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Welcome to Class 5/6 - Miss Critchley

Welcome to class 5/6!

I would like to welcome your child to Class 5/6 and hope that they have a very happy and successful year. It will be a year full of new and fun challenges and opportunities, where your children will be encouraged to aim high and become the best that they can be. Through creative and fun experiences in our curriculum, Class 5/6 children will learn in a context that creates awe and wonder, whilst inspiring and motivating children to expand their knowledge, skills and understanding independently. As children learn in the varied contexts during their time in class 5/6, they will hopefully flourish and gain confidence to become better collaborators, experts, innovators, makers, organisers, effective communicators, critical thinkers and evaluators.

English lessons are made fun and exciting through drama, role-play and a range of quality texts which are relevant and interesting to the children with their writing having a real purpose. We will commence our English sessions through looking at Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Throughout this unit, we will be exploring main themes through creative writing; learning new vocabulary and grammar skills to support our writing throughout.

Children’s maths lessons will focus on enhancing their strengths as well as learning new skills and concepts. We will focus on developing a solid understanding of different mathematical skills throughout the year, and ensure children are able to apply what they have learnt to a variety of contexts. This term, maths lessons will focus on developing understanding of the number system of numbers up to 1,000,000 (year 5) and 10,000,000 (year 6) this term.

This term, children’s knowledge of science is enhanced through practical investigations about materials, and changes in state.

For our main topic this half term, we will be becoming historians. Our learning is based around the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Scots and will focus on ‘Settlement Struggle.’

Class 5/6 will have PE lessons on a Tuesday and a Friday.

I really hope your child has a wonderful year in class 5/6, learning fantastic, new things, and making some great memories. If you have any questions, queries or concerns during the course of the year, I would be happy to meet with you at a mutually convenient time.

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