Welcome to class 5/6LH!
Class Teachers: Mrs Halsey- Monday and PPA cover Tuesday pm
Mrs Londors- Tuesday-Friday
LSA: Mrs Eagleton, Mrs Goodchild (1:1 every morning) and Mrs Sparrow (1:1 every afternoon)
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 ‘Going Places’- a humanity based topic. We will be looking at atlases, globes and maps including ordnance survey and digital mapping programs.
As readers we will be exploring a wide range of text types including The Highwayman, Journey to Jo’burg and the film narrative, Invention of Love. Please continue to read 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 with an adult.
As writers we will be writing persuasive adverts, narrative poems and information texts. Throughout each unit of work we will continue to focus on relevant grammar, punctuation and spelling.
As mathematicians we will be focusing on place value this term, including all four operations and calculation methods.
As scientists we will be exploring forces.
PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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, either on paper or My Maths, 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
5/6LH October Half Term Homework
1. Mymaths task
2. Your homework over half term will be to choose a poem to learn and recite.
You have a choice of poems:
- Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
- Don’t by Michael Rosen
- Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah
- The Tyger by William Blake)
Remember to consider the subject matter and how the poem should be read.
You may want to watch a video clip to help with pronunciation, tone and pace so that you can give a good performance. (See below for links)
We look forward to hearing some great performances after half term. Have a lovely break and enjoy some great poetry!
Below you’ll find a link to the KS2 Topic Grid for this term: