Y5/6 Autumn One – Overview
Welcome to the Year 5 and 6 class page. The class teachers are: Miss Lindley and Mr Herring. This year, we will be supported by Mrs Robinson and Miss Rick our wonderful teaching assistants. Keep an eye out on this page for regular updates and to see what we are up to.
Our topics this half-term are:
English: Street Child
Maths: Place Value
Topic: Victorian Mansfield
PE takes place on a Friday. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit and footwear. Whilst the weather is still moderately warm, we will be having some PE sessions outside; the children are allowed to wear tracksuit bottoms and can bring a jumper for these sessions.
Children are encouraged to take their book bags and reading book home and are encouraged to read at home each evening. Whole class reading lessons in school will also be recorded in their reading diaries. Children’s reading diaries will be checked on a weekly basis, and if they haven’t read at home that week, they will be asked to read during our homework club during Friday playtimes.
Children will also receive weekly spellings to learn and will also be asked to complete written maths and English homework.
Please can you ensure that your child’s school uniform, coat and PE clothes are labelled with their name? It is very easy for items to be lost or taken by mistake. This makes it easier for us to return the item of clothing to you instead of placing it in lost property.
Miss Lindley and Mr Herring
This week, in science, we have enjoyed grouping animals by drawing classification diagrams on the tables!
Wonderful Topical Homework
Local Library Visit
Year 5/6 have thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Forest Town Library to encourage reading as a part of World Book Week. Did you know that your child can take out up to 24 books at a time? The library also offers a variety of after-school clubs which your children can attend for free – please contact Forest Town Library for more info.
Merry Christmas from Miss Lindley’s Class!
Year 5/6 Christmas Carol Service at St Albans
A big well done to the Year 5/6 children for their excellent Christmas carol service. The songs were sang beautifully, and the acting of ‘A Christmas Carol’ was fantastic! A big thank you to everyone who came to watch, and to everyone who returned their Christingle.
Our DARE Graduates 2018
Oh Yes it is… – Panto time @ The Palace Theatre
Year 5 and 6 have looked at the history of the poppy and Remembrance Day. During this, they looked at the first poppy factories, where poppies were made by hand, and they re-created their own poppy factory, creating hand-made poppies for Remembrance Day, 2018. Their poppies have been displayed in the form of a trail as used throughout the country this year.
Our Fantastic Ancient Greek Homework Projects
Spanish Food Tasting
Year 5/6 have had a super afternoon tasting a variety of Spanish foods, such as: tortilla wraps and chips; chilli-cheese dip; tomato salsa; guacamole; sour crème and chive dip; cantaloupe melon; peach; cheese; Spanish meats; and olives. Once the children had eaten the foods, they created a tally chart for the following: the children who liked the food; the children who did not; and the children who did not try the food. This data was then turned into a pie chart, using Microsoft Word, and the children wrote statements about what they had discovered.
Year 5/6 Did First Aid!
The children in Year 5/6 have been very lucky, and have had the opportunity to learn basic first aid. During the session, the children discussed what to do in an emergency; what to do if someone is choking; how to deliver CPR; and how to put someone into the recovery position. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session, and they found it very informative.
As part of their Spanish topic, Year 5/6 have been learning about Pablo Picasso. After learning about Pablo’s Cubism period, the children had a go at creating their own multi-perspective portrait. They used bright colours with a black, bold outline in the same style as Picasso. They also tried to use a variety of shapes and patterns just like Picasso did. To create this portrait, the children used a range of media, such as: watercolours, oil pastels, tissue paper and more.