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Class 5

Mrs Jo Burt

Class Teacher

Miss Abbie Delaney

Teaching Assistant

WELCOME TO CLASS 5
 
Welcome to Year 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 5 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 - Friday afternoons
Homework- Handed in on Thursday, Given out on Friday
Spellings - Issued on Fridays, practised daily every morning.
OUR TOPIC - Revolution
 
Are you listening, boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on – faster now; we haven’t got all day! Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible! Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo! Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered. Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor? Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!
 
Please find useful links to aid understanding of our topic below.
 
SPELLINGS
 
By Year 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.