Autumn Term 2019
As you are probably aware, Year 6 is a very important year, with a considerable amount of work to get through. Year 5 is also important, and these children will be well prepared ready for Year 6! We will spend the first few weeks getting back into the swing of things and getting used to new routines, but as the work load begins to increase, we will give your child the help and support that they will need in order to make as much academic process as possible. This year we have a mixed class of Year 6 and Year 5, supported by myself, Mrs Wallace and Miss Canty in the mornings. Mrs Wood will be teaching Spellings, Science and RE on Mondays and Ms Randall will teach the class all foundation subjects every Wednesday.
In English and Maths, children will be set individual targets from a close analysis of Year 4 and 5 end of year tests or initial assessment. High expectations and a positive approach to our enriched curriculum will be evident throughout.
Our theme for this term will be ‘The Groovy Greeks’, taking a historical journey way back into Ancient History. English and foundation subjects will all be linked to this; we will be doing lots of work on Greek Myths and foundation studies based around the Olympics. We will also be visiting The Birmingham Museum during this term! (Dates and information to follow) The coverage for this topic can be found in the GROOVY GREEKS sub-page. Our class book that most pupils will be reading and studying is, ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans, who will also be our class author. If your child already has this book or would like to buy it, it makes whole class guided reading a lot more fun for them to use their own book!
The Reading Challenge will continue, where children will have an opportunity to win a book at the end of the half term if they complete their challenge grid; the child who reads the most each week will also receive a certificate in Assembly so make sure Reading Records are up to date and signed and encourage your child to read at home as much as possible. Reading Records will be checked every Thursday.
The children will be finding out which places are special and why, alongside the Bible story of Genesis and learning about Evolution in Science with Mrs Wood. They will be attending the Outreach Programme at Lacon Childe on Mondays for 6 weeks where Lacon PE teacher and coach Mr Wood will be teaching them Tag Rugby (this begins on Monday 9th September). Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. They will also receive a further PE from Mr Adams from Lacon Childe for the first half term. Ms Randall will be teaching mental maths and arithmetic, as well as computing and music on alternate weeks and an Art/DT session in the afternoon. She will also give the children opportunities for discussion during PSHE/SMSC. These subjects will change after the half term break.
A link to the timetable for this half term is below.
Children may bring their own stationery in a pencil case, which can stay in their desk. They are old enough to be responsible for their own property. As they are the oldest children in the school, I expect them to set a good example to all those younger than them in everything that they do.
Homework will be given on a Tuesday and expected to be completed by the following Monday. This will be alternating weeks of English and Maths. If you wish to give your child more homework, I highly recommend the CPD book range for SATs revision! I have also set your child up on Prodigy – a maths game where I am able to set tasks specific to our lesson objectives and track their progress. This won’t be set as homework but the children are welcome to use it at their leisure.
Please come and attend a short ‘Meet the Teacher’ session after school on Monday 9th September at 3:15pm.
Below you'll find:
- Daily time table
- Miss Farr’s list of expectations
- This half term’s POWer Project. This can be handed in any day before the end of the half term and will be displayed in class.
Please feel free to come and see me at any time and discuss any queries you might have
I look forward to an exciting year ahead!