Class 4

“Education and learning are one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.  How open you are to learning will help determine your path in life.”

Michelle Obama

Welcome to Year 5/6 – the final years in your child’s primary school experience!  We aim for these years to be challenging, in order for all our pupils to achieve their very best academically for the end of Year 6 tests, but also for them to be fun, enjoyable and rewarding, enabling them to become kind, fulfilled and well-rounded individuals.

As the pupils have completed two or three years in Key Stage 2, they are fully aware of our school’s expectations about appropriate behaviour, standards and attitudes. The target for these final two years is to learn greater independence and personal responsibility for both actions and personal belongings, in preparation for their journey to the next stage of their education.

We have a two-year rolling cycle of topics, which involve pupils in their own learning through many exciting activities and learning opportunities. Each morning, we focus on literacy and mathematics.  Year 5/6 pupils do mathematics with Mrs Scott. Our afternoon topic work focuses on other aspects of the curriculum, extending our learning through art and design projects, a variety of science investigations, finding out about the world through aspects of history, geography and RE, and in keeping healthy through being active in PE.

We aim to have an educational visit, or a visitor into school, to support each topic, as well as having special themed days throughout the year.

For homework, there is an expectation that Year 5/6 pupils will read independently, every day, for about 15-20 minutes, and that they will learn the Spellings from the National Curriculum word lists which are sent home weekly, and on which the pupils are tested each Friday. Time will be allocated each day in the classroom for silent reading and spelling. Additionally, they may be given online Abacus Maths homework to consolidate their learning in class, literacy comprehensions, or asked to do a project, or research, to support their topic work. Please note that homework involves both doing the actual work and ensuring that they return it to school on time!

Teacher: Mrs L Sellens

Other teachers: Mrs C Morris (RE, French), Mrs S Sumner (PE, Music/Art)

Teaching Assistants:  Miss C Austin, Mrs M Rees, Mrs H Bickerdike

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Thursday 19 October 2017