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Welcome to Gold Class

Teacher: Miss Noble

We are years 5 and 6

Some of our fantastic Spring 2 learning logs!

 

 

On this page you can have a look at what we are doing this term, check out important diary dates and find out important information.

 

This term we will be learning:

  • Science - Electricity
  • Geography - The Geography of South America and Local Area Geography
  • History - The Empire of Benin
  • Computing - 3D Modelling
  • RE - Hinduism
  • Music - Happy - Pharrell Williams and You've got a Friend
  • PE - Gymnastics and Tag Rugby

 

PE

Outdoor PE will be on Fridays and Indoor PE will be on Wednesdays. Children MUST have their PE kits in school at all times as there will be times when we have to swap PE slots for various reasons.

Please have everything labelled so items can easily be identified if lost.

 

 

Homework and spellings:

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings. Learning logs have been given for the first half term. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that you can choose to do more if you wish. At the bottom of this page you will find the copy of the learning logs for the half term. 

 

Spellings will be sent home every week. They need to be learnt for the spelling tests. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts.

 

It is important that all children are learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts. This is very important in years 5 and 6 to support the children with their everyday Maths lessons.

 

Reading

Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day.We expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The children are responsible for making sure their reading records are signed every time they read.

Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others. However, it is important to listen to your child regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home. At the bottom of this page you will find a helpful document to how you can support reading at home. 

 

 

Rising Stars Online Comprehension

An online comprehension will be given out for homework. If your child does not have access to the internet, or if they have difficulties accessing the activity, please let me know.

Details on how to access the comprehension:

my.risingstars-uk.com

user name: Surname First name eg Smith John

Password: Goldcat

Centre ID 319526

 

Important information

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for stud earrings and watches. Girls MUST have their long hair tied up.

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.

 

Our Class Representatives:

School Council Reps: Xander and Ellie

Green Team Reps: Sofiah and Cody 

 

Important dates for your diary:

 

 

Contact Information

Can I please remind you to double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date. Newsletters are no longer being sent home with the children but are available on the School website.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Miss Noble.

Supporting Reading at Home

We would like to thank Friends of Tonacliffe for the money to spend in our class. So far we have used it to buy new colouring pencils and felt tips for our class! We have also now bought some DVDs and games for indoor play and golden time!

We would like to thank Friends of Tonacliffe for the money to spend in our class. So far we have used it to buy new colouring pencils and felt tips for our class! We have also now bought some DVDs and games for indoor play and golden time! 1
We would like to thank Friends of Tonacliffe for the money to spend in our class. So far we have used it to buy new colouring pencils and felt tips for our class! We have also now bought some DVDs and games for indoor play and golden time! 2

World Book Day

 

On World Book Day, Gold class had a masterclass from Jeff Kinney about how to write funny stories. We started off by exploring what different types of laughs there are and having a go at acting these out. The children then listened to and read extracts from his new book, ‘The Meltdown’. We then explored the text and characters by thinking about who Greg, the main character, was and how he would act and talk. We explored this through role play and had children in role as Greg, at the front of class, and other children interviewed them. They then enjoyed making, writing and illustrating their own funny books based on something that has happened to them in the style of Jeff Kinney.

Enjoying our playtime in the snow!

Safer Internet Day

 

For safer internet day, we discussed the term 'permission' and how this relates to being online. We discussed what permissions we may have to give and the permission we may need to ask from others. We also looked at how other's may feel when we make a decision online, especially if we do not ask permission. We talked about the term 'personal information' and how this is anything that helps to piece together who we are. As a class, we thought about what personal information we share online, such as when we buy something online, create an account as well as how we may give personal information away through the pictures we upload. We concluded the lesson creating spider diagrams about how we can stay safe online. 

04.02.19 - Safer Internet Day

French - speaking in front of the class about what are our favourite films and why.

Thank you to all parents who attended our science fiction stimulus this afternoon. It was lovely to see the children interacting with the items they had brought in and we hope that it will result in high quality writing from this English unit.
We hope you have had a lovely summer. We look forward to welcoming you back into school on Tuesday 3rd September. Please remember to book your child's school dinners. Thank you.
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