Class 5

Welcome to Class 5!

Welcome back to school! I hope that you have enjoyed the glorious summer weather and are rested and raring to come back to school for your final year at The Pochin School. It’s going to be a great one! I’m really looking forward to getting to know the children better and having a jam-packed year. There are some great things planned for the year.

Class 5 Weekly Learning Outcomes

Class 5 Curriculum Maps

Class 5 Curriculum Newsletters

Class 5 Gallery of Glory!

ENGLISH

In English, we will be looking at setting and character descriptions linked to our topic work, diary writing inspired by our science work and recounts based on our history topic. Not only will we be perfecting our handwriting and really embedding accurate spelling choices, we will be ensuring our grammar knowledge is sound and our punctuation is accurate. Reading is so important in Year 6; I want to develop a class of independent and enthusiastic readers. I’ve got lots of books to interest and intrigue you. We will work together to be thoughtful, fluent readers whose understanding of rich vocabulary is constantly developing.

Our Class Readers

As a class we will read Tom Palmer’s fantastic story, “Armistice Runner” as well as Shaun Tan’s great pictureless book, “The Arrival.” I’m looking forward to supplementing them with lots of engaging texts.

       

 

 

 

 

MATHS

In maths, we will be working on developing our place value knowledge and consolidating the use of efficient methods for all four operations. The times tables knowledge acquired in Year 5 is critical and we will continue to practice these facts at school and at home. Now you are Year 6, it’s time to dominate that school leader board. Who is going to replace Krish as our school champion?! Our cross curricular maths will be important in our design and technology work as well in science and computing.

TOPIC

Our topic for this term is “Bombs Away!” Understanding how two world wars have shaped our society is so important; we must never forget the sacrifice that so many people made for us. When we visit France next summer, we will have the opportunity to visit the battlefields and understand the global impact of these conflicts.

In science we will be developing our understanding of light and electricity. In computing we will be developing our understanding of variables by using them to create a game as well as learning how spreadsheets can story, analyse and process data for us.  In art and design we’ll learn to create impactful art as well as creating photomontages.

Our PE sessions will take place on Tuesdays with the PE coach and Fridays with the PPA teacher. All of our lessons this half term will be focused on tag rugby.

Recommended Reads

The following titles are related to our Bombs Away topic.

           

 

For more ideas, click here

Homework

Homework this term is designed to

  • support your child’s learning in class;
  • give them the opportunities to go over and revisit passed taught topics;
  • improve their speed of processing skills and quick mental recall;
  • increase their opportunities to read for pleasure, which improves speed of reading, sight vocabulary, spelling recall and help enhances creative writing and knowledge of the world.

Homework to be completed weekly:

  • Reading 5 times a week and complete reading diary
  • Read Theory online reading and quiz activities
  • Spellings- look cover write check sheet and spelling consolidation activity
  • Times Tables using TT Rock Stars
  • Maths consolidation activity- revisiting key learning from Year 5
  • One termly topic homework to share at the homework celebration on the 6th October.

Whilst some children will find managing the homework relatively easy; for others it will be significantly more challenging. Ensuring children have acquired the skills needed to succeed as independent learners in the next stage of their learning is key. All children will benefit from parental encouragement and support, whether it is helping them find a quiet place to work, supporting them in time management or talking about areas they are finding tricky.  To maximise the impact of the work children do at home, we will be marking it together on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has their homework pack in school every Thursday.

For some children the transition to Year 6 will be made easily, for others it will present more challenge. I aim to support all the children to develop to their full potential. If you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, so please make sure your kit is in school. Children will go home in their kits on those days and bring the kit back to school the next day.

Key objectives for Year 6