Dragonflies

18 Countdown Books
 
Skellig
The Ghost of Thomas Kemp
Harriet The Spy
VIII
Coram Boy
The Dark is Rising
Sputnik's Guide to the Earth
Tom's Midnight Garden
Matilda
A Monster Calls
Goth Girl
Once
I am David
Hero on  a Bicycle
The Phoenix and the Carpet
The Weird Stone of Brisingamen
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Railhead
Autumn Term 2017 
 
Welcome back!
 
Highlights of the term: -
 
  • Harvest Festival, Story Telling Assembly, Decoration Day, Christmas Service...
 
Please note the following:-
  • remember a fresh water bottle each day
  • P.E kit to be in school at all times- our main lesson will still be on a Thursday
  • a small pencil case is needed with a black handwriting pen/ gel pen, a glue stick , short ruler and maybe some coloured pencils, rubber, pencil sharpener, pencils etc. - not too much!!
  • pupils are welcome to bring in a book from home

note that the additional outside door may be in use in fair weather

 

Maths :- We will start the term with place value and calculations. This will include numbers up to ten million, negative numbers and decimal numbers. Over the first few weeks the children will take the 2017 SATS papers in order to assess individual needs. I will share findings during the first Parents Evening. As a whole school we are moving to a 'Maths Mastery' approach to the teaching of Maths. This simply means that we are working towards a deeper understanding of math's concepts through the use of talk, construction, drawing and writing. The children so far are enjoying it !

English:- Our class reader this term will be 'Wonder' by R J Palacio. Children are encouraged to read daily both at home and in school. This year I have selected 18 special books for all the children to read during their time in Year 6. Spellings will happen in school and follow the curriculum guidelines- we are starting with a focus on the Year 5/6 spelling list , which each child has a copy of.

Science:- Our focus this term is Biology. This includes humans, plants and animals.

 

 
 
 
 
Summer term 2017
 
Highlights of the term:-
 
Year 5 Day , Poetry Recital, Hautbois Residential Visit, Sports Day and Key Stage 2 Summer Production. Also Year 6 Activity Week and Leavers Assembly.
 
 English
 
This term we will focus on longer pieces of writing across a range of genres. We will continue to work on our year group spelling patterns and grammatical structures. We will focus on play scripts as we work towards our production.
 
Maths
 
This term we will work on mathematical investigations and problem solving.
 
Topic
 
Our topic this term is Light and it includes Science, Computing, History ,Geography, Art ,R.E. and DT subjects.
 
 
Spring Term 2017
 
Highlights of the term:-
 
Bikeability , Visit to The Globe Theatre, Year 5 Talks, Science Competition, Year 6 visit to Cambridge University Chemistry Department , World Book Day and History Off the Page.
 
English
 
We will focus on Greek Myths and write our own versions. We will write in a range of non-fiction forms linked to our topic including; biographies, recounts, diary entries and newspaper reports. Spelling , punctuation and grammar continues. Year 6 receive additional homework , due in on a Friday. Please ensure that your child continues to read daily at home and has a suitable book to read in school. This term year 5 will be planning and delivering a talk to another year group.
 
Maths
 
We continue to calculate in increasingly complex contexts and ensure that we have a secure written method for long multiplication and long division.
 
We will be learning to work out percentages and converting fractions to decimals and percentages. We will explore ratio and proportion word problems.
 
We continue to explore shape, time, angles , perimeter and area. We will work on non- verbal reasoning sequences.
 
Mental Maths continues on a Friday morning. Please have your book in school during the week if you need help with any particular questions.
 
Science
 
This term we are exploring chemistry . We will investigate materials and their properties. We will examine changes in materials. We will also introduce the periodic table and begin to learn some of the key elements.
 
 
History and Geography
 
We will explore the country of Greece. We will investigate the world of Ancient Greece.
 
R.E
 
To explore the teaching of Buddhism.
 
To explore what Easter means to Christians.
 
Computing
 
To explore the history of computing.
To know how to keep safe on the internet
To use Scratch to explore simple programmes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autumn Term 2016
Meet The Teacher - Thursday 8th September
Notes from the meeting: -
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily
  • Please ensure that your child has a reading book in school daily - this may be a book from home or school
  • Children may filter into the classroom from 9:50 and are registered at 9:00
  • Full P.E kit needs to be in school each day- sorts, tee shirt, tracksuit and trainers.
  • Pencil cases should be flat enough to fit into drawers or returned to school bags. All children need a black writing pen and a glue- stick. These need to be checked and replaced as needed. A few coloured pencil crayons, some fine liners and a short ruler are also useful. Please avoid anything sparkly or neon. A black and a purple fine liner are the most useful. Please name items and avoid lots of expensive stationary!
  • Homework- Mental Maths is due in every Friday. Reading and spelling daily. Please ensure that Spelling Book is in school every day as we use it in class. Spelling Tests will be on a Thursday. Year 6 will get additional homework later in the year
  • Please pop in to see me if you have any concerns or important information to pass on
Please pop in if you have any questions.
Useful Information about this Term
  • Tuesday 13th September - dressing up for Roald Dahl Day
  • Tuesday 11th/Thursday 13th October -  Parent's Evening
  • Wednesday 19th October - Theatre Visit - The Railway Children
  • Friday 21st/Monday 31st of October - INSET DAYS
N.B - next term - January 2017 - Bikeability - please check that you have returned a form and that you have a bike and helmet ready.