Year 5 and 6
Teachers – Mr Davies and Mrs Jones (PPA- Mrs Generalovic).
Teaching Assistants – Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Cole
Welcome back everyone!
It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome back the year 6's and I would like to offer a warm welcome to the Year 5's as they start their journey in Upper Key Stage 2.
Throughout our English lessons this term, we will be reading and analysing a range of literary texts which have an overarching topic of 'Crime and Punishment'. Some of our texts will include 'The Good Thieves' by Katherine Rundell, and 'The Man Who Walked Between The Towers' by Mordicai Gerstein. The different texts will be used as a basis for our Writing, Spelling and Reading for Meaning, supporting the children in developing their reading and oracy skills, as well as continuing to build, develop and improve their independent writing skills.
In Maths, we will be having a focus on 'Place Value, The four operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division) and Fractions. Where possible, we will aim to apply them within real-world problems. We will develop our use of fast, accurate, mental arithmetic through daily sessions. Children will continue to develop their times table knowledge using TT Rockstars both in school and at home.
In the afternoons, our topics are taught separately.
History and Geography will take place in alternating weeks. Our History topic will be on 'The Vikings', in particular, focusing on the question: 'Were the Vikings raiders, traders or something else?' Whilst our Geography topic focus on the question of 'What is life like in the Alps?'
Science will take place weekly, and throughout the Autumn term we will be focusing on 'Properties of Materials' and 'Light and Reflection'.
Art and DT will also take place in alternating weeks, whilst R.E, Spanish, Music, Computing and PSHE will be taught weekly.
P.E will take place every Tuesday. This year, please ensure children come into school wearing their P.E kits. Throughout the Autumn Term, our swimming lessons will also take place every Tuesday from 12th September to the 19th December. Please can you ensure your child brings their swimming kit to school on these days.
Homework- Our expectation at Ewyas Harold is that pupils read to an adult at home at least 5 times a week. Your child will already have received their reading book and reading diary. I would encourage you all to start this year by setting good reading habits. TT Rockstars will be used throughout the year and you can find your children's log in details in their reading diary.
Walking Home- If you would like your child to walk home from school by themselves we need written permission before we can allow your child to leave alone. This needs to be updated annually. Please write or e-mail into the school office so we can keep an up-to-date record. If your child is being collected by someone new or going home with a friend, please make the school aware.
We are available at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns but it is always best to contact the office to make an appointment to ensure a suitable time can be arranged to discuss your child.
Mr Davies, Mrs Jones, Mrs Chesworth and Mrs Cole.