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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 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 Monday
Spellings - Issued on Fridays, practised daily every morning.
OUR TOPIC - Frozen Kingdom
 
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.This half term the children will be exploring the Cornerstones Curriculum topic of Frozen Planet: 
 
Please find useful links to aid understanding of our topic below.
 
SPELLINGS
 
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.