We have a had amazing time in year 5/6 this week. Year 6 have been working really hard on their practice maths SATs papers. They have all showed so much determination and resilience and Miss Cheetham and I have been so proud.
We have had a great time on Thursday for National Poetry Day. The whole class have worked brilliantly learning about different styles of poetry and spoken word. They have created their own poems in small groups and performed them to the whole class. The videos should be available on google classroom.
Friday was mental health day. We have done some interesting mindfulness activities including a mindfulness walk, guided meditation and mindful colouring. All children have really engaged in the activities and due to popular request we aim to continue the mindful mediations throughout our school week.
Looking forward to next week. Mr Pritchard and Miss Cheetham
Here are some photos from poetry day:
We have uploaded the amazing videos to the Google classroom for children to share with parents if you wish.
We’ve had another wonderful week in Y5/6. The Y6’s have represented the school excellently during their bikeability and have learnt skills to keep themselves and others safe whilst travelling on their bikes.
During this time the Y5’s have explored picture books and created their own stories. We discovered that children’s stories often include animals and contain a message to teach the children. This formed part of our success criteria for making our own books.
Yesterday, we enjoyed Red Dance workshops on our launch day for Black History Month. Alongside this we explored Mae Jemison and have created posters about all the wonderful things she has done- not only being the First black woman in space but also the projects she has taken on since then.
The Y5’s from our class have completed their sports leaders training today. We are really excited to see the children sharing the games and activities they have learnt with the younger children.
Amongst all the excitement, we have managed to fit in maths and English. In English, we have read another 3 chapters of our class text Holes. Chapter 7 was particularly exciting as we discovered the back story behind Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather!
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.
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.
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.