Welcome to Spiders’ Class Page.
Our teacher is Miss Hannah Mansell and our teaching Assistant is Mrs Charlie Boardman.
This term, we will be studying books by the author Michael Morpurgo. We hope that his texts will inspire us to write some of our own narratives and descriptive writing in this style. The Giant’s Necklace will play a key part in our English as we will be writing a diary entry from the perspective of Cherry – the main character. Later on in the term, we will also be writing our own version of Raymond Brigg’s The Snowman to celebrate it’s 40th anniversay. Click here to play some English games at home!
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 all about fractions! We will be learning how to add and subtract fractions – both proper and improper – how to multiply fractions and multiply fractions by whole numbers as well as finding a fraction of an amount. We will be looking at different methods including bar modelling, finding the common denominator and finding the common numerator and will learn the skills which will enable us to identify the most effective method for the question we are faced with.
Our overarching theme for science is Inheritance and Evolution. This term, we will be looking at: why we are all different, variation and adaptation, moths, fossils and finally, we look at Mary Anning.
RE will be based around art and architecture. We will be thinking about how Christians portray their beliefs through art and sculpture, comparing differet church architecture and comapring a range of religious buildings. We will also be thinking about music in religious services.
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 Scratch so that we know how to use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs and can work with variables and various forms of input and output.
Each term we will learn some songs and rhymes and listen to some stories. We will continue to learn French sounds to help with our listening, speaking and writing. This term we will learn about the French speaking community in Morocco. Later this term we will learn about how to describe a visit in the present and a past tense.
SATs meeting information
Please click the link to access the PowerPoint which was used at the SATs information evening on Monday 3rd December 2018.
Learner of the Week
Our Learner of the Week is Cullen for an improvement in his independent learning!
Silver – Harry
Gold – Katherine, Rida, JP
Super gold –
Diamond – Emily
Star pupil – Evie
Super star – Mia, Rosetta
Greentrees Giant –
Congratualtions go to:
Summer, Anika, Jacob, Neve, Mia, Rida, Rosetta, Evie, Alex, Kodi, Melvin, Charlie, Thomas D, Ben, Alexandra, Rihanna, Andy, Levi, Oscar, Katherine, Michaela, Harry and JP!
Here are some photos of our trip to London.
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. Try these multiplcation games 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!