Welcome to Class Five
We would like to welcome everyone to the Class Five page. The staff in our class are looking forward to the Summer Term.
Your teachers are:-
Miss Wright (Class Teacher)
Mr. Evans (Teacher)
Mrs Bevin (Teacher)
Miss Furlong (Teaching Assistant)
At the start of the Summer term, we will be continuing with our ‘Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans' topic which was started last term and all the children are really enjoying it. There are still some aspects of the topic we have yet to complete.
After we have finished this topic, we will start a topic called ‘Liverpool’. As the title suggests, it will focus on our home city. This topic will combine skills and knowledge from various areas of the curriculum but will mainly focus on Geography and History.
In History, we will explore a timeline of Liverpool and examine how it developed from a small village into an international port. We will look at Liverpool’s involvement in the slave trade and the effects of World War II on the city. We will compare historical resources to develop a deeper understanding of the different periods of Liverpool’s history and make comparisons between then and the present day.
In Geography, we will use maps and atlases to investigate where Liverpool is in relation to other places around the world. We will research Liverpool to discover the human and physical features nearby.
In Art we will be looking at the artist Ben Johnston’s skyline (created for Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008). We will add collage to a painted and drawn background using a range of media, different techniques, colours and textures in order to create our own collage of Liverpool’s skyline.
In Music we will continue to have ukulele lessons every week, but we will also be listening to music from Liverpool, including music from The Beatles . We will listen, appraise, learn and perform some of the songs.
In D.T. we will be learning about gears, levers and pulleys. After exploring how they work, we will use our knowledge to plan, make and evaluate a model of a theme park or play area that could be built in Liverpool and add to its tourist appeal.
We will have weekly Spanish lessons and we will be learning new vocabulary and Spanish phrases.
We have P.E. on Tuesdays (indoor kit is needed) and Thursdays (outdoor kit is needed). We will be focusing on dance and athletics.
Reading books are sent home every day; we expect your child to read every night and for an adult to record their reading journey in the Reading Record.
Children will receive their new spellings on a Monday and be tested on the following Monday. Their spellings will be sent home in a book with a blank page for them to practise next to their spelling list. Their homework will be checked daily. Please ensure your child is not just copying the word; they should be practising too. It is important to practise applying the rule that has been taught on a Monday. Children can be creative when practising by using different colours, writing the word in a sentence, writing it in bubble writing or in rainbow colours.
Children must ensure they are logging into TT Rockstars x 3 times weekly. In addition, the children will be given a certain times table to focus on for that week and this will be tested every week.
At the Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks we set as homework.
Obviously the level of engagement will depend on your child's age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.) The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very reading for all concerned. best results are achieved when homework is not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child's established routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
Monday - Spellings & Reading (Spelling Test)
Tuesday - Spellings & Reading
Wednesday - Spellings & Reading
Thursday - Spellings & Reading
Friday - Spelling & Reading
There is also an expectation that the children will go on TT Rockstars at least 3 times a week.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Class 5 team.
Thank you for your support.