Class 5 (Year 5 / 6)
Welcome to the Class 5 page – we are delighted that you found some time to come and visit. On this page, you will be able to find out useful information about your child’s learning.
In class 5 our teacher is Mrs Dennis and our amazing teaching assistant is Miss Herring!
We have 22 year 5 and 6 pupils.
This year will be a busy year for all the children, full of interesting topics to explore and a range of opportunities to be enjoyed. Whilst we strive to help each child perform to the best of their ability academically, we also encourage the children to grow and develop as individuals, who think and care about others, and always do their best.
Of course, for our year 6 children, we have to prepare for SATs. As such, we would appreciate your help and support in encouraging your child to do their very best.
This term in…
English we will be basing our work around the wonderful books ‘Stormbreaker’ (written by Anthony Horowitz) and ‘Holes’ (written by Louis Sachar). These books will be studied as cross-curricular texts alongside our Crime and Punishment topic.
Maths we will be practising our arithmetic daily, which involves working at speed to answer number/calculation questions. Times tables are also extremely important as this allows children to be able to answer maths questions with speed. Please encourage your child to practise their times tables frequently (Rock Stars).
The core areas of maths we will be studying this term are place value, the four operations and fractions.
Science we are taking a look at ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ and then ‘Animals including humans’.
History we will be studying changes in crime and punishment throughout the ages, from the Stuarts to present day.
Art. In this subject we will be studying the work of graffiti artist Banksy. Then using the skills of stencilling to produce our own graffiti art.
DT will see us using our baking skills to prepare cakes for the Macmillan Coffee afternoon.
Spellings are given out on a Friday and our test will be on the following Thursday – it is extremely important that children continue to practise and learn these.
Reading – Each child has an individual reading book and reading record. Reading of any type is very important as we only become good writers if we are good readers! Please encourage regular reading. We now use ‘Accelerated Reader’ as a reading process in school. Children are given a book at their reading level. When complete, children complete a quiz about the book. This will encourage children to read for understanding.
Homework is given weekly and should be returned on a Monday. The work given always supports work done in class and will help children to consolidate learning. Please encourage children to complete homework on time each week.