Welcome to Spiders’ Class Page.
Our teacher is Miss Hannah Mansell and our teaching Assistant is Mrs Charlie Boardman.
English (combined with Topic)
This term, we are going to be ensuring that we understand how to accuraltey structure sentences; we will be identifying and using noun phrases and expanded noun phrases as well as a variety of sentence types. Our English will be combined with our history topic: The Horrible History of London. We will be researching about different events that have happened in the past and writing diary extracts and newspaper articles about them. Our trip to London will provide us with all the inspiration we need!
We will be continuing with our spellings in preparation for secondary school by using the No Nonsense Spelling scheme.
Our focus in maths this term will be on place value and understanding of number. We will be learning how to: read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit; round any whole number to a requrired degree of accuracy; use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero; begin to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the skills above. We will then move onto calculation strategies working with the four operations.
Our overarching theme for science is: Thinking Scientifically. We will be learning how to: raise questions with a dependent and independent variable; carry out an investigation and formulate predictions relating to variables; write a scientific method for our experiment and; interpret reults and ask further questions from them.
This term, we will be looking at: Christian codes for living; investigating and comparing Christian beliefs to a non-religious belief system; understanding how beliefs can help us with difficult questions and; identifying our own moral codes.
We will be thinking about and learning: how we can feel valued and welcome and know how to make others feel the same; to understand our own wants and needs and compare these with children in different communities; to understand that our actions affect ourselves; to empathise with others; to contribute to a group and understand how best to function as a whole; to understand why our school community can benefit from a Learning Charter and how we can help others by being role models.
We will be using our Charanga scheme of work.
Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please have your kit on these days and ensure that it is weather appropriate – we will go outside as much as we can! We will be using our new Real PE scheme of work to practise and consolidate skills as well as learning and playing different sporting activities.
In computing, we will be learning how to use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content. This will tie in with our English and Topic.
Learner of the Week
Super gold –
Star pupil –
Super star –
Greentrees Giant –
Home Learning – Term 1-4
We will be setting a range of home learning activities which the children should complete each week. There is a step up in expectations, as we feel that this is good preparation for secondary school. It will also help to prepare the children for end of Key Stage 2 testing.
Each child has be given a Homework Diary where they can write down instructions or make notes. It is also a place where parents may comment on any specific problems.
Each child will be given an English related activity to complete each week. This may be a reading comprehension task, or a grammar, punctuation and spelling task. The work will be set on a Monday and should be completed and returned to school on the Thursday of the same week. Children are also expected to read at least 5 times per week and should record their reading in the homework diary, rather than in a reading record book. They should try to read a range of text for enjoyment and to support learning. Children should continue to learn spellings from the Y5/6 word list and will bring home 6 targeted spellings each week to learn for their test on Friday.
Each child will be given a log in for SPAG.com where they can access activities to support their learning in Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
In year 6, children will be set a few specific maths activities to complete using the Mathletics program every week. These activities will be set on a Wednesday, with an expectation that they are completed by the following Wednesday, and will relate to our learning in maths lessons. It is also important that children continue to learn multiplication and division facts, and are encouraged to use maths in a range of practical situations at home.
We have a Maths Passports box in our classroom. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved. If your passport is in the box, we will be able to verify that you have achieved that skill and tick it off!