Oak Class Updates
Class 5/6 Oak
Summer Term 2019 Newsletter
Welcome to the Summer Term; we are looking forward to our the last term with the Year 6 children and preparing the Year 5’s for their transition to their final year at Brigstock. We have lots of exciting things planned and are very much looking forward to our adventures on the Isle of Wight in July.
In history we will be learning about King John and the Magna Carta. We will move on to think about the reasons for, and outcome of , the Gun Powder Plot in 1605 and the Civil War of the 17th Century.
In literacy we will continue to work on our comprehension skills; answering a range of questions from different genres. The children will develop their grammar and punctuation skills through specific SPaG lessons as well as focuses within our written work. On 11th June we will be visited by two local Magistrates. Our classroom will become a court room and we will be completing a role play acivity about a cyber bullying; this will complement the persuasvie letter writing to our local MP. The chidlren will also write an explanation text about the Mary Rose and complete a piece of story writing.
In maths we will initially focus on measure, position and direction as well as opportunities to compare data. We will continue to rehearse and improve our calculation ability using reasoning and problem solving questions to develop our mathematical understating further.
In art we will be using clay to form a totem pole based on important elements in our lives.
We will be learning our May Day dances along with completing our PE sessions with Mr Marshall. Cricket coaching will start after the May half term.
This term we will continue to develop our understanding of British Values. We will focus on Relationship and Sex education in June. A letter will be sent out before these sessions commence so you are aware about the lesson content and delivery.
In science the children will be learning about the main organs of the human body and the circulatory system. Them will be planning and undertaking practical investigations and testing the fitness of their own bodies.
In RE we will be looking at the ‘Big Questions’ of religion. The children will have the opportunity to debate and express an opinion. They will relate to Christianity but make connections to other religions.
The children are taking time this term to create a year book which will be a celebration of their time at Brigstock School as well as a culmination of memories. They are required to use a number of formatting skills to achieve their end result.
The children will have the opportunity to practice their musical talents and will enjoy performing their end of year production together.
Year 6 SATs
The Year 6 SATs tests will take place during the week beginning Monday 13th May. There will be a separate letter explaining the arrangements for that week but the Year 6’s will have a range of activities run by Mrs Griggs and Mrs Ettridge each morning before school and Miss Kirby will provide breakfast for the children at the beginning of each day (Monday to Thursday).
We look forward to an interesting and engaging term ahead.
Miss Kirby, Mrs Bull and Mrs Hill