Foxes - Yr5/6
Welcome to Foxes Class
Welcome to Foxes class. This is the home of the year 5 and 6 children.
Our teacher is Miss Williams.
We are supported in class by Mr Batty, Mrs Cattell and Mrs Cartwright.
Welcome back Foxes!
I hope you have all had a really enjoyable summer holiday and are super excited to be returning to school next week.
It has been so long since you were all last in school, so I understand that it might seem a little strange and unsettling to begin with. However, rest assured that we are going to have lots of fun learning a multitude of new topics, seeing all of our friends and generally having a little more normality back in our lives.
To put your mind at rest a little about what your classroom looks like I have added a couple of photos so you can take sneaky preview before Monday.
I am overwhelmed by how excited I am to see you all again and I am looking forward to Monday immensely.
See you all soon,
Miss Williams x
Autumn Term 2020
Our theme for the first term of this new academic year is 'I.D'. We will be reading 'Wonder' written by R.J. Palacio, which is an uplifting, touching tale of a boy with a facial abnormality which causes people to stare at him.
Our unit this term is body health. We will learn about how to keep our bodies healthy and how our bodies might be damaged. We shall focus on the lifestyle choices that we make, including diet, fitness and drug use and how these are informed by scientific evidence. We shall also look in detail at the human circulatory system. We will find out how our hearts work, the main components of our blood and the functions of our different types of blood vessels. Finally, we will learn about how water is transported through our bodies and develop an understanding of the importance of water to human health.
This first half of the Autumn term, the children will be looking at writing to inform. We shall be writing reports, recounts and biographies, including an autobiography. We will continue to focus on handwriting and spelling. Children will read daily as part of whole class and independent reading. Our reading continues to focus on the VIPERS skills. The children are always encouraged to apply their inference skills in order to 'read between the lines' and look for the underlying motivations and feelings behind character actions. As ever we thoroughly appreciate and encourage any discussion you can have with your children surrounding their reading. What are they reading? Can they describe the characters? How do they think certain characters are feeling about a certain situation?
Please can we ask that you encourage your children to read a wide range of materials including both fiction and non fiction and a range of genres, especially within fiction such as historical novels, science fiction and adventure narrative.
To begin with for this half term, the children will focus on their understanding of numbers and place value before moving on to developing and securing their methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Our number and place value work will include recognising, comparing and ordering numbers to up to millions, rounding numbers to millions, negative numbers and Roman Numerals. I would be grateful if you could also encourage your children to continue to practise their times tables and related division facts up to the 12 times tables.
Art and D.T
Linked to our I.D. topic we will be exploring the work of forensic artists and thinking about portraiture with all of its different genres and artists throughout history. In particular we will be looking at Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Lois Gibson, who is known for being the world's most successful forensic artist. We will then be creating our own portraits using different techniques.
We are thinking about the topic of 'People of God'. We will be looking for connections between the story of Moses and the concepts of freedom and salvation. Identifying areas and evidence of freedom and justice from Bible texts and commenting on how these are helpful or inspiring for People of God today. Ultimately, researching the answer to the question: How can following God bring bring freedom and justice?
In this unit, children will participate in developing ground rules for the class, exploring what they mean in practice. They will also take part in activities to build positive relationships in the class and to develop their skills of cooperation. They will explore the range of new situations they or others may find themselves in, and the emotions they or others may experience.
They will develop strategies for coping when they are new.
We will be recapping our prior learning and then we shall move on to employment and jobs
In games with YDP we will be doing all of our activities outdoors so please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing for the weather.