In Year 5/6, we encourage the children to be organised and prepared for each school day. Within these year groups we aim to develop their independence and organisational skills further. We appreciate your continued support in every aspect of your child’s learning.
Maths homework is set on a Friday to be due back in school the following Thursday.
Every child has a log in for Mathletics. They will be set weekly activities to complete. They should try to access the activities set as often as possible. As a school we are focusing on ensuring all children know their times tables up to 12x12 and your help will be much appreciated with this as times table knowledge is essential and relied upon in many aspects of maths. The children can access TT Rock Stars to help practise their tables at home.
English homework is set on a Friday and is due back in school on the following Thursday.
Spelling homework is set on Monday and these need to be learnt throughout the week and brought back to school the following Monday.
Reading records need to be in school every day and taken home every night so the children can read for at least 20 minutes a day. If they read to themselves, they must write a comment in their reading book so we can see that they have read independently.
In P.E. the children will be benefitting from specialised coaching during Wednesday’s PE session. PE kits need to be available in school on a Wednesday and Friday. Friday sessions require an indoor kit and Wednesday sessions require an outdoor kit.
Kit required for P.E:
Boys - White T-shirt and black shorts and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.
Girls - White T-shirt, black shorts or cycling shorts (not nylon or lycra) and trainers or pumps for outdoor games during summer and winter months. Warm navy/black tracksuit for outdoor games during the winter months.
Please note earrings must be removed for PE or covered by tape provided by the parent.
We have been learning about racism and the importance of accepting people despite their race. We have worked hard in our spare time to produce beautiful and thoughtful anti-racism ribbons which are proudly displayed in our classrooms. A big well done to our competition winners - Angela, Niamh, Poppy, Roxanne, Grace B and Grace C as well as everyone who took part.
This half term we have been taught by a professional hockey coach in our PE sessions. We have learnt how to safely carry a hockey stick in the suitcase position, pass a ball using a push pass and a sweeping pass; we've also learnt how to not become 'bees around a honey pot' whilst playing in a match. We are looking forward to taking part in a mini class tournament next week.
We had a lovely day at Oakwell Hall. View our photos here.
Taking inspiration from Tudor portrait artists we have created our very own watercolour portraits. Whilst painting Henry VIII and his six wives, we carefully thought about the colours to use and the detail that had to be included.
This half term we have been learning about Islam and what it means to be a Muslim. We have been using our research skills to find out about the five pillars and present our information on our very own pillar!
This week, in 5/6 MA, we carried out our first science experiment. We were amazed at the strength of brown paper! This finding lead to us to discuss why it would be most suitable for envelopes.
We had a brilliant day in year 5 and 6 enacting the Battle of Bosworth! We began the day preparing for battle! Working hard to make helmets, shields, swords and a rose to symbolise our House.
We have had a great start to the year in class 5/6 MA! We have taken the time to make new friends and get to know one another in our new class.