Teachers and Classes
Phase Leader – Mrs Harrison
Hawk – Miss Green
Kestrel – Mrs Matthews and Mrs Bowes
Eagle – Mrs Simpson and Mrs Bowes
Falcon – Mrs Tong
Owl – Mrs Harrison and Mr Sykes
Welcome Leaflet Years 5 and 6
In Science, we will be looking at Living things (Habitats), Electricity, Materials (Liquids), Animals (Humans), Evolution and Light.
Other themes throughout this year include:
• Robin Hood’s Bay
• North and South America
• World War II
• Ancient Greeks
• Golden Age of Islam
Children also study RE (Community and Pilgrimage – Hinduism, Christianity and Islam); RSEPSHE (including on-line safety); French; Music (including Violins); Design Technology; and Art and Design.
Our educational visits, will include our Residential Visit to Robin Hood’s Bay in the Autumn and Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the Summer.
To view our curriculum overview for the year, please click here.
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.
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: Tuesday and Thursday (Swimming: Weeks 2-9, 19-26)
Eagle: Monday and Tuesday
Falcon: Monday and Wednesday
Owl: Tuesday and Wednesday
Kestrel: Tuesday and Thursday (Swimming: Weeks 2-9, 19-26)
Home learning (as required) will be directed by the class teacher. 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 Google Workspace, Mathletics, TT Rock Stars and Big Cat 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 Big Cat.
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 Big Cat 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.