Indoor session - Every Thursday
Outdoor session - Every Friday
Tuesday 5th October 2021
Welcome to Year 5/6S!
Teacher: Miss Shotton
Hello Year 5/6 and welcome back to a new school year! I hope you all have had a lovely rest and spent some quality time with your families! We have got an exciting year ahead with lots to look forward to!
On our class page, you will be able to find information about all our subjects this year and the learning we will be doing. I have also included at the bottom of this page, an electronic copy of your spellings for this half term, as well as your homework sheet and some links you might find useful for your learning.
You can also use the resources below to help with your learning too!
For our English lessons this year, we are going to begin by focusing on the story of 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare. This is a gruesome tale where three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war erupts to overthrow Macbeth, resulting in more death. Throughout this unit, we will be covering a wide range of skills through different genres of writing. We will be focusing on grammar and punctuation including using a range of great vocabulary, using different strategies to add parenthesis to a text and ensuring we are using our spelling rules throughout our writing.
We will also be working on our guided reading skills during lessons, including retrieving information from a text, summarising what we have read and inferring a characters thoughts and feelings from details within a text. Please ensure you are continuing to read daily at home to improve these skills further.
We will begin our Maths learning this year by looking at recapping some of our place value learning from last year and extending this further. Some of the objectives we will cover are reading and writing numbers up to ten million, ordering and comparing numbers up to ten million and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will also be learning about negative numbers and will continue to practice our arithmetic skills and answering test style questions throughout the unit.
Make sure you are continuing to practice your times table at home using TT rockstars!
Here are some useful websites:
In our Topic this term, we are going to be learnign all about World War Two! It is a war which changed the world forever and we will look at how it has impacted our lives today! Within this topic we will be learning about the key historical moments which led to the outbreak of war; we will understand the meaning of evacuation and look at where evacuees were sent to around Britain; and we will be creating our own Anderson Air Raid Shelters.
Our first science topic this year is 'Evolution and Inheritance'. During this unit we will be learning about the adaptations of animals over the years and why this has happened and learning to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Throughout the unit, we will also be looking at different theories of evolution and how these were developed, including Charles Darwins theory.
Our first RE topic this year is 'Loving' and is all about family. We will be understanding the meaning of unconditional love and God's unconditional love for us. We will learn about forgiveness and its importance in how we love one another.
Does love last forever or does it have limits?
Do you have to earn love?
How can I love people I don't like?
PSHE and Mindfulness
Included throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you to use a journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.
Dates for your Diary
Homework- Homework can be accessed via Seesaw or using Learning Logs. Children will receive their homework sheet half termly in their learning logs and it will also be uploaded to Seesaw. Each week, children can choose one of the activities to complete to hand in on a Friday, either via Seesaw or by bringing in their learning log. Each Friday, we will celebrate home learning by spending some time peer marking each others learning. The activities on the homework grid will be a range of Maths, English, Topic, Science , RE and PSHE.
In addition to this, children can access further home learning on MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Reading Eggs.