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Warwick Castle Parents Presentation

Welcome to the Swans' Class page!


Welcome to Swans' class page. In years 5 and 6 we have Mrs Daley teaching us and also are very lucky to have Mr Edwards help with our PE on a Monday afternoon. 

For this term our  topic is Knights and we will be learning all about King Arthur and what life was like as a knight in the Dark Ages. We have many exciting events planned for this term such as our trip to Warwick Castle.


Here is what we are currently focussing on in our learning:


Guided Reading:

We are currently reading Arthur: High King of Britain by Michael Morpurgo. We are focusing on the part after Arthur has pulled the sword from the stone and is learning about his destiny. The children will be using the book to look at new vocabulary and phrases, inferring what they mean. They will also be putting themselves in the characters' shoes in order to understand different events that happen.



Year 6- addition and subtraction.

Year 5- Place value of numbers to 10,000,000. 




We will be learning about non-chronological reports for the next few weeks. T he children will be writing non-chronological reports about Knight's. They will be analysing some non-chronological reports, looking at features such as headings, sub-headings and captions. Then, they will be conducting some research before planning and writing their reports. Our trip to Warwick Castle will tie in with our research. Our SPaG focus for this week is conjunctions. The children will be learning the difference between coordinating and subordinating conjunctions whilst thinking about how to use them in their writing.


D and T. 

For the next few weeks, we will be learning about trebuchets. The children will be analysing, creating prototypes and then they will create their  own trebuchet's. We will use our trip to Warwick Castle to help us with this as we will be talking to a trebuchet expert! 





Maths homework will be issued fortnightly and will be stuck in the children's homework books. 


Spellings from the National Curriculum list will be issued weekly and the children will be tested on a Friday in their homework books. For this reason, please can you ensure that the homework book will need to be in school every Friday. This is so that you can see how well the children have performed in their test. 


Reading both fluently and with understanding is a key foundation of all learning and allows the children to access other areas of the curriculum. To develop their reading comprehension, we would like the children to read 4 times a week. Ideally this would be reading aloud to an adult who would then be able to talk to the children about specific pieces of vocabulary and to discuss the story to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills. We understand that this is not always possible, but if you could encourage the children to read regularly and then talk to you about their reading, this will benefit them in all areas of the curriculum. 


Termly Topic will be issued during the first few weeks of term. A copy will be stuck in the children's homework books. 


Please check this page regularly for updates.

Christian Values


The value for this term is  Thankfulness..


Weekly Awards


STAR OF THE WEEK - This is awarded to the child who has impressed the teachers. This could be for a range of reasons including ; asking an outstanding question, a 'light bulb moment', persisting with challenging work, a superb piece of writing or problem solving, a high quality piece of creative work.


Evie- For being a kind, considerate and enthusiastic learner. 



CLASS DOJO WINNER - The children earn Dojo's by behaving well, making good decisions, as a reward for high quality work, being helpful and any other positive behaviour that is observed by the staff across the school. The child who has earned the most points each week is the Dojo Winner. 





HOT CHOCOLATE WINNER - This is awarded to the best behaved child in class each week. 



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