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Griffin Class (Year 5 and 6)

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2018-19 Term 6

Dear Parents and Carers,

The following information outlines Griffin Class's curriculum coverage for term 6:

English:

We will be producing various pieces of extended writing linked to the classic vampire text, Dracula.

Maths:

We will be learning about the mean, time and timetables. We will also be learning about algebra and number sequences.

Science:

We will be continuing with our topic, 'properties and change'.

Religious Education:

We will be continuing to learn about Judaism and how it means to be Jewish in Britain today.

Computing:

We will be learning about animation and producing our own cartoons.

Topic:

Our topic for the term is, 'Our Local Area'. We will also be rehearsing for our upcoming production, 'The Rocky Monster Show.'

Physical Education:

We will be receiving a specialist PE lesson from Mr Booker on a Wednesday afternoon.

Year 6 will be attending a swimming lesson at Faversham Swimming Pool on a Thursday morning. 

Music:

Mrs Willmott will be teaching the children music on a Friday afternoon.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework and spellings are set on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. In Year 6, the children are set both English and Maths homework for the week. In Year 5, the children are set either an English or Maths task for the week. This will alternate weekly Both of these are supplied with a 'week-ahead sheet' so you can see if there are any upcoming events for your diaries.

If you have any questions about your child's learning, then please feel free to speak with Mr Wood or make an appointment at the school office.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Wood

 

2018-19 Term 5

Dear Parents and Carers,

The following information outlines Griffin Class's curriculum coverage for term 5:

English:

We will be revising our GPS learning from the year and applying it in different ways. Our text for the term will be Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Maths:

We will be revising learning throughout the year and will be developing our arithmetic strategies.

Science:

Our new topic for the term is 'properties and change'. We will be learning about a whole manner of things from dissolving to irreversible changes.

Religious Education:

We will be learning about Judaism and how it means to be Jewish in Britain today.

Computing:

We will be learning about computer games and animation this term.

Topic:

Our topic for the term continues to be Ancient Egypt. We will be learning about daily life, Ancient Egyptian religion and famous pharaohs.

Physical Education:

We will be receiving a specialist PE lesson from Mr Booker on a Wednesday afternoon. 

Music:

Mrs Willmott will be teaching the children music on a Friday afternoon.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework and spellings are set on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. In Year 6, the children are set both English and Maths homework for the week. In Year 5, the children are set either an English or Maths task for the week. This will alternate weekly Both of these are supplied with a 'week-ahead sheet' so you can see if there are any upcoming events for your diaries.

If you have any questions about your child's learning, then please feel free to speak with Mr Wood or make an appointment at the school office.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Term 4, we visited the local cemetery to plant seeds and create our own garden! We had a fantastic time!

2018-19 Term 4

Dear Parents and Carers,

The following information outlines Griffin Class's curriculum coverage for term 4:

English:

We will be studying the text, 'Wonder' this term. We will be using this as a stimulus for our writing. Alongside this, we will be revising pronouns, relative pronouns, subordinate clauses and other GPS elements.

Maths:

We will be learning about measurement, geometry and statistics. We will also be revising our strategies for the four operations throughout the term.

Science:

Our new topic for the term is 'animals including humans'. We will be learning about the respiratory and circulatory systems within different animals.

Religious Education:

We will be deepening our knowledge of Christianity with our new topic: 'Salvation'.

Computing:

We will be learning about blogging this term. We will create our own blogs and be able to comment on each other's posts.

Topic:

Our topic for the term is Ancient Egypt. We will be learning about daily life, Ancient Egyptian religion and famous pharaohs.

Physical Education:

We will be receiving a specialist PE lesson from Mr Booker on a Wednesday afternoon. 

Music:

Mrs Willmott will be teaching the children music on a Friday afternoon.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework and spellings are set on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. In Year 6, the children are set both English and Maths homework for the week. In Year 5, the children are set either an English or Maths task for the week. This will alternate weekly Both of these are supplied with a 'week-ahead sheet' so you can see if there are any upcoming events for your diaries.

If you have any questions about your child's learning, then please feel free to speak with Mr Wood or make an appointment at the school office.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Wood