Class 6

MISS O’HARE
Welcome to Class 6

 Expectations of our class:

In Class 6, we are expected to have an excellent attitude towards our learning. We need to be sensible in class and always listen to and follow instructions. We must always put in 100% effort and “Go for Gold” in every lesson. We must respect the adults we work with and other members of our class. We know that we listen when others are talking and speak kindly to both children and adults. We obey the class rules, school rules and the “Power of Five”. Finally, we are taught to persevere with all our work and to never give up.

We have fun in Class 6 and earn table points and merits which earn us certificates in assembly and go towards a reward at the end of each term. Each week, we have homework to do which is usually a Maths and Literacy activity and Spellings to learn. We read at least 3 times a week at home (most of us read every day) and we try to read to an adult as well. We also practise our times tables and division facts which are very important in Year 5. If we don’t know our facts, we will find maths hard.

Highlights of the year:

We have many highlights in Class 6. We go on a trip to Reading Museum in the Autumn term to help us when we are studying the Victorians. It is a fun day as we also get to dress up as Victorian children. We also go swimming in this term and this is where we learn and develop key swimming skills at the Leisure Centre! In the Spring term, we practise for our production which we normally do with Class 5 before the Easter holidays. It’s really fun because we get to sing, dance and act! Also in the Spring Term, we design and create our own Mayan masks as part of our History topic about the Maya Civilisation. In the Summer term, we go on a boat trip up the River Thames and try and spot different river features and wildlife that we have been studying in our Rivers topic in Geography.

Key topics in our class:

We start the year learning about the Victorians in History, and Earth/Space and Forces in Science. In the Spring term, we study the Ancient Maya in History and learn about Materials in Science.

In the Summer term, our topic for Geography is Rivers and Oceans. We learn about pollution and river features. In Science, we start learning more about puberty as well as Living Things and their Habitats. Throughout the year, we study different aspects of RE including Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Key documents:

Any important information about trips and other activities will be sent out via “Parentmail” – it is good to check your e-mails every week and make a note of any important dates.

Useful resources for our class/parent volunteers:

Pringles tubes for music activities

Junk Modelling/Recyclable Materials for DT work where we create fairground rides for the rest of the school to have a go on (Summer Term)

Newspapers to put on tables when painting

Old shirts for painting!

Helpful/useful websites:

These are some of the websites we have found useful when in Class 6:

Mathletics – Maths (internet)

https://ttrockstars.com/ – Maths (internet)

Topmarks – Maths (internet)

coolmath4kids.com – Maths (internet)

coolmath-games.com – Maths (internet)

squeebles – Times Tables (APP)

topmarks.co.uk/english-games – English (internet)

spellzone.com – Spellings (internet)

BBC Bitesize KS2 – Maths, Literacy & Science (internet)

Recommended books/authors:

We enjoy reading a range of books in Class 6 but some of our favourite titles and authors are:

Pamela Butcher novels, Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Anthony Horowitz, Dork Diaries, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Ryan, Jim Smith