Year 5 and 6 2021 - 2022
Year 5 and 6 class teacher
WELCOME TO YEAR 5 AND 6!
Welcome to the new school year! It’s so great to see you all again and we’re really impressed with how well the children have settled back into school life. We hope you all had a wonderful summer and that the children are ready and excited for a new year! This year, Mrs Conroy has joined us as a class teacher in Years 5 and 6 and she will be working in the classroom Monday to Friday. Mrs Gallagher will continue in her role as a class teacher on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until half term, when she will go on maternity leave.
Below is a summary of what the children will be learning over the coming term:
Our history work for this term will focus on Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots. We will look at the Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire; the Scots invasion from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland); Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms; Anglo-Saxon art and culture; and Christian conversion.
This term will take an in-depth look at the UK’s coasts. This will involve naming and locating the key topographical features of the UK’s coastline. The children will also discuss how these features may have changed over time.
P.E will continue to be on Fridays so please ensure that your child comes into school in their PE kit on this day. For the next half term we will be doing a health and fitness unit that will involve the children completing a number of exercises to increase strength and stamina.
We have some exciting new software to use in school over the next coming weeks. We will start with an E-safety focus before moving onto Coding.
Our artwork shall be focused on Collage and the work of Javaka Steptoe who was inspired by the artist Jean-Michal Basquiat.
This has been organised to ensure COVID safety. Year 5 are learning glockenspiel in the classroom with a music tutor whilst Year 6 learn a selection of brass in the hall with another tutor.
All of the children have been encouraged to practise their times tables at home, as well as in school, to help support their work in maths. This is especially important in Years 5 and 6 as many of the maths concepts covered expect a knowledge of times tables up to 12 x 12. The children are still able to log into TTRockstars to practice too. If they are having issues with this, then please encourage them to discuss this with one of their class teachers.
The children will be swimming on a Monday and need to ensure that they bring their swimming kits on this day. They may wear their Fit Friday kit to school on a swimming day.
As children enter Year 5 and 6, many parents wish for their children to walk home alone or with friends. If this is the case, please send a letter into school giving your permission for this. The teachers have a list of the children with letters of consent, and these are the only children who will be permitted to leave the school grounds without an adult.
Over the last year, the school has invested a great deal of money in new book band reading books as well as reading for pleasure texts. We have encouraged all children to take great care of these and make sure they return to school in the condition that they left. All books are signed out to children under a library system and they will be expected to return their current book before they are allowed to take another. This system was in place for the Year 6s at the end of last year and they did a fantastic job with returning and taking care of the books. I am sure that our Year 5s will be the same!
Teachers can be contacted a number of ways. We will be on the Year 5/6 door at the end of each day, and will be able to discuss and issues or problems as soon as the children have been safely dismissed. Appointments can also be made for a phone call by contacting the school office. We also have our class e-mail if you would like to get in touch with Mrs Conroy or Mrs Gallagher: email@example.com.
In the event of a class closure, Maths, Literacy, SPAG and Daily Activity will be updated on the tabs above.
Please see the possible timetable below for year 5/6 learning at home.
We have some new class email addresses so that parents and carers can contact their child's class teacher. Please get in touch with any questions or thoughts about the resources and materials on the website, or any other queries. To get in touch with Mrs Gallagher or Mrs Conroy, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To get in touch with Mrs Caldwell, please email email@example.com
Of course you can also ring school on 01270 918922
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