Welcome To Class One

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 One 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. 
 
Teaching and support staff this year include: Mrs Burt, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Cawley and Mr Turner.

I have been a qualified teach for the past 20 years, having graduated from Exeter University in 1998.  My subject specialisms are in Science and PE, however I have a particular passion for poetry and have been known to ‘galumph’ around the classroom to a recital of Jabberwocky at any given opportunity!

Born and bred on the Gower peninsular in South Wales, I enjoyed a childhood exploring my coastal home and this continues to be a preferred pastime of mine in any available spare time that I have. I consider it very important to get the children in my class out for learning experiences, sporting events and trips, as it is these things that the children remember about their school days.

I am mother to three children who keep me on my toes, in only the best way possible!

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.