Albury & Puller Nursery & Primary Schools

Albury Year 5/6 class page

Welcome to Class 3

Class Teacher - Mrs Maskell

Art Teacher - Mrs Mackervoy

Cover teacher - Mrs Mac Leod

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Mulvey

Summer Term Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • PSHE
  • Music
  • MFL
  • Computing
  • Art and Design
  • PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timetable Spring 2022

 

 

 

Home Learning 

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 

Festival of Literature 2022

Class 3 pupils are really looking forward to The Bishop's Stortford Festival of Literature; even more than usual as this year. This is because we will be attending talks given by three authors whose books appear on our 100 Book Challenge: David Olusoga, Phil Earle and MG Leonard.

Class Reader -

When The Sky Falls by Phil Earle

As the Second World War escalates and bombs start to fall, Joseph is charged with protecting Adonis the gorilla in this nerve-shreddingly tense thriller based on a true story.

Inspired by a true story. It's 1940, and Joseph has been packed off to stay with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no great fondness for children. To Joseph's amazement, she owns the rundown city zoo where Joseph meets Adonis, a huge silverback gorilla. Adonis is ferociously strong and dangerous, but Joseph finds he has an affinity with the lonely beast. But when the bombs begin to fall, it is up to Joseph to guard Adonis's cage should it be damaged by a blast. Will Joseph be ready to pull the trigger if it comes to it?

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. 

Some brand new additions to our bookshelves are below:

        

Mrs Maskell has already read each of these new titles and highly recommends them all!

 

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.

 

Road Dahl Day 21st October 2021

The children had lots of fun dressing up as character's from Roald Dahl's much-loved story James and The Giant Peach.

DT Drop Down Day - Puppets

We had such a great time, researching, designing, making and evaluating our very own puppets.  All the children wanted to challenge themselves to make a highly technical marionette, complete with hand-stitched clothes.