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Welcome to Gold Class

Teacher: Miss Noble

We are years 5 and 6

 

 

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 half term we will be learning: 

 

  • English - We will begin by studying the novel 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo. In this unit we will be analysing the theme of the novel which lends itself to many current events such as deforestation. Different types of writing will be produced at various points in this unit. 
  • Maths - We begin the year with a focus on place value and the number system. The children will complete weekly times table tests along with arithmetic assessments. Practising these skills each night at home will be of great benefit to them.
  • Science - Our learning will be focused on 'forces' and we will be taking a largely investigative approach to this unit. 
  • Geography - This term we focus on rivers with fieldwork being completed towards the end of the unit in order to investigate the depth and width of a river and how fast it is flowing. 
  • Computing - We will be using Purple Mash. We will begin by focusing on online safety. 
  • RE - We will be learning about Christianity, focusing on important times in our community. 
  • Music - Children will have opportunity to join the school choir. We will also be using Charanga to look at Livin' on a Prayer. 
  • PE - This half term, all children will have PE Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday morning, year 6 will be swimming and year 5 will have PE. PE lessons will be outside, so it is important that children are equipped for the slightly inclement weather.

 

PE

PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday for Year 5 and Wednesday and swimming on Thursday for year 6. 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: 

Green Team Reps: 

 

Important dates for your diary:

  • Year 6 - Bikeability (Week Commencing 9th September)

 

 

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

Friday 15th November is a non uniform day in exchange for bottle donations for the Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support.
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