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New Year

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Welcome to Class 5

I hope everyone has had a relaxed and happy summer , recharged their batteries and are ready to take on the challenges of the forthcoming year.  This is the last year and the end of the journey in primary education for year 6 which culminates with the KS2 SATs in May.  It is always surprising how quick it comes round. 

There is a meet the teacher session after school on Monday 17th September, where I hope to meet you all, although I have taught the majority of the class previously apart from three pupils.

This half term the class will be covering:

History – The Romans

Science – Living things and their habitats - Classification

Art – Famous Fashions

RE – The Bible

PE – American footbal1

ICT - Research Scratch

Mrs Carroll

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Bradwell Residential

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Just to advise the parents of those children who will be enjoying the residential that we will be adding photos to Class 5's blog

Mrs Adams, Mrs Meecham and Mrs Ascott

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Summer 1

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Once again, I do not know where the time goes; I cannot believe we are nearly at Easter.

 

Last week, the children thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Danbury Outdoors.  It was a great day and the weather was kind to us.  Many children overcame their fears to complete some of the challenges, and I was very proud of them, it showed grit and determination.

 

Don’t forget to come to our entrepreneurial event straight after school on Wednesday 28th.  The children have been busy making bookmarks and chocolate filled bunnies to sell.  We reinvested some of our Christmas profit to purchase supplies to hopefully increase our pot.  Mr C is making bread pudding (famous amongst the school staff) and the profit from bread pudding sales will go towards the year 6 leavers trip.

 

During The next half term, year 6 will be preparing for their KS2 SATs.  This will mean that the main focus in English and Maths will be revision and test technique.

 

SAT’s week timetable, commencing on Monday 14th May

Monday 14th –                   English grammar and spelling paper 1

                                                English grammar and spelling paper 2

 

Tuesday 15th                       English reading

 

Wednesday 16th               Mathematics Paper 1: Arithmetic

                                                Mathematics Paper 2: Reasoning

 

Thursday 17th                     Mathematics Paper 2: Reasoning

 

Friday 18th                           Relax and celebrate.

 

A tennis coach is coming in for the term to teach tennis and swimming commences after the May bank holiday.  This year swimming will only be for children unable to swim 25 metres in KS2.

In DT we will be finishing the working fairground rides that the children have already started.

We will study Monet and impressionism in art and in RE we will be looking at stories from Christianity.

 

Year 6 will continue with revision for their homework and year will carry on as normal.

 

 

Mrs Carroll.

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Spring 2

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During this half term we will be moving to Geography.  The children will be learning about the United Kingdom including: countries, counties, cities, towns, rivers, mountains, and coastal areas.

 

In RE we will be looking at Buddhist worship and beliefs.

 

The children will be designing and making their own fairground rides with rotating parts in Design and Technology. 

 

On Wednesday the 21st of March the whole school will be going to ‘Danbury Outdoors Centre’ where the children will participate in aerial trekking, archery and an obstacle course.  I’m sure the children will thoroughly enjoy the day.

 

Year 6 will be sent home with SATs revision packs (maths -  arithmetic and reasoning; Spelling punctuation and grammar; and reading comprehension) to complete as their homework instead of the normal homework.  Parent guides will also be sent home with a marking scheme.  I would suggest they spread out the revision activities evenly across the six weeks completing one from each subject each week.  Please ask your child to practise the spellings from the year 5 and 6 list as they need to know these:  a selection of these will come up in the spelling SAT together with words using the spelling rules that have been learnt across year 5 and 6.

 

Year 5’s homework will carry on as normal.

 

I have received some excellent homework this half term.

 

Have a great half term.

 

Mrs Carroll.

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The last post.

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Christmas will soon be here after a very busy half term.

 This term, the children made some fantastic poppy bowls as part of ‘Art Week’ and more importantly to remember our fallen.

We visited the British Library to see the ‘Harry Potter History of Magic’ exhibition, which everybody thoroughly enjoyed.

On the day of Children in Need we all went on a ramble and the children had fun playing in the fields.

Money was raised for the class at the entrepreneurial event and we now need to decide what to purchase with the profit, many thanks to the FRS.

We are still in the process of making cushions that the children designed and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

   

This week the children will be completing their genius day’s projects. The children have already started work on their designs and should have bought home a list of materials needed. I’m sure we will see a wide variety of designs and themes.  Please come and view them straight after school on Friday.

 

Next term we will be studying:

History - Stone Age to Iron Age

Art – Art Illusion

RE – Jewish worship and community

PE – Gymnastics with coach

ICT – Scratch

Spanish – Families and hobbies

 

I would like to thank Mrs Armiger, Mrs Armiger senior, Mrs Ride, Ms Jay and Mrs Parashuram who have supported the class this term.

 

May you all have a very happy Christmas and new year.  

 

Mrs Carroll

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