Yr 5 & 6 – Miss Mycock – Kinder Scout
Year 5 & 6 Newsletter – Miss Mycock
Spring Term 1 – 2019
(a pdf version of this newsletter can be found here)
Our topic for this term will be FABULOUS FRANCE
We will develop our knowledge, skills and understanding of Place Knowledge – To increase understand geographical similarities and differences by studying the human and physical geography of a region within France. In addition we will develop Geographical Skills and Fieldwork – To use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied and use 6 figure grid references with teaching of latitude and longitude in depth and expand mapping skills to include areas within France and understand the concept of Continents and place within the world. We will also teach historical aspects of France and develop our understanding of French culture and life in France. We will continue to develop and apply our language skills. Mrs Wigley will continue to teach French on Wednesday mornings.
PE will be on Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has correct kit for indoor and outdoor PE. We will have Keep Fit daily in the mornings and a 10 minute personal challenge – 2 – 3 times per week in addition.
Monday Spellings – Spellings will continue to be given weekly and focus upon high frequency words from the National Curriculum. In Spring Term 1 we will learn words from the Y5 & Y6 spelling lists. High Frequency words will be given out on Monday and tested on the following Monday. A record of spelling will be kept in your child’s diary showing which words to learn.
The Importance of Reading – Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. Please encourage your child to read four times each week. We appreciate book reviews and recommendations, which can be displayed in class.
Monday Maths Skills Check – will be given out weekly and supports learning in class. Prompt sheets are given to support maths homework. To be returned any day but the following Monday at the latest. Please encourage your child to practise times tables and division facts daily. Please visit Rock Star Maths and Sum Dog Maths for times tables games. Friday Times Tables – Quick recall of times tables facts to 12×12 is essential in Y5 & Y6. We will have daily practice in class. Each week the children will have a focus to learn and will be tested on Fridays. This will be recall of x facts and related division facts.
Monday Grammar Hammer – will be given weekly on Monday, to be returned any day during the week when completed – the following Monday at the latest. This is essential to support your child’s understanding and prepare for SATs next May (Y6 only.)
SATS – There will be a SATs meeting for Parents in January with information and preparation for this year’s SATs which will be held from Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May 2019. A SATs meeting will take place in Riber Classroom for Y6 children and parents/carers at 3.30 on Wednesday 16th January 2019.
Our Class Novel this term will be Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Learning in school and at home – please encourage your child to continue to investigate our topic. Here are some suggested ideas for homework tasks which will be shared on Friday afternoons in class.
Week 1 – Wk bg Monday 7th January 2019
In English – Narrative – Private Peaceful .
In Maths – convert fractions to decimals. Timestables work – x2,x5,x10 and division facts.
Topic – Create a Map of France in as much detail as you can.
Week 2 – Wk bg Monday 14th January 2019
In English – Narrative – Private Peaceful .
In Maths – find equivalent fractions. Timestables work – x3,x6 and division facts.
Topic – Find out about The Louvre – create a leaflet to advertise the gallery and the famous artworks which are held there.
Week 3 – Wk bg Monday 21st January 2019
In English – Narrative – Private Peaceful.
In Maths – convert mixed numbers to improper fractions. Timestables work – x4,x8 and division facts.
Topic – find out about Claude Monet – create a piece of artwork in his style.
Week 4 – Wk bg Monday 28th January 2019
In English – Non-Fiction – Darwin’s Journey and The Galapagos Islands.
In Maths – convert improper fractions to mixed numbers. Timestables work – x12 and division facts.
Topic Make a factfile of animals which live in The Galapagos Islands.
Week 5 – Wk bg Monday 4th February 2019
In English – Non-Fiction – The Life and Times of Mary Anning.
In Maths – Dividing fractions. Timestables work – x8 and division facts.
Topic Make a map of Charles Darwin’s Journey and add a diary entry writing in character.
Week 6- Wk bg Monday 11th February 2019
In English – Poetry The Dodo by Hilaire Belloc.
In Maths – Simplify fractions. Timestables work – x9 x7 and division facts.
Topic – Create your own piece of poetry writing to share in class.
School breaks up on 15th February 2019 and re-opens on 25th February 2019