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YEARS 5 AND 6

TEACHERS AND CLASSES

Hawk – Mr Humphrey and Mr Sykes

Owl – Mrs Jenks and Mr Sykes

Kestrel – Mrs Harrison and Mr Sykes

Eagle – Mrs Simpson and Mr Sykes

Falcon – Mrs Tong and Mr Sykes

CURRICULUM

In Science, we will be looking at Forces; Sound; Properties of and Changes in Materials; Earth and Space; and Animal Life Cycles.

Other themes throughout this year include:

  • Justice and Freedom
  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Rainforests

Our educational visits, we hope, will include: the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham and the History Museum in Hull.

To view our curriculum overview for the year, please click here.

P.E

Each class will take part in swimming lessons at different times of the year on a Tuesday morning at The Pods. They will travel by coach. Swimming kit consists of trunks/full swimming costume and a towel. Caps are encouraged so that children’s hair is not as wet when returning to school. Goggles are allowed, but not essential.  Nothing else should be brought. If for any reason, your child is unable to go swimming, you must send a letter to school stating the reason.

PE will be on Monday/Tuesday mornings when the children are not swimming. Please make sure that your child has black shorts and a white T-shirt to wear for P.E. lessons.

Children should bring their PE kit on a Monday and take it home the following Friday.  PE kit should be in a bag that will hang on their peg under their coat.

Please ensure all items are labelled with your child’s name and class.

 

When we are not swimming, our PE days are:

Hawk: Wednesdays and Fridays

Eagle: Mondays and Wednesdays

Falcon: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Owl: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Kestrel: Mondays and Fridays

HOME LEARNING

Home learning will be set via DB Primary, our learning platform. Work will be set each week and will include learning tables, spelling, key words and English (Reading), maths and topic related activities as appropriate. Children have their own DB Primary, Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Reading Bug usernames and passwords so they can access this from home too. These passwords will be re-sent at the beginning of term. Reading is still an important skill in Year 5/6 and should be practised regularly through Reading Bug.

READING

Reading is the most important subject in school as it helps pupils to access other areas of the curriculum. It is expected that your child will read at home at least 3 times a week. Children have access to Reading Bug online. Please encourage them to interact with this program and take the time to talk to your child about what they have read, what has happened and whether they enjoyed the book. There are quizzes that children should try which will register their reading progress.

In addition Reading lessons will continue to develop the skills of Retrieval, Inference, Vocabulary, Prediction, Summarising and Author’s Choice of language. We also have opportunities for independent reading in class and to listen to adults reading a range of texts.

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