Teacher: Mrs Hood
Now that everyone is back in school full time, we are able to deliver day-to-day learning in the classroom and on school grounds!
For anyone that needs to self-isolate but is not unwell, we will provide individual tasks via Teams as we did in the autumn term, so please check there for tasks to complete and to communicate with class teacher for feedback on learning and to keep you up to date with what's going on in class.
We are also going to be posting the weekly spellings and homework on the class Teams page as well as other resources and links that can help with learning, so keep checking back on those pages for anything new.
Contact class teachers if you have any questions.
It's so fantastic to welcome the children back after the Easter break. We are excited at the prospect of more normal Summer term! It's been great to hear the children's excited voices about swimming lessons and football matches restarting, visiting friends and families and all of the usual things you associate with the Spring and Summer. Long may it continue!
Please find the details of our curriculum below:
Our English book for the start of the half-term is the wonderful 'The Last Wild' by Piers Torday. This first book in the trilogy charts the adventures of Kestor Jaynes, a boy with a remarkable gift and a tragic past. We will look in depth at aspects of the book and linking them to writing, building up frequency and stamina.
For the second half of the half-term, we will use the story Pax by Sara Penpacker, which is a unique story told by a boy and a fox on a chapter by chapter basis.
Regular handwriting, spelling, standalone grammar, independent writing linked to weekly images, reading for pleasure and guided reading sessions will supplement our English curriculum.
Focus has moved on in maths and over the course of the term your child will look at a range of different concepts including ratio, scale factors, statistics and geometry (Y6) and decimals and geometry (Y5).
The teaching and learning will follow the same White Rose schemes which your child used during lockdown.
Please also remember to log in to times table rock stars to practice those all-important multiplication and division skills. Log in details can be sent out by the office should you have mislaid them.
Our maths lessons will also be supplemented by various other activities, all carefully designed to increase progress and plug gaps.
Our topic until for the first part of the Summer is Existing, Endangered and Extinct. This will involve classifying animals and looking at animal physiology.
SPELLING AND HANDWRITING:
Spellings for the week can be found on the Teams page for your class. Ideally, they will be practised daily and will be tested on Friday. Your child should also have these stuck into their homework diary.
Please see your child's timetable for PE days. Each week, one slot will be inside and one outside. On PE days, your child should arrive in school wearing their PE kit.