Class Teacher : Miss Parker
Teaching Assistant : Miss Newman
We are a year 5 and 6 class made up of 23 hard-working children. Each week our learning consists of reading, writing, grammar, handwriting, maths and topic. Alongside this, RE, PE, Spanish and Computing make up our busy weekly curriculum. Homework will be given out weekly on a Friday, which will include English, maths or topic-based learning from the week, with a set of spellings to learn for a test the following week (Friday). PE (curriculum map) takes place twice a week. Pupils are expected to bring in appropriate PE kit which should include a white t-shirt, shorts/joggers and trainers/daps.
PE- Invasion games will be the PE focus for this term. Pupils will learn a variety of basketball and netball skills and will apply these within a match situation.
Our pupils enjoy learning and we love inspiring them to learn more, but we can only do that with help from home. Please encourage your child read at least three times a week and to complete their homework.
For a complete overview of the upper Key Stage Two long term plan for 2018-19 click here
Term 1- ‘World War Two’
Year 5/6 will kick of the year with a BANG! This is an extremely exciting topic where pupils will be learning many significant events from the war including what life was like in 1940 Britain, life as an evacuee and how the Blitz impacted both Bristol and the rest of the country. What is more, pupils from year 5 and 6 will get the opportunuty to experience first hand what life was like as an evacuee by dressing up as an evacuee during out trip to Avon Valley Railway. We will also be working closely with a group of local volunteers who have experienced life as a child in the war, sharing their expeirences with the children.
For more information regarding this topic please view our topic plan here.
Term 2 - 'What's Out There?'
I wonder?... This topic will take us all the way to outer space and help us to answer "what's out there?" We will be learning about the names of the planets, the moon phases and the vastness of the universe. In this exciting topic we will be taking a trip to the Bristol planetarium to take a closer look at our solar system. We will also be having a go at making our own 3D solar system.
For more information regarding this topic please view our topic map here.
Term 3- Evolution and Inheritance
This mind-blowing Science based topic will look into how humans and other animals inherit and acquire characteristics, and how they have adapted over time to survive. We will also look at various theories of evolution, examine fossils to explain evolution over time and understand how mankind has evolved. It's going to be a very interesting topic with lots of learning opportunities throughout.
In computing this term 'we are interface designers' where we will be sketching, planning and designing an app interface. In PE we will be focusing on creating our own Dance routine linked to evolution.
For more information regarding our class topic please view our topic map here