used a central point to make our names and ourselves 'pop' out.
Year 5/6 have carried out 2 Missions - 'Image is everything' and 'Food for the body is not enough: there must be food for the soul'. Working together in teams, children had to create a 2D astronaut big enough for their whole team to sit in and a 3D rocket to take supplies to the Space Station. Would they succeed?
Knowledge Organisers: History and Science
Children are studying Crime and Punishment and Earth and Space this Half Term.
As part of our English book study, we are reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
It is about a boy called Stanley Yelnats and his family who have a history of bad luck, so he isn't surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boy's juvenile detention centre. Stanley must now dig up the truth.
Welcome to Year 5/6
It has been lovely to welcome the children back into school. They look great in their uniforms and have all settled well into their new classes - Shakespeare, Cadbury and Cousteau.