Welcome to 5/6KR
The 5/6KR Team
Mrs Romain - Class Teacher
Mrs Tiplady - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Highley - Teaching Assistant
We will also be supported throughout the week by Mrs Bradley.
Thursday afternoons will be taught by Mrs Somers-Joce.
This term we will be focussing on Romans . Our topic work will include: the Roman Invasion of Britain; the Roman army; the differences between land use in the UK in Roman times and land use now; Roman food; what the Romans did for us and will include a school visit to a local area of significance in the Roman period (for example, a trip to Eboracum).
This term we will be completing our studies on electricity - including an exciting experiment - and then moving on to think about different materials and their properties. This will involve some more practical activities - dissolving, melting and evaporating all appear in this area of science!
Year 5 will be learning about the different areas of geometry (shapes and their properties, how to draw and measure angles) and about measures (including finding the perimeter and area of different shapes). There are some helpful videos that link to our previous and current maths topics that can be found by following the link at the bottom of the page.
Year 6 are currently revising hard for their SATs tests during the week beginning May 8th. Once they have taken their tests, their maths work will involve applying their skills in more practical ways to solve problems.
This half term, we are thinking about developing our descriptive writing to make our characters and story settings as interesting and realistic as possible. After the half term break, we will be looking at modern classic fiction - focussing on Harry Potter and the magical world he lives in.
Our new class book will be Artemis Fowl, which tells the story of a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy and demands a ransom. The fairies, however, are not to be trifled with - they want their police officer back, and they will stop at nothing to avoid parting with the large stash of 24-carat gold that Artemis is demanding.
Days to make a note of
Maths skills assessment. Assessments will be marked and sent home with answer sheets to support learning.
Spellings homework will be given out each Wednesday afternoon and is due back the following Wednesday morning. Spellings will also be tested on a Wednesday.
5/6KR will have PE each Wednesday afternoon.
Grammar Hammer assessment.
5/6KR will have PE each Friday afternoon.
Please note that reading records are monitored throughout the week and must be brought into school every day. Please read with your child at home, as it has a really positive impact on their learning.
To support with changes to the PE timetable during some half terms, we ask if indoor and outdoor PE kits are brought into school on Mondays and returned home on Fridays. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit and footwear. As per the school policy, this includes a white t-shirt, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers or pumps. Children who do not have kit in school will be asked to wear spare kit.
If children wear earrings, they must be able to withdraw them before the lesson as we cannot cover them up with plasters or surgical tape. Children are still susceptible to injury even when covered. If your child has recently had their ear pierced and require healing time, could you please send a letter with your child, including date of piercing, to excuse them from the lesson(s). If you are planning for your child to have their ear pierced in the future, please consider the above information with regards to missing PE sessions.