It has been wonderful getting to know the children this week and I am really looking forward to the year ahead. Y5/6 are such a wonderful class!
On Monday, we had fun playing some games and asking lots of questions about the year ahead. We are really excited about our new class text: Holes. In maths, we have been looking at place value and have really impressed both Miss Cheetham and Mr Pritchard with our understanding.
Just a few bits of information:
Homework will be given on Wednesdays and will be reviewed together on a Tuesday. There will be different homework for Y5 and Y6 and this can usually be found on the pages at the top of the blog.
Spellings will be given on Mondays and tested on Fridays.
PE will be on Monday and Thursdays.
Over the summer, our parent mailing system has been updated. This has unfortunately caused some emails to be delivered into SPAM folders. If you haven’t been receiving emails please check your spam folders and ‘unspam’ the school address to ensure you receive future emails.
We’ve had a lovely week in Y5/6. In English we have completed our big writes which were a non-chronological report about The Common House Brownie. In Maths, Y5 have focussed on working with decimals. Y6 have spent time focussing on percentages as well as completing an arithmetic paper. For PE we enjoyed trying out a Mayan game called Pok-ta-Pok or Pok-a-tok. In RE we explored the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In PSHE we have been thinking about how we would respond in an emergency and we’ll be learning some basic first aid over next few weeks. We enjoyed observing a live mass from Sheffield Cathedral for Ascension yesterday. We ended the week creating our own stories based on SUPER DUPER YOU by Sophy Henn. Our stories are all about celebrating being unique.
This week has been really lovely in class. We have focussed on settling back into routines and normal lessons.
On Monday, we read the final two chapters of Spiderwick Chronicles and across the week we looked at the features of a good story ending. After lunch on Monday, we enjoyed a guided meditation. Many of the children enjoyed the opportunity to stop and just take some time to be calm and quiet.
On Tuesday, in maths we looked at translations and coordinates. For our PE lesson we complete one of the South Yorkshire School Games activities. In groups, we created maps of the school playground and created physical challenges at places around the school site. There were lots of fun challenges including squats, burpees, star jumps amongst many others!
Wednesday, we explored the ancient cities of the Maya. It was interesting to act like historians and think about what the evidence told us about the Maya. The cities had many amazing buildings with intricately carved stone.
On Thursday, we moved on to reflections in maths. We also enjoyed a computing lesson with Mrs Sadler.
Friday, we looked at the use of apostrophes in English and focussed on how to use apostrophes for plural possession. Friday afternoon, we enjoyed some RE painting- re-creating an image of the cross in the sunset.
Quick message from Mrs Bruce for children that are in school tomorrow (Tuesday 19th January) Please come in your PE kit.
Quick message from Mrs Bruce for children that are in school tomorrow (Tuesday 12th January) Please come in your PE kit.
This week has been so lovely with all the children enjoying all the different christmassy activities. We’ve solved mysteries, had parties, watched the film of our class novel, watched a pantomime, had Christmas dinner, made decorations and calendars- it’s been so busy!
I just want to say a huge thankyou for presents and cards that children have brought for me. It has been a really wonderful term with all the children in Y5/6 and I can’t wait to see what we get up to next year!
Remember to look out for the Christmas nativities, carol service and activities on Google Classroom for home learning on Monday and Tuesday next week.
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Miss Cheetham x
This Friday is Save the Children Christmas jumper day.
The children will be taking part in a Santa Dash around the school grounds and are invited to wear a Christmas jumper with their school uniform and trainers. We would be grateful for donations to Save the Children via Parentpay.
Thank you for your support.