Welcome to the Year 5 & 6 (Willow Class) Page
I am delighted to welcome your child to Willow Class and I am pleased to introduce myself, Miss Allan, as your child’s class teacher for 2017.
Our topic for this half term is 'Identity'.
Our curriculum statements available under the ‘Our Learning’ tab, the documents below will give more information about the curriculum in Willow Class:
- Willow Class Newsletter September 2017 (.pdf)
- Willow Class Long Term Topic Overview September 2017 (.pdf)
- Willow Class Timetable September 2017 (.pdf)
- White Rose Maths Curriculum Overview for Year 6, 2017 (.pdf)
- Mental Maths Targets Explained March 2017 (.pdf)
- School Trip to France 15th June 2018 - Year 4/5 and 6 (.pdf)
- Musical Theatre Club 11 - 18 December 2017 All School (.pdf)
Mr Cairns (external coach) will deliver PE lessons on Wednesday afternoons and the children will be going swimming this term on Friday mornings. Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is kept in school throughout the entire week anyway and that children with long hair have a bobble so that they can tie it back. Also any jewellery must be removed for PE or, if it cannot be, a piece of tape will be placed over it for safety reasons.
Willow Class are very lucky to be involved with the Queen Ethelberga’s Inspire Performance outreach programme this term. This will involve the children participating in high-quality performing arts and PE provision at Kirby Hill each Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that the children have their PE kits with them on a Thursday in case they are needed.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned to school the following Tuesday, unless stated otherwise. It will include a Maths and SPaG task, spellings and reading. In addition, a topic project may be given to the children to complete over a number of weeks.
- Maths/SPaG Task – These will cover a range of topics from the maths and SPaG curriculum for the children to complete. I will give the children the set for the whole half term but they just need to complete one per week for maths and SPaG - they are numbered to avoid confusion. I will also include the answer booklets in case they are needed if your child gets stuck; however there is no need to mark them as we will go through them during school time. Towards the beginning of the year, there may be some elements that the children have not yet covered within class so working with your child to complete them may be beneficial. If there are any problems, please encourage your child to let me know.
- Spellings- Spellings should be practised at home and will be tested weekly on the following Tuesday. I will give the children the set for the whole half term but they just need to learn one list (rule) per week (although I may only choose a selection to be tested). It would benefit the children to find other words that followed the same rule, write the words in sentences or find the meanings of any words they are unsure of. I will include some extra paper for the children to practise and, if you wish, to complete any of those extra suggested activities.
- Reading – We are carrying out a challenge in Willow Class to see how many words each child can read within the year. When the children have finished a book, a parent or another adult needs to complete the reading challenge record and sign it so that the words can be counted (by a computer at school!) and it can be included on our challenge wall. Children should be reading regularly at home and need to bring their book into school each day.