Owl Class - Years 5 & 6
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We have a busy but exciting first term together which will be hard work, but fun too!
Our first topic this term is Why Should we be Keen to be Green? We will look at some of the biggest environmental issues, such as climate change and pollution, and some of the things we can do to help, such as recycling, reducing and reusing resources.
In literacy lessons, we will be looking at some books that tackle the issue of caring for the environment, such as Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish by Michael Foreman, Varmints by Helen Ward, and The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. We will look at what makes writing persuasive before writing our own persuasive stories and arguments.
After half term, our topic will be Australia, and we will be learning and writing all about this amazing country, including a report about the incredible School of the Air.
In maths, we will be continuing to work with Powermaths, with a particular emphasis on place value and the four operations; after half-term, we will move on to fractions, always focussing hard on problem-solving. We will also do plenty of work on our times tables as well.
In science, we will be investigating the properties of light, which will involve devising our own fair tests and experiments to solve a ‘crime’.
In RE, we will be looking at where people go to find answers to life and living. Our focus on Christianity will look at why the gospel is such good news for Christians.
In ICT, we will extend our programming skills with Scratch, beginning with a programme based on our multiplication knowledge. We will also delve deeper into making our own games with Kodu.
Brass lessons will be on Mondays, with Mrs Ryan, and will be held in the hall in small groups. Do please remember to bring in your instrument on that day.
P.E. will be on Tuesdays, with Mrs Coduri-Dunn. Please DO come into school in your PE kit on the day. There will also be swimming lessons throughout this term, on Wednesday mornings. Please remember that all children must have their own swimming-hats, in line with Stradbroke Pool’s policies. Furthermore, any children with ear-rings must remember to take them out on Wednesdays, as these are not allowed in the pool area.
Homework will be given out on Fridays, and should be back in by the next Wednesday, and there will be weekly spellings and times tables tests. Your tables to learn will be updated at the back of your homework book when necessary.
Please do make sure you always have a reading book in school. Each year-group will also have an allotted morning for reading non-fiction books from our school library.
Please do bring in your own pencil-case for class: this can be left in your tray so that you always have the required stationery. If you do not have one, you can borrow one from the school.
I am really looking forward to welcoming the new members of Owl Class, for what will be a very exciting term, and I am sure it will be a great year for all!
Class Teacher: Mr Haynes
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Havers & Mrs Barber