Years 5 and 6 are taught in ‘vertical classes’. We have three Year 5/6 classes. Class 5/6L is taught by Mrs Little, Class 5/6J is taught by Miss Selina James and Class 5/6K is taught by Mr Matthew Kearney. All three classes are regularly supported by the school’s teaching assistant team.
For English and Maths, the children are grouped into four class groups, with Mrs Chris Cossar, the deputy headteacher, taking the fourth class.
Details of the curriculum plans, parent newsletters and assessment resources can be accessed below.
Supporting learning at home
We want every child in our school to enjoy learning, build their self-esteem and make individual progress. In order to support this your child will have homework sent home regularly. They should aim to complete as much as possible independently and can speak to their teachers if they have any concerns or questions.
It is also incredibly important that children experience learning from the world around them through exploring new places, visiting museums, reading a variety of texts and playing outdoors. This is even more important as we move further through the school year. Children may begin to feel anxious or overwhelmed and it is important that they have time to relax and opportunities to learn in the real world around them rather than just in formal learning. We always love to hear about what the children have been doing outside of school.
Ideas for developing Maths skills
‘Real life’ Maths is especially important to help your child develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. For example,
- Paying for items in the shop
- Managing and saving their own money
- Working with time, such as timetabling their day, working out cinema times and planning journeys
- Playing maths based games and solving maths riddles
- Building, drawing and creating objects using a variety of materials
Websites with games to build Maths skills:
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (This is great for times tables practice- we often play this in class)
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3 (General Maths games)
- http://www.mathematicshed.com (Great for challenges and riddles)
This website is also good for Grammar based games. It also includes some explanations for common methods and terminology that might be used in school:
Please note: These are external sites so we cannot guarantee the content. However, please let us know if the link does not work or if there is anything inappropriate. Also, please be aware that some are made for tablets and others for both tablets and PC.
We are continuing to implement an adapted format for Spelling within school this year. This involves having a small set of words that are practised within class and at home over a number of weeks. We will explore and learn these words through games, challenges and within our daily talk time and English sessions. We will not be completing weekly spelling tests in class.
Please support your child in learning their spellings through the tasks sent home and the activities on the English page of the website. Certain games and activities can also be downloaded from the English page and used at home.