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 enjoyable week off and are ready to get back into the full swing of work.
This term our topic is 'who let the gods out?', which is a topic based on Ancient Greece. To view this term's medium term plan, please click here.
This term we will be alternating having PE every week, whether it be on Monday and Wednesday or Monday and Thursday because we will be having a music teacher from Chew Valley Secondary School come in different days every week to teach music to the class.
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, the children are going to take more of an ownership of the words that they learn for their spellings. I want them to learn no more than 5 words a week. Two 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.
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 we have been doing a lot of work on the Ancient Greeks: we have created our own family tree of the Greek gods, found out lots of information about the Trojan War as well as the year 6 getting to design their own Greek vases in Forest School. In English, the class have also started to write their own mythical story based on a Greek mythical creature. We have been finishing division with long division, which I'm pleased to say the class got the hang of it by the end of the week. In spellings, we have also been looking at different methods of spelling challenging words, which we have all enjoyed- especially learning floccinaucinihilipilification and thinking how we would spell phydaughterglope/ fidortergloap.
What a busy week we have had with all the visitors come to teach us. We started the week with having an African drumming workshop, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. We've also had a local historian come in for two afternoons to teach us what Pensford was like during the medieval times. Our football team was also in action, playing against Bishop Sutton, which after a very hard fought game resulted in a 3-1 loss. Year 5 also went to Forest School to learn about the Ancient Egyptians: a very busy week!