Year 5/6 - Mr Breeze, Miss Mundy, Mrs OBrien and Miss Watson
Autumn Term 2019
Welcome back! We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. We are looking forward to getting to know the new classes and helping the children settle in as quickly as possible and make new friends.
The children will be grouped for English and Maths in the mornings and will spend the afternoons with their classes.
In English this term, we are studying a narrative by Daniel Pennac, focusing on viewpoint and retelling from a point of view in our descriptive and narrative writing.
In Maths we will be studying Place Value, formal methods of addition and subtraction, multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, time and converting and measuring lengths.
Our Geography topic this term is pollution. The children will find out all about the different types of pollution, what causes it and the effect that it has on the environment. We will investigate plastic pollution in our local environment and then investigate the difference between pollution and littering. We will complete the topic by understanding how rubbish is sorted and recycled.
In Science we will be looking at living things and their habitats - including sorting and classification according to their features - and animals including humans.
Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due to be handed in on a Wednesday.
In English, homework will consist of a comprehension, SPAG or writing task and weekly spellings. Spellings can be practiced on SpellingShed.com (passwords are in red Reading Record books) and will be tested in various ways on a Thursday.
Maths homework will be a mixture of written homework based on the topic for the week or online homework on ActiveLearn.
If children do not have internet access at home, suitable paper homework will be set as an alternative. If children are struggling to complete homework at home or need some additional support, homework club will take place in school on a Tuesday lunchtime.
In addition to the set weekly homework, children should also be reading at least 4 times per week, for around 15 minutes at a time. Reading Record books will be checked on a Friday and any children who don't read enough at home will need to a catch-up on Friday lunchtime.
Our ever-popular annual visit to Treginnis farm near St. David's in West Wales is in the diary for 12-19th July 2019. Although this seems a long way off, we will be holding a parent information evening before October Half Term to ensure you have all the information you need and allow you more time to pay in instalments to suit you.
Our first set of Parents' Evenings will be held on Tuesday 9th October and Thursday 11th October.
Look out for the appointment booking forms coming home at the end of September!
Use this document to help you answer the questions about the 2004