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Tuesday 5th October 2021

Welcome to Year 5/6S!

 

Teacher: Miss Shotton

 

Summer 2  

 

Welcome to our class page. I hope you all had a lovely half term, a well-deserved rest and and are looking forward to our last half term of the school year!

 

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!

 

  • TT Rockstars for times table practice.
  • Reading eggs for online reading and comprehension practice.
  • Mymaths for online mathematical activities

 

English

 

In English this half term, we are going to be creating lots of pieces of writing, covering many genres with lots of opportunities to show our fantastic writing skills! We will begin by writing an explanation text about an invention we are going to create in class. Some of the features we will be focussing on throughout this unit are:

 

- Expanded noun phrases 

- Modal verbs 

- Adverbials of place and time 

- Range of sentence types

- Range of punctuation used correctly (colons, semi-colons, brackets, dashes)

- Spellings from Year 5/6 spelling list

 

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Maths

This half term in Maths, we are going to be recapping some of the skills we have covered this year.As well as revising some of our previous learning, we will also be practicing using our reasoning skills and applying them to questions.

 

Some of the objectives we are going to begin revising are:

 

- Adding and subtracting mixed number fractions

- Multiply and dividing fractions by whole numbers 

​​​​​​​- Finding percentages of amounts 

- Calculating equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

- Multiplying by 2 digit numbers

- Dividing by 2 digit numbers

 

 

 

 

Make sure you are continuing to practice your times table at home using TT rockstars!

 

Here are some useful websites:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

https://nrich.maths.org/

 

Topic

 

In our Topic this term, we are going to be learning all about the Ancient Greeks and how they have influenced our lives! We will begin by looking at the geography of Greece and how it compares to the U.K. . Next we will study the history and the contributions they have made to our lives today. We will learn about: democracy, philosophy, the Olympics and much more!

 

 

 

Science

 

Our topic in Science this half term is 'Living things and their habitats'. In this unit, we will be building on our knowledge of this unit from year 4 and will be learning about different living things and their similarities and differences. Some objectives we will cover in this unit are:

 

 

  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

RE

Our Topic in RE for Summer 1/2 is Pentecost- Serving. We will learn about the way we live our lives, the way we treat others, and by our words and actions, show if we have an attitude of service.  Often, we are especially influenced by those whose actions speak powerfully of a life of service.

 

Some key questions:

Why does it sometimes need courage to be a witness?

How do you know when to speak out?

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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