Welcome to the Swans' Class page!
Welcome to Swans' class page and a very happy new year too! We are delighted with how well the children in Swans have come back with very positive and enthusiastic attitudes towards their learning.
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 Tuesday morning. Mrs Bird is in our classroom to teach us on a Wednesday for either a morning or afternoon too and we will complete PE on this day too.
For this term our topic is all about the human body. We will be finding out about how it works, including the circulatory system and will even be looking at real hearts! The blocks that we will study are:
Weeks 1, 2 and 3: Computing/ICT
Weeks 4 and 5: History
Weeks 6 and 7: Art
Weeks 8 and 9: Geography
Week 10: D&T
Weel 11: Music
Week 12: RE
For English this term, our chosen book of study will be Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. We will be looking in depth at the complex themes that arise throughout the story and will be completing tasks based upon these weekly.
For writing, below you can find the genres that we will be studying this term:
Weeks 1 and 2: Diary Entry
Weeks 3 and 4: Persuasive argument
Weeks 5 and 6: Newspaper report
Weeks 7 and 8: Dialogue through narrative
Weeks 9 and 10: Narrative
Week 11: Editing skills
Week 12: Poetry
Weeks 1 and 2: Perimeter and area
Weeks 3 and 4: Number- multiplication and division inc prime numbers, multiples etc.
Weeks 5 and 6: Fractions
Weeks 7 and 8:Fractions
Weeks 9 and 10:Revision and Testing
Weeks 11 and 12: Problem solving/investigations/consolidation
Weeks 1 and 2: Decimals
Weeks 3 and 4: Percentages
Week 5: Algebra
Weeks 6 and 7: Ratio
Weeks 8 and 9: Measurement
Weeks 10 and 11: Properties of shape
Week 12: Problem solving/investigations/consolidation
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.
Maths and Times tables resources
Multiplication Pairs (Jamtec)
Multiply Wiz (Rocket Studio)
Abby Speed Math (a girly game)
Ace Kids Math Word Problems
My Times Tables (Who Made This)
Fun Times Tables 2 x 2 = 4
The value for this term is: Perseverance
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.
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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