WELCOME TO CLASS 5
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 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.
PE - Tuesday and Friday afternoons
Class 5 also like to make use of our beautiful woodlands and go for a daily mile each morning. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and a coat for this purpose.
Homework- This is shown on Google Classroom and is linked to our current ILP. A folder is there for work to be handed in. Checked weekly on a Thursday.
Spellings - Issued on Mondays, practised daily every morning. These are also shown on Google Classroom along with our weekly handwriting focus. Practising both the spellings and the handwriting as part of your homework will be beneficial.
Our Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) for Summer 1: Sow, Grow and Farm
In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, children will learn about land use in the United Kingdom and link to our previous learning about how the government encouraged people to have allotments to support food rationing during and after the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.
Companion Project: Eat The Seasons - This project teaches children about the meaning and benefits of seasonal eating, including food preparation and cooking techniques.
Linked Text: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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.