Year 5 and 6 Autumn Term 2021 Hello and a warm welcome to Year 5 and 6. The class teacher is Miss Llio Davies and Mrs Rhian Jones will be an assistant in the class. Miss Jones will be teaching the class every Wednesday afternoon. Our topic for this term will be ‘Farm to Fork’. The learners’ voice and ideas are at the heart of the learning. We encourage you to discuss the class activities with your child and to bring in any relevant pictures, books, artefacts and ideas for guest speakers. Below are the themes we will study within the different subjects: Languages, Literacy and Communication: We study Welsh and English in alternating blocks of a fortnight each. Our literacy work will go hand in hand with our topic work as well as our class novel ‘Out of Ashes’ by Michael Morpurgo, which is based on the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001. The writing genres for this term are: a speech, instructions, formal letter, diary and a newspaper report. Read Write Inc: The children will have a 20 minute Read Write Inc session daily to teach English spelling patterns. The children will change their books once they have finished reading the previous one. In addition, the class teacher will be reading with the children, therefore it’s important that they bring their reading bag every day. It is very important that you read with your child every day and discuss or ask questions about what they have read. Reading records will be sent home, therefore when you read with your child, could you please note down in the reading record. You are welcome to read other books, magazines, newspaper with them, as I strongly believe that a child should enjoy what they are reading. Mathematics and Numeracy: The main aspects we will be studying this term are: place value, addition and subtraction, temperature, multiplication and division, fractions, money and mass. In addition to this, we will be practicing mental maths and developing our ability to reason. This is an outline of our theme work for the term but there will also be tasks and activities based on any ideas the children have Science and Technology: This terms unit of work will be based on food and diet, the human body including the digestive system, food groups and living a healthy life. In addition, we will be gardening, cooking food from our garden and learning how to cook a variety of other things. Humanities: This term we will learn about food within religions, looking at food from different countries around the world, food miles, importing and exporting, fair trade and food rations in the Second World War. Health and Wellbeing: We will be learning about the importance of healthy eating and keeping active. These lessons will take place on a Monday. The children will need to bring their PE clothes in a bag which includes: a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. A pair of socks is advised if a child wears skirt and tights. They will need to leave their kit in school for the half term. The wellbeing topics will be new beginnings, co-operating and quarrelling and saying ‘No to bullying’. Expressive Arts: We will be learning to sketch food, emulating the work of the artist Jason Mecier. They will be singing and composing call and response songs as well as learning Harvest and Christmas songs. Homework: The children will receive Maths homework every two weeks and in the other weeks the children will be asked to complete a themed task. Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Friday.
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Year 5 and 6 Autumn Term 2021 Hello and a warm welcome to Year 5 and 6. The class teacher is Miss Llio Davies and Mrs Rhian Jones will be an assistant in the class. Miss Jones will be teaching the class every Wednesday afternoon. Our topic for this term will be ‘Farm to Fork’. The learners’ voice and ideas are at the heart of the learning. We encourage you to discuss the class activities with your child and to bring in any relevant pictures, books, artefacts and ideas for guest speakers. Below are the themes we will study within the different subjects: Languages, Literacy and Communication: We study Welsh and English in alternating blocks of a fortnight each. Our literacy work will go hand in hand with our topic work as well as our class novel ‘Out of Ashes’ by Michael Morpurgo, which is based on the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001. The writing genres for this term are: a speech, instructions, formal letter, diary and a newspaper report. Read Write Inc: The children will have a 20 minute Read Write Inc session daily to teach English spelling patterns. The children will change their books once they have finished reading the previous one. In addition, the class teacher will be reading with the children, therefore it’s important that they bring their reading bag every day. It is very important that you read with your child every day and discuss or ask questions about what they have read. Reading records will be sent home, therefore when you read with your child, could you please note down in the reading record. You are welcome to read other books, magazines, newspaper with them, as I strongly believe that a child should enjoy what they are reading. Mathematics and Numeracy: The main aspects we will be studying this term are: place value, addition and subtraction, temperature, multiplication and division, fractions, money and mass. In addition to this, we will be practicing mental maths and developing our ability to reason. This is an outline of our theme work for the term but there will also be tasks and activities based on any ideas the children have Science and Technology: This terms unit of work will be based on food and diet, the human body including the digestive system, food groups and living a healthy life. In addition, we will be gardening, cooking food from our garden and learning how to cook a variety of other things. Humanities: This term we will learn about food within religions, looking at food from different countries around the world, food miles, importing and exporting, fair trade and food rations in the Second World War. Health and Wellbeing: We will be learning about the importance of healthy eating and keeping active. These lessons will take place on a Monday. The children will need to bring their PE clothes in a bag which includes: a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. A pair of socks is advised if a child wears skirt and tights. They will need to leave their kit in school for the half term. The wellbeing topics will be new beginnings, co-operating and quarrelling and saying ‘No to bullying’. Expressive Arts: We will be learning to sketch food, emulating the work of the artist Jason Mecier. They will be singing and composing call and response songs as well as learning Harvest and Christmas songs. Homework: The children will receive Maths homework every two weeks and in the other weeks the children will be asked to complete a themed task. Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Friday.
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