Class 5/6LH – Mrs Londors/Mrs Halsey

Welcome to class 5/6LH!

Staff

Class Teachers: Mrs Halsey- Monday and PPA cover Tuesday pm

Mrs Londors- Tuesday-Friday

LSA: Mrs Eagleton, Mrs Brignull (1:1 every morning) and Mrs Mills (1:1 every afternoon)

Learning

In KS2 we aim for children to be enthused and engaged by the topic-based approach we take. We encourage children to be researchers and independent thinkers who take responsibility for their own learning. Although English, Maths and Science are taught discreetly, we make many cross-curricular links to ensure that the whole curriculum is meaningful and relevant to the real-life situations that children may experience.

This term our topic is ‘Significant People’- a humanity based topic. We will be exploring the history of those from the past that have had a major impact on our life is today, such as Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and William Wilberforce. We plan to teach the children about racial segregation, apartheid, feminism, war and terrorism.

As readers we will be exploring a range of text types including ‘I am Malala’ and Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. Please continue to read at least three times a week with your children at home, with a strong focus on their comprehension of the text. We thank you for supporting our efforts to improve every child’s reading ability and ask that you sign their journals to show that they have read aloud. We will continue to check the journals regularly and will look for questions and answers that have been generated and discussed with an adult.

As writers we will be writing narrative including a flashback, biographies and free verse poetry. Throughout each unit of work we will continue to focus on relevant grammar, punctuation and spelling.

As mathematicians we will be focusing on fractions, including equivalent fractions, simplifying, addition and subtraction of fractions, mixed and improper fractions and multiplication and division of fractions by an integer.

As scientists we will be exploring animals including humans. This involves learning about teeth and eating, the digestive system and the circulatory system

PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays (dance) and Thursdays (basketball). Please ensure that children have fully labelled kit suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE at all times.

Homework is given out on a Thursday and is expected to be returned the following Wednesday. Tasks will typically include maths tasks, spellings and a writing or grammar focused task. Our spelling dictation test will happen every Wednesday.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and remind you that we are available for a chat at the end of the school day if you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mrs Londors and Mrs Halsey

 

Below is a link to some helpful ideas about how you can encourage your children with reading comprehension:

Reading Question Prompts