Albury Year 5/6 class page
Welcome to Class 3
Class Teacher - Mrs Maskell
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Mulvey
Summer Term Curriculum
Fantasy Stories by Shaun Tan
Inspirational short stories from Shaun Tan, guaranteed to stimulate amazing work. Explore use of modal verbs, parenthesis and dialogue. Write a short story in Shaun Tan-style.
Persuasion and Argument
Explore persuasive letters, adverts, protest songs and speeches. Study the impact of modal verbs and cohesion through adverbs and conjunctions. Deliver persuasive speeches.
Aspirations and Dreams
Using inspirational poetry, look at aspirations and dreams. Start with a performance of 'What do you want to be?'. Explore modal verbs/adverbs and relative clauses.
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:
Use your knowledge from across the year to embrace a series of medical challenges from the Wellfordbury Hospital and see if you can help improve people's lives and the work of our health service. Explore possible approaches to help people recovering from or living with medical conditions, and investigate how understanding insect life cycles can help control certain diseases. Investigate and select the right materials for certain medical equipment as well as designing electrical and lighting systems to help with medical procedures. Test out your computing skills along the way and create your own blog to record your experiences.
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.
This fieldwork is aimed atdeveloping and practising geographical field work skills for KS2 children whilst visiting the Essex coastal resort of
Walton-on-the- Naze which claims to be England's friendliest resort,
located on the so-called Essex Sunshine Coast.
To know the key beliefs within Buddhism and consider how these beliefs and the actions of Buddhists demonstrate their belief in dharma (teachings of the Buddha). Pupils will know the life story of Siddattha Gotama (the Buddha), the 3 marks of existence (3 universal truths), 4 noble truths, noble eight-fold path and beliefs about karma, samsara and reincarnation.
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.
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.
Grammar activities are provided in the home learning journals; these reinforce the learning done in weekly grammar lessons. Your child may wish to do one of these each week once the lesson has been completed.
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 yellow 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!
Please find brand new Maths calendars for April and May (reproduced with kind permission from https://alittlebutalot.com/). The aim of these calendars is to give a Maths question a day for every day of the month. Please discuss these with your child every day.
Highlights of the term
Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
This term, we are planning an educational visit to Walton-On-The-Naze to compliment our Geography unit of work: Fieldwork Coasts.
End of year production
Happily, we have had the go-ahead to mark the end of the school year in our traditional way, with a special show.
Where to start? Home-schooling, empty supermarket shelves, social-distancing, bubbles, tiers, facemasks, not being able to hug our grandparents…these have been extraordinary and challenging times! But through it all, heroes have emerged and with a strength of spirit, hope in our hearts and a sense of humour, we are coming out the other side. So, what better way to commemorate our place in history than with a bloomin’ good sing-song!
Last month, the majority of the Year 6 children took part in Bikeability Level 2 training. The Bikeability Level 2 course aims to develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions with mostly moderate motor traffic flows (where riders encounter vehicles with progressively greater frequency in each module). It also prepares riders for cycling on more complex, often busier or faster roads and junctions. Bikeability is government-recognised, practical and professional training; cyclists are definitely more skilled and confident once they’ve taken part. Well done to all the children who have successfully completed this training. We hope you have found it helpful and worthwhile.