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 Autumn Term.
Your teachers are:-
Miss Wright (Class Teacher)
Mr. Evans (Teacher)
Mrs Bevin (Teacher)
Miss Furlong (Teaching Assistant)
This autumn term is going to be both a productive and interesting one. Our class topic is ‘The Class That Biked Around The World' which is a Geography topic based on the book ‘The Boy That Biked Around The World’ by Alastair Humphreys. This is an adventure story about a boy cycling around the world. By following the boy’s adventures, we will also stop to discover many things about the world. We will be starting from our local region and then moving through the UK where we will be studying many aspects of the British Isles. After that we will continue through Europe, then on to Africa and finally, who knows?
This topic also provides the opportunity to link in many other areas of the curriculum. These areas include: Art, Design Technology, Maths and Computing. There are also many opportunities to develop the children's literacy skills by writing: letters, diaries, poetry, reports and stories.
In Geography we will be naming and locating counties and cities of the United Kingdom. We will learning about different geographical regions around the world and identifying their human and physical characteristics. We will also learn to understand how some of these aspects have changed over time. We will be comparing cities in the U.K. with cities around the world.
In Art we will use different methods, colour and a variety of tools and techniques to express mood. We will experiment with line, tone and shade when drawing. Also, we will learn simple ways to show perspective.
In Design Technology we will be exploring framed structures and creating prototypes of shelters for a child that is cycling around the world.
We will have weekly Spanish lessons and we will be learning new vocabulary and Spanish phrases.
During PSHE lessons we will be focusing on friendships. How to form healthy friendships and maintain them.
In Music we will be learning to sing ‘Livin on a Prayer’. We will focus on the structure of the song and complete listening and appraisal activities.
We have P.E. on Mondays for which we will need a full indoor and outdoor PE kit. This term we will focus on general fitness and stamina. On Thursdays we will also need our swimming kit.
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. Over the weekend we would like your child to read the reading comprehension set on Purple Mash, then they can complete the questions.
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 - Purple Mash Reading/comprehension & Spelling
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.