Welcome back to Class 5! We are just starting the Summer Term and the children are settling straight back into their learning after a very enjoyable Easter holiday.
In Class 5 this term, we are learning all about the Ancient Egyptians! With Miss Beevers and Mrs Lambert, we will learn through a range of cross curricular activities - we will learn who the Ancient Egyptians were, what life was like for people living in Ancient Egyptian times, how they mummified people, the pharaohs and how they reigned, how pyramids were built, Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses and lots more!
Our novel this term is The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss. It is an enthralling story about a teenage boy and girl who go on an adventure to find the mystical and much sought-after Benben Stone. The children will explore many themes and writing processes through the study of this novel.
The Year 6 children are getting ready for SATs and are working really hard in class to revise what they have learnt throughout KS2. Please support your child in any homework that is given as it is essential revision. During this preparation for SATs, the Year 5 children will be in the hall being taught by Mrs Lambert to allow this extra revision to take place.
Each child has been given an appropriate banded book for them to read at home as well as in school. A reading record has been provided to each child so that they can track their progress. All children have been asked that they take this home each night and bring it in to school each morning so it can be updated by parents/carers and also teachers and teaching assistants.
Spellings and Times tables
In Class 5, we have our spelling and times tables test once a week. Year 6 children will be given 20 unknown spellings in preparation for their SATs tests and need to revise spelling rules and the statutory spellings for Years 3-6. Year 5 children will be given spellings to practise from Mrs Lambert who is following the Read, Write, Inc Spelling programme. Times tables are practised in lessons and should be practised at home throughout the week - 5 minutes per day. Children are to practise their times tables up to 12 x 12. It is incredibly important that children learn these well as it is essential knowledge in lots of number work.
Our P.E. day is every Monday and Tuesday so please bring appropriate indoor and outdoor P.E. kit. Kit consists of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable footwear. It would be useful if PE kit was left in school all week in case we have to change our PE lessons for any reason or add extra lessons in! We are very lucky at the minute to have Mr Tinnion leading one of our PE sessions and sharing their expertise. We aim to get outside for PE where possible so please make sure they have appropriate kit and footwear.
Children in Class 5 should
- read every night for at least 15 minutes
- practise their times tables every day for 5 minutes
- practise their spellings for 5 minutes each day
In addition to this, Year 5 children will receive two pieces of homework on a Friday to be completed and brought back in for the following Friday - this will usually be a maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) worksheet.
Year 6 children are being given a range of maths, English and SPAG homework on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday.
Please be reminded that as the weather becomes more inclement we would appreciate children bringing appropriate indoor shoes/slippers to wear in school.