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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 - Gallery Rebels
 
Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone. Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels! Art can be an act of rebellion. Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea? Dream the dream – or show us your nightmares! What do you see? Watches melting? Wheels spinning? A shark in a box? Can you express yourself without words? Well, a picture paints a thousand of them! Try your hand at a ‘Damien Hirst’ sculpture, exploring the weird and wonderful to create a curious treasure for the next generation. Take up your arms and fight for the cause. Paintbrushes and sketchbooks at the ready – let’s make art!
 
Please find useful links to aid understanding of our topic as well as revision sites for the upcoming KS2 assessments 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.