Year 5/6

Panda class, Dolphin class & Panther class

    Spring term 2019

Conflict Vs Agreement (spring 1)

Is it really a “small” world? (spring 2)

English

Book Study Good Night Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

  • Character description writing
  • Book and film comparisons
  • Non-chronological report
  • Diary writing
  • Explanation writing
  • Narrative
  • Poetry

Maths

The children will continue to learn maths through the mastery approach. Areas of maths that will be covered over the term include – using the four operations to solve problems in the context of money, time and measures, the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages, exploration of properties of shape (2D and 3D), angles, area perimeter and volume.

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills

History

Conflict Vs Agreement – The Battle of Britain (WW2) as a significant turning point in British history.  Themes that will be explored include: the changing role of women and the impact of rationing and evacuation on family life.

Geography

Is it really a “small” world? – the emphasis will be on learning atlas and map reading skills such as 4 figure and 6 figure grid references.

Science

Understanding the relationship between the Earth, the Sun and the Moon.

Exploring the concept of gravity and forces.

Music

Once a week, Hampshire Music Service will be teaching the children how to play the ukulele. At the end of term the children will be performing what they have learnt in a mini concert.

Art

Painting skills – watercolours and land/seascapes

Design Technology

Food Technology – developing recipes based on WW2 rations

Computing

Photography skills – understanding what makes a good photograph and how to take them.

PE

The children will be taking part in Tri-golf and Tennis (outdoor); Skills in athletics – running, jumping and throwing and circuit training to improve general fitness (indoor). Year 5 children will take part in swimming lessons once a week.

RE

Exploring the concept of community (Umma) within the religion of Islam (introduction to Islam).

PSHE

Mindfulness

Being involved in the community.

Taking responsibility for my own safety

How you can help at home

Children will continue to be set weekly Mathletics and Spellodrome homework as well as pages from their Spelling Punctuation and Grammar books. Yr6 children will be set additional homework from the “10 minute Test” books to support them towards their SATs revision.

ALL children are expected to read daily and to continue to learn and practise their times tables. As always we thank you for your continued support with this.

Useful information and dates

February

Tuesday 5th 7pm Internet safety workshop in the school hall

Friday 8th 3.15pm Alfred and Walker house bake sale

Wednesday 13th 5pm Yr 6 curriculum meeting for parents Preparing for SATs

5.30pm Yr 6 School Journey meeting for parents

Thursday 14th Break up for ½ term holiday

Fri 15th INSET

Mon 25th  8.45am start back to school

March

Monday 4th to Fri 8th Year 6 school journey to Osmington Bay

Tuesday 5th World Book Day – dress up as a book character

Tuesday 12th & Thursday 14th Usborne Books book fair all day

Tuesday 19th Year R to 6 Parent –Teacher meetings 3.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Thursday 21st Year R to 6 Parent –Teacher meetings 3.30 pm – 5 pm

Friday 15th Comic Relief fundraising day

Friday 22nd Inter-house challenge morning

Friday 22nd FOS Discos 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm Infants & 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Juniors

Monday 25th – Thurs 28th FOS Mothers’ Day gift making for the children

Wednesday 27th March 9.00 am – 11.00 am: Harestock Resilience Project Parent Workshop

Thursday 28th Listen to Me Ukulele concerts Dolphin class 1.30pm;        Panther class 2.00 pm;      Panda class 2.50 pm

Panda class, Dolphin class & Panther class

Autumn Term 2018

How do we make our mark?

English

Book Study S.C.R.E.A.M The Mummy’s Revenge by Andrew Beasley

  • Instructions – mummification
  • Narrative
  • Descriptive writing
  • Non-chronological reports – mummification
  • News report
  • Balanced arguments
  • Poetry

Maths

The children will continue to learn maths through the mastery approach. Areas of maths that will be covered over the term include –Place Value of larger numbers and decimals, calculation strategies (both mental calculating and formal methods), equivalent fractions and calculating with fractions, time and reading timetables, measuring, drawing and calculating angles within 2D shapes and using co-ordinates to describe movement and position. We will continue to improve fluency, develop problem solving and reasoning within a range of contexts including measure.

Learning Journey Knowledge and Skills

History

Chronology of the Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Briton – comparing their daily lives and the structure of society. Egyptian mummification and the afterlife,

Science

Animals and Humans – digestion, heart and muscles

Music

Once a week, Hampshire Music Service will be teaching the children how to use their voice through singing. At the end of term the children will be performing what they have learnt in a mini concert.

Art

Block Printing

Design Technology

Frame structures – temples – making scaled models

Computing

Simulation Adventure Programme – The Crystal Rainforest

PE

The children will be taking part in Tag Rugby and Basketball (outdoor); gymnastics – shape and balance and dance – based on Ancient Egyptian life (indoor).

RE

Death ceremonies

Angels –

PSHE

Mindfulness,  Who Decides?  We are all different,

How you can help at home

Please continue to practise spellings regularly, even if your child no longer brings home a weekly spelling homework sheet. Using Spellodrome and Mathletics on a weekly basis will also support your child’s learning in these areas. Take time to enjoy books, by listening to your child to read to you and sharing stories together to build up the children’s repertoire.  The children are making good progress with their times tables, so please help them by practising.  We find that ‘little but often’ is usually the best approach.  Above all, take time to have a conversation with your child and discuss what they are learning about at school.

Useful information and dates

Sept:

Tues 25th Year 5/6 & Panda class Creative History day

Wed 26th Year 6 Height & Weight screening 9am

Thurs 27th European Languages morning and breakfast for parents and children from 8am

Fri 28th MacMillan Coffee morning for parents in hall from 9am (cakes needed please Thurs or Fri)

Oct:

Mon 1st Food donation required for the Harvest Festival

Wed 3rd Inter-house challenge morning – resilience focus

Fri 12th INSET day

Wed 17th Hobby day – come to school in your hobby outfit (or bring it to school to show)

Tues 30th Individual children’s photos to be taken

Nov:

Mon 12th – Fri 16th Anti-bullying week

During the week beginning 12th Nov there will be a cyberbullying workshop for parents (date/time to be arranged)

Fri 16th Children in Need fund raising day £1 donation and children dress in anything spotty / stripy / yellow or associated with Pudsey bear

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd ‘BRAKE UK’ Road Safety week

Tues 20th    Yr R to Yr 6 parent teacher meetings 3.30pm – 7pm

Thurs 22nd  Yr R to Yr 6 parent teacher meetings 3.30pm – 5pm

Fri 23rd Be bright, be seen non-uniform day (fluorescent colours)

Dec:

Tues 4th Flu immunisation for Year R – 5 children

Fri 7th Christmas Fayre 3.15pm – 5pm

Thurs 13th Yr 5/6 + Panda class Listen to Me concert 1.30pm Dolphin class        2pm Panther class         2.30pm Panda class

Mon 17th Christmas Lunch

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