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Class 5

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5 months 4 days ago

Welcome to Class 5!

 

Our class is named after the chemist Rosalind Franklin, famous for helping to discover DNA. I look forward to finding out what makes up our class' DNA!

Get ready to explore new and exciting topics this year and to deepen your learning! This year children will be investigating some key topic questions:

The Universe! (Term 1 and 2)

Is Earth the most significant planet?

Building Britain (Term 3 and 4)

What is Big History?

Who's in charge here?

Brazil and Rivers (Term 5 and 6)

Is Brazil always a Carnaval?

Is Earth the most significant planet?

How do Rivers effect the world we live in?

Mrs Bunting will be supporting our learning Monday to Thursday. Mrs Haffenden will continue to cover the class on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Wickham on Wednesday afternoon.

Homework will be set on a Wednesday and will outline tasks to be completed by the following Wednesday. I expect all children to complete their homework to the best of their ability, however; if there is a problem with the homework, please make a note in the contact book so I can address it. Homework will consist of a spelling investigation or task related to a spelling pattern, rule or phonic focus from the week; a grammar or punctuation activity (related to the learning that week or revision); 30 minutes (minimum) reading with a commentary written in their reading journal (this is a piece that will show their response to their reading but can be in a format they choose), maths activities (usually on Mathletics). Topic homework will be more project based and will not occur on a weekly basis. 

I cannot stress enough how important it is that the children read regularly, it can boost their learning skills immensely. I would also recommend that most children practise their times tables every day until they know them inside and out and know the division facts that relate to these.

Here's to a fantastic year in Class 5!

Thank you for supporting your child's learning,

Miss Morris

5 months 4 days ago

Welcome back to a new term.

Our topic this term will be “Brazil!”

I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break and are ready to return school. We will be exploring Brazil for the next term and then moving on to rivers and the local area in term 6. Before this, we will spend a week familiarising ourselves with the globe! Learning how to use atlases, maps and map apps. When we move on to Brazil, we will be exploring the key question: Is Brazil always a Carnaval? The starting point will be investigating the physical and human features of Brazil and then we will go more in-depth, looking at different populations and areas of the country. In Art, we will be making our own pictorial maps! In music we will embrace the Samba and the spirit of the Carnaval.

 

As mentioned, in the following term, our learning will be a little closer to home! We will investigate what rivers are and how they work, flooding and the water cycle. During this term, I hope to able to take the children out into the local area, for orienteering experience and to develop their observational skills. We will also be learning about Parliament and democracy, hopefully with the children creating their own political parties!

 

If you have any books on Brazil, rivers, Parliament or any other resources related to the topic that you don’t mind lending to us this term and next term, we would really appreciate this. Please make sure any resources are named so they can be returned at the end of term. Also, if you have any expertise in this topic or have interesting experiences we would love for you to share them with us in class. Please come and see me or write a note to me in the contact book so we can arrange a visit.

 

In PE will be starting to practise yoga! The children will really enjoy this and, of course, it will be safe and children will ensure they only do what they can do. This will be an extension of the Mindfulness that we already practise in class.

2 years 10 months ago

This week have been learning about lots of different things to do with books!

At the beginning of the week we made Reading Rivers. These show our favourite books from over the years: we wrote the age we were when we read them, why they are important to us, and illustrated the rivers by drawing the front covers or our favourite characters. Come and see them in the classroom!

We loved listening to the story teller John Harris, he made us jump and laugh in equal measure.

We are writing to our favourite authors and researched them to find out the best questions to ask them. Did you know that Stephen Fry is man of many talents? Well Richard found out that he is!

We also had to ‘Stop and read!’ this meant we dropped everything and dived into our books, even Miss Morris did!

Finally, we have learnt how to become an author by developing our ‘authorial voice’. This means using your imagination to think up stories. We invented our own book covers and wrote the blurb to test our skills of writing for an audience of our age group.

Please do pop in to see them in our book corner!

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