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Year 5 and Year 6: Oak, Rowan, Ash

Weekly Update

Important: Please ensure that you have given consent and paid for the Porthcurno trip before next Tuesday! See details below - and in the pdf.

 

Don't forget to book your appointment to see your child's teacher (contact the office if you're unsure how to do this!).

 

This week, we have been practising writing newspaper reports and have worked on writing an introduction, using eye-witness accounts and creating cohesion. Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring the four different operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Times Table knowledge is exceptionally important for this, so make sure your children are practising on TTrockstars!

 

In science, some of the children have started designing intruder alarms, while we have also been developing our understanding of electricity, with a focus on how adding extra components to a series circuit can affect the brightness of a bulb (see some photos below). We've also had more brilliant ukulele lessons with Mrs Man (photos below) and are building our repertoire slowly but surely!

 

Year 6 Residential: From the 1st to the 3rd of June, we are planning on taking the Year 6 children on a three day residential. Please check School Gateway (from Monday 30th September) to confirm that you would like your child to be part of the trip to the Mendip Activity Centre (see attachment - which will be emailed to you - below for more details).

 

Porthcurno Trip: On the 15th October, we are planning to take the whole cohort down to the very tip of Cornwall to visit the Telegraph Museum and take part in some workshops based around electricity and the Morse Code. Please check School Gateway to give consent and make payment for this trip. We'll be leaving at 8am and returning by 7pm (it's a long day!). For more details, see the attached letter below.

 

Important dates:

All next week: Parent - teacher meetings

15th October (leaving at 8am, returning at 7pm): Year 5/6 trip to Porthcurno

Second half of term TBC: Trip to Davidstow war museum

About Year 5 and Year 6!

 

Our cohort is made up of three classes: Oak (with Mr Craig), Rowan (with Mrs Collidge & Mrs Hawkins) and Ash (with Miss Barriball).

 

This term, our topic is World War II, so we will be sketching and producing propaganda posters in art; looking at the main events of World War II in History; locating the major Axis and Allied nations in geography; creating Morse code machines in science and writing diaries, adventure stories and instructions in English. Of course, there will be much more on top of this!

 

We are really lucky this term to be receiving music tuition from Mrs Mann, who will be leading our ukulele sessions (see letter below). In PE this term, we are going to be developing and performing routines showing off our balance. We will also be improving our ball control in weekly hockey lessons.

 

The Year 5 children will be off to the Eden Project for a residential trip on Thursday the 19th September for one night. While there, they will be enjoying a workshop on World foods, exploring the site and touring the domes after the visitors have all left - see below for a kit list! Later in the term, we are planning a whole cohort trip down to Porthcurno, where the children will learn about telegraph and Morse code machines during the war, enjoying the wonderful beach (if the weather's nice!) and learning about the history of the area - particularly in relation to World War Two.

Homework:

 

Year 5

  • Reading: Please ensure that your child reads at home at least five times a week (please record this in their reading log). Reading out loud is extremely important, so please take the time to listen to your child read and discuss the text.
  • Maths: Please ensure that your child has a minimum of three 'Sessions' on ttrockstars through the course of the week.
  • Spellings: Your child has been given the Year 5/6 spelling list (attached below). They must practise ten words each week, using different strategies (please see the strategies sheet attached below)

 

Year 6

  • Reading: Please ensure that your child reads at home at least five times a week (please record this in their reading log). Reading out loud is extremely important, so please take the time to listen to your child read and discuss the text.
  • Maths: Please ensure that your child completes their mental maths sheet (spares available from their teacher).
  • Spellings: Your child has been given the Year 5/6 spelling list (attached below). They must practise ten words each week, using different strategies (please see the spelling menu sheet attached below)

Electricity

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Ukulele

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