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Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School

Class 1

Mrs Jo Burt

Class Teacher

Mrs Paula Cawley

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Yvonne Hughes

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 5 and 6 where we work together to not only achieve end of year curricular aims, but also to develop the skills to be lifelong learners and ready to move through the transition to secondary school. Our aim for all of the children in Class 1 is to develop the 5R's of learning: Resilience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Reasoning and Reflection.
We encourage the children to formulate questions about the topics we cover and develop a sense of curiosity about their learning.
Key Timings:
PE - Thursday afternoons
Homework- Handed in on Thursday, Given out on Friday
Club 99 - Every Thursday
Spellings - Issued on Fridays, practised daily every morning.
OUR TOPIC - The Wonder of Electricity
This term the children will be understanding in more detail what electricity is, how it is created and used in everyday life.  They will also be exploring how electricity can be manipulated for different purposes. Through our topic we will be broadening our range of understanding in all curriculum areas eg researching the pioneers of electrical discoveries in history and ICT, the location of power stations in the UK in Geography and using gym sequences to depict the flow of electricity around a circuit in PE.
Please find useful links to aid understanding of our topic below.
By Year 5 and 6, children are at the end of the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme.The spelling overview, explains how this scheme works.
Spelling lists shown here are for year 5's and we normally get through 1- 2 every half term. Year 6 will be revisiting and revising these patterns and lists through their Nelson Spelling revision books.  Therefore it will be of benefit for them to also be practising these words again.
All children should also be regularly practising the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spelling lists, which incorporate most of these words.  It should be noted that these lists work around spelling patterns and there are many other words that can be found within these patterns.  Finding other words which fit the patterns as well as exploring exceptions to the rules, is imperative to good spelling.
The weekly spellings that your child brings home in their learning log and practises within class throughout the week, will cover all of the words (and more) on these lists.