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Welcome to Gold Class

Teacher: Miss Noble

We are years 5 and 6

Macbeth - We have been learning about the three witches from Macbeth and acting out their spell and writing some of our own.

Macbeth - We have been learning about the three witches from Macbeth and acting out their spell and writing some of our own.  1
Macbeth - We have been learning about the three witches from Macbeth and acting out their spell and writing some of our own.  2
Macbeth - We have been learning about the three witches from Macbeth and acting out their spell and writing some of our own.  3
Macbeth - We have been learning about the three witches from Macbeth and acting out their spell and writing some of our own.  4
Macbeth - We have been learning about the three witches from Macbeth and acting out their spell and writing some of our own.  5

 

 

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 be studying Shakespeare's Macbeth at the beginning of this term. Later on in the term, we will be learning to use our debating skills. Be prepared for some interesting conversations at home! 
  • Maths - We will be learning about geometry, shape, percentages, statistics, algebra, sequences and the order of operations. We will also continue to practice arithmetic tests and using the four calculations. Times tables will be used a lot this half term so it is necessary that these are practiced at home every day.
  • Science - After we conclude our unit on 'Evolution and Inheritance' we will be learning about the human body.  

  • History - After concluding our local history study, we travel slightly further afield and back in time as we explore Ancient Greece.

  • Music - Children will continue with choir practice. Those who are not in choir will take part in music lessons in class where they will learn to sing and perform the song 'Make You Feel My Love'.

  • PE - This term we are very lucky and one of our PE lessons will be coaching by FUNDA. PE lessons may happen at times other than the timetabled slots so please do ensure that children have their PE kits in school every day. Both PE lessons are likely to be outdoor sessions so it is important that children are equipped for slightly inclement weather! Keep an eye on our class page to see who wins the weekly FUNDA medal for fantastic effort and attitude in PE. 

  • DT - We are very excited to begin our DT unit on structures as we look at strengthening a structure before attempting to build our very own Greek Temple. Watch this space for photographs of this!

 

Important dates for your diary:

  • Friday 24th January - Our class assembly
  • Wednesday 5th February - Class Photographs
  • Friday 7th - Sunday 9th February - Robinwood for year 6

 

Our class FUNDA medal winners

Our class FUNDA medal winners 1 Week 1 Winner - Joseph
Our class FUNDA medal winners 2 Week 2 Winner - Charlotte

Important information

 

PE

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 this 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. The final deadline for these to be handed in is the last Wednesday of 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: Sofiah Ashdown and Lola Hearn

Green Team Reps: Jack Porter and Grace Wilkins

 

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.

Our Design Technology - last half term we have focused on sewing and making a 3D design. The children made lovely Christmas decorations based on their own designs.

Literacy - before Christmas we focused on detective and crime this half term. The children had the opportunity to dress up as detectives to help them get into role as a detective before describing their own for their writing.

Supporting Reading at Home

Math workshops will run on Thursday 16th January 5:30 pm for KS1 & Early Years and KS2 at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
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