Upper Key Stage 2: 'The Foxes' 2017 - 2018

Miss Ramage

Welcome to the Year 5/6 (Foxes) Class Page!

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We are very excited about the Autumn Term ahead and all the exciting learning opportunities ahead:

Y5/6 Spring Term 2018 Curriculum: 

  • Topic -  A Taste of Chocolate - This term we are doing an exicitng topic on Chocolate. We will be exploring the inlfuence of the Mayans, cocoa plantations and the chocolate industry. 
  • English 'The chocolate tree' based on the mayans first discovering chocolate, 'The story of chocolate' which is a non-fiction text and finally we will be dipping into 'bitter chocolate' which is based on life on the cocoa plantations. From these texts we wll be writing a range of different texts both ficiton and non-ficiton.
  • Maths - We will be focussing on fractions, decimals and percentages and converting between the three. Later in the term we will be focussing on measure and statistics.  
  • Music - We will be continuing with brass instruments on a friday morning.
  • RE -  Bringing God's Kingdom to Earth as well as a project looking at Islam. This will be taught through fortnightly sessions linked to our daily Collective Acts of Worship taking place in school.  
  • French - Weekly sessions taught by Mrs Craven - including practical speaking and listening activities, games and roll play. 
  • Science - We will be carrying on with forces, before moving onto living things and their habitats linked to life in the rainforest.
  • PE - Indoor and Outdoor team games, gymnastics and circuit training.  

Year 5/6 Staff:

We are very lucky in the Y5/6 class to have the following staff to support and help the children in their learning:

Miss Ramage: Y5/6 Teacher. 

Miss Holdsworth: We are really lucky to have to have Miss Holdsworth full time this year, who will be supporting and leading children in their learning. I know she will be a fantastic addition to the team!

Mrs Craven: It will be brilliant to have Mrs Craven in on a wednesday afternoon. She will be teaching the children French.

Information:

SATs Booster Sessions: Will continue on a tuesday afternoon throughout the spring term. 

P.E Sessions:

During the spring term we hope that children will be outside during most of their P.E. sessions, therefore we would ask if children could bring the right clothes and especially the right footwear.

Wednesday PM:

With SportScape and include a variety of different team sports during the Autumn term.

Thursday PM:

A mixture of indoor and outdoor games taught by Miss Ramage and Miss Holdsworth (weather dependent)

Music:

We are lucky as we will now be having weekly brass lessons which will now take place on a Friday morning with Mr Birch. It is essential that the children bring in their instruments every week on a Friday and practise their brass instruments at home every week ready for the next session.

Homework Explained!

Creative Mission Tasks:

These will be ‘creative missions’ based on topic work taking place in the classroom and will be handed out every two – three weeks to give children enough time to do a good job! These missions are aimed to give children more time and more say in how they present their homework. Each child will be given a personalised Learning log that will include their mission brief, options on how they can present their homework and the date it is due in. We will not be writing corrections or comments over their homework in order not to ruin their beautifully presented work, however, will write comments and award merits on a ‘mission de-brief sheet’ in the back of their learning log.

In my experience, children seem to prefer these types of homework and henceforth produce some high quality work.

Literacy Homework:

SPAG based for revision towards SATs, handed out on a Friday and due back in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly Spellings:

10 spellings handed out weekly on a Friday and expected back in on the following Wednesday showing they have practised at least 4 times during the week. These spellings will be tested on a Thursday.  Anyone scoring less than 5 /10 will be re-tested on a Friday lunch during homework club.

Maths Homework:

This will also be handed out on a Friday and expected in the following Wednesday. This might be a worksheet type activity or problem-solving question related to maths work they have been undertaking in class.  In addition, the children in Y5/6 class are expected to be regularly logging onto Mathletics and ideally achieving 10 gold bars (new activities) and / or 1,000 points per week – this equates to roughly 30minuts work.

Homework Club:

We know how busy home life can often be and how hard it is to squeeze time into complete homework each week. Because of this, we will run a weekly lunchtime homework club on a Friday for Year 5/6 children who need extra time and/or support in completing their homework. 

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