Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 5 and 6!
Year 5 and 6 - Autumn Term 2019
Before we inform you of activities and events that will be happening in Year 5 and 6 during the Autumn, we would first of all like to welcome you, or welcome you back to the phase - we hope that we will all be able to work together in the spirit of our school motto,
'Together with Christ Everyone Achieves More'.
The curriculum in Year 5 and 6 this term:
The unit is called LAND AHOY!
Creation, Miracles, The work of the Apostles, Advent and Christmas.
The children will also take part in whole school and phase masses both at school and at the Parish Church of St Mary & St Benedict. Some children will be preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation during the first half term too. If your child is one of these, please ensure that they attend Mass with Father Jimmy and complete any preparation tasks that may be set. You are always most welcome to come and celebrate mass with us too – Father Jimmy would certainly welcome your support.
Fiction: The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo, William Shakespeare plays, Poetry, Raven Boy by Pippa Goodhart
Non Fiction: Instructions and Recounts
Grammar: children will continue to work on sentence structure and practise using a variety of writing techniques. They will grow in confidence using the correct terminology too.
Guided Reading will focus on language and breadth of knowledge across a variety of fiction and non fiction subjects. It will help the children develop an understanding of historical, factual and challenging topics. You can find some more information about reading skills and strategies in the reading diary your child brings home.
Spellings: your child will have a spelling assessment each week that will focus on word families and types of words. Please help your child learn and practise using these words in written and spoken work.
4 number rules
Shape and Space
All of these areas of learning will be contextualised within a variety of word problems.
Habitats - plants and animals
Wherever possible, learning will be contextualised in experimental and research conditions.
The Great Fire of London, The Plague and The Gunpowder Plot
The children will continue to take part in weekly music lessons with a visiting musician - Mrs Earnshaw - and will learn/continue to learn to play the ukulele.
Computing will enable the children to revise and further develop graphic skills along with an introduction to spreadsheets.
PE will be Tag Rugby with Mr Perkins on a Wednesday morning. Team sport activities take place on a Friday afternoon with Mr Gaffney. Sport sessions take place outside if it is dry so please make sure that your child has an appropriate PE kit:
*Black shorts/black tracksuit bottoms
* pumps - waterproof preferably
* black/purple sweater for outside sport
In order for your child to continue to participate and progress fully, they need to maintain great attendance and punctuality.
Doors open at 8.45am.
Registration is at 8.55am.
Lessons begin at 9.00am.
Also, for your child to be able to complete their homework at home this term they will need a pen, pencil, ruler, and pencil crayons as well as a dictionary and thesaurus.
If your child has access to a computer, there are a selection of website links included on the back page of the learning leaflet, as well as in the 'Kid's Zone' on the school website.
DB Primary and My Maths are excellent safe sites for your child to access and offer great support for cross curricular learning opportunities.
We have planned a very busy term of activities, including some school trips. We will send information regarding trips home nearer the time.
We will keep you updated with information using the weekly Newsletter, or by adding relevant paperwork to the Y56 pages on the school website.
We look forward to working with you,
Year 5&6 Team
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