Albury Year 5/6 class page
Welcome to Class 3
Class Teacher - Mrs Maskell
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Mulvey
Autumn Term Curriculum
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Read powerful World War One fiction: War Horse and War Game. Revise clauses and use formal and informal register, including subjunctive form. Write stories inspired by reading.
Reading and Writing BlogsLooking at website texts, revisit features of informal/formal writing including subjunctive mood, active/passive and question tags. Compose 'About Me' profiles and blog posts.
Choral and Performance Poems
Looking at website texts, revisit features of informal/formal writing including subjunctive mood, active/passive and question tags. Compose 'About Me' profiles and blog posts.
Significant Authors - Northern Lights
The class will be immersed in Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Revise clauses and explore subjunctive form. Write an untold tale inspired by this significant author.
Reading and writing instructions and explanations
Read and write instructions and explanations, exploring register, punctuating bullet points and adding parentheses. Write explanations based on the children's own interests.
Maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer! Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths. Power Maths rejects the notion that some people simply 'can't do' maths. Instead, it develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools.
Year 5 pupils will be learning about:
Year 6 pupils will be learning about:
Galileo Galilei needs your help at The Roman Inquisition: he needs to prove that the Earth moves round the sun; that the moon moves around the Earth; and that the seasons and day & night are all a consequence of these movements. He needs you to provide experimental evidence, not just current astrological thinking… and he is running out of time!
In this unit, the children will research and compare the impact of the First and Second World Wars on their locality. The unit does not aim to study the First or Second World Wars, as these are both part of the secondary school curriculum. Some context about the wars is provided for the children, but the focus of the sessions is on the Home Front and how the wars impacted on the community. In the course of the unit, the children will make a number of visits around the local community to gather or check evidence. There is no requirement here to travel further afield on a visit, unless you wish to extend their knowledge of the war further or visit a local museum with relevant displays. Throughout the unit, the children will be required to use the skills they have developed over the scheme, particularly those relating to local history.
Ever heard of GIS? Well, the children will be learning about Geographical Information Systems (GIS) which are all around us! They are information systems where data is captured, stored, managed, presented and referenced on a map.
Creation and the fall a focus on Psalm 8 and its purpose. The idea of God as creator. How well do humans respond to the great responsibility they have to the Earth? Is Greta Thunberg a Christian? Are the people who support her? Is Christmas Secular or Sacred? Use theological terms to discuss the idea of God's covenant with his people. Does the world need a Messiah? Identifying the features of a Gospel text, compare ways in which Christians interpret the Gospel.
Pupils to compare how religious and symbolic artefacts are used in prayer and practice to express meaning, and discover why and how Jewish artefacts are used in Jewish prayer to enrich experience. Children to explore how religious faith is communicated through the creative arts. Comparing Jewish religious artefacts to others we have learnt about. To delve deeper into key Jewish festivals and to find comparisons and similarities to Christian events.
We will continue to follow the 1 Decision scheme, and Deedee will help the children explore relationships this term, including Bullying, Friendship and Body Language.
All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas.
We finish the year with Reflect, Rewind and Replay which consolidates the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting songs and musical activities, a context for the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.
We will be continuing to learn Spanish with a focus on The Family or La Familia.
Art and Design
Art and Design
With our specialist Art teacher, Mrs Mackervoy, children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, space and form.
In PE this term, the children will be playing cricket, rounders and taking part in athletics.
Timetable Autumn 2021
There is a two week rota for learning to be completed at home - one week the focus will be on English and Maths; the following week home learning will cover other foundation subjects, e.g. Science, History, Art etc.
Every pupil is expected to read at home daily for at least 10 minutes. We would encourage your child to read as many different genres as possible. Please sign the reading records to indicate that this has been done each day.
All children in Year 5 and 6 are given a selection of words to learn and practise at home. These can be found in their small blue spelling journals. Please, encourage your child to practise these regularly.
We would strongly encourage every child to practise their times tables regularly (at least 3 or 4 times per week) using Times Tables Rock Stars. There is a weekly tournament set up against our sister school (Puller) and every time you use TTRS, your score counts towards our school’s score!
Highlights of the term
Class Reader - War Horse by Michael Morgurgo
Narrated from an unusual perspective, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse tells a powerful story of humanity and friendship that touches people of all ages.
In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey’s courage touches the soldiers around him.
Class 3's 100 Books Challenge
Mrs Maskell has set her pupils an ambitious challenge this year: 100 books to try and read before they leave Year 6. These books are supplementary to the usual school reading books and have been chosen because they are either classic "must-reads" for children or new and exciting publications; all of which are of the highest quality.
River Rib Educational Visit 11th October 2021
Class 3 pupils had a "splashing" time on their educational visit to the River Rib. Experts from The Friends of the Rib and Quin led a wonderful afternoon devoted to examing the health of this nearby chalk river. The children learned about the plant and animal life found in the river and even examined a few species. We learned about possible pollution, the health of the river, why it is so important and we also found lots of treasures on the river bed. We certainly had lots of fun!
Click here to find out more about what The Friends of the Rib and Quin do.