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Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School

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 Thursday
Spellings - Issued on Fridays, practised daily every morning.
OUR TOPIC - Blood Heart
 
This half term the children will be exploring the Cornerstones Curriculum topic of Blood Heart: 
 
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry – blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies. William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made ground-breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover. Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking, to the lungs and heart. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!
 
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.