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Welcome to Y5/6s' class page

Year 5/6 staff

Class 5/6S

Teacher: Mrs Singleton

Teaching assistants: Mrs Fielding

 

Class 5/6H

Teacher: Mrs Horne

Teaching assistants: Mrs Boyden

 

Mr Woodrow and Mrs Bowden teach the Year 5 maths.

Staff photos

Left to right: 5/6S Mrs Singleton & Mrs Fielding; 5/6H Mrs Horne & Mrs Boyden.

Communication

Please check our class Twitter pages for regular updates and photographs about what we have been doing in class! 

 

https://twitter.com/Mrs_Singleton2

https://twitter.com/MrsHorne

 

Please use your child’s planner as a means of communication between home and school. We are interested in hearing about any achievements that your child has had, whether this be with their reading or out of school hobby! We want to be able to celebrate every success both in and out of school. If you want to discuss something with us face to face, please do not hesitate to arrange a time to see us.

 

We also use Seesaw as a means of communication and, sometimes, for homework.

Please ensure that you have both the child and parent logins.

 

PE days

 

PE day for the Y5/6 classes is on Tuesday (pm). Currently, due to covid reasons, the children are coming into school in their PE kit when it is their PE day.

Spring 2022 curriculum letter

Autumn 2021 curriculum letter

 

The Y5/6 classes are mixed-age classes with some year 5 children and some year 6 children.

We have a 2 year rolling curriculum to ensure that the children cover new and interesting topics each year.

 

This year our topics include:

  • WW2: as part of this topic we combine work from Science and Design Technology to create a model of an Anderson shelter with a working electrical circuit. We create our own stew - taking rationing limitations into consideration, of course! We also carry out a local study in Geography looking at human Geography in Chorley since 1930 and complete work linked to the moving novel, 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian.

  • Geography of North America: after recapping on geography of the world (e.g. continents, countries, equator), we narrow in on North America to find out about its environmental regions, countries and major cities in more detail.

  • The Kingdom of Benin: we learn about the ancient Kingdom of Benin, including the location, finding out about some of the Obas (rulers), learning what contributed to Benin's Golden Age and the reasons that led to the decline of the Benin Kingdom.

 

Science units throughout this year include:

  • Light Travelling
  • States of Matter and Reversible Change
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Electricity
  • The Circulatory System and the effect of exercise on the body

 

All this and so much more!

 

Please scroll down to see what we have been doing in class and for links to useful resources and websites.

 

Learning links

Maths

 

 Mathletics - https://login.mathletics.com/ (log in details in planner)

TT Rock Stars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/55641

 Maths dictionary - http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

 

Cross Curricular

 

 Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/balshaw   (same log in as mathletics) 
 

Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

 

Top Marks (inc Hit the Button) - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

 

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary 

 

Handwriting

 

Letter Join - https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/

 

Brain Exercise - Go Noodle - https://www.gonoodle.com/ 

 

Grammar

 

Games for spelling and grammar - wise up on your word classes and become confident with commas!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

 

Reading

 

Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Teach your monster to read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/  

 

Online Safety

 

Keeping children safe online - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/

E-safety for 11-13 year olds Information for children, parents and carers about keeping safe online.

E-safety for 8-10 year olds Games to teach 8-10 year olds about keeping safe online. There is also an are with information for parents.

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