Class teacher: Mr Sam Miller
LSA: Mrs Tracey Bevan
Welcome to Kingfisher Class; the year 5/6 class. We are a class of 27 children with 15 year 6s and 12 year 5s.
We hope you had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer holidays and are ready to get back into the full swing of work.
This term our topic is 'Mmm... chocolate', which is a science, history and geography topic based on chocolate. To view this term's medium term plan, please click here.
This term we will be having PE every week on a Monday (swimming will start for 4 weeks from week 2) and Wednesday, where we will be focusing on gymnastics.
To view this term's homework grid please click here.
Please read the attached document for one of the SPAG homework options for how the brain processes text.
This term we will be continuing with the children learning two words from the year 5/6 list provided by the government (please click here) and three words that they are spelling incorrectly in their English books. If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to ask me (spelling tests will start in week 2).
If your child is struggling with learning their spellings, please click here for a range of strategies to help them learn their spellings.
This week Kingfisher's have been working hard on their innovated adventure story based on Charlie Bucket. They have also been working on decimals in maths and getting ready for the tag rugby competition in a couple of weeks time. Mrs Critten has also been teaching music to the class (they were very relieved that it wasn't me!) Remember we have a chocolatier workshop next week.
This week has been a very eventful week with us celebrating Roald Dahl day, inventing our own chocolate bars and creating a television advert for it. We also had 4 of the year 5/6 boys represent Pensford in a cross country tournament, finishing in a very impressive second place overall! Swimming lessons have already began, where the instructors said how impressed they were with the class' swimming abilities already! The class have continued to work very hard this week and am sure this will continue.
What a fantastic first week back the children have had. They've come back with a brilliant work ethos; working their hardest in every lesson. The year 5s have settled in extremely well to the routine of Kingfisher Class and I have been very impressed with how well the year 6 have adapted to their role as a reception buddy. Remember that we have swimming starting on Monday and it's Roald Dahl Day on Thursday.