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Panthers Y5/6

Welcome to Panthers Class!
"Let's go Panthers, let's go!"


We are the Positive Panthers and we are a year 5 and 6 class.  Our teacher is Mr Matthews and the teaching assistants who will work with us in some of our learning will be Mrs Metcalfe and Mr Dobb.

We are looking forward to a super Spring Term 2019! 


Our Topic Question for the Spring Term is...

Which civilisation had the biggest impact - the Mayan or Indus Valley?



In English, our class text will be 'Timeriders: The Mayan Prophecy' by Alex Scarrow.

Image result for timeriders mayan


We will also be using two information texts, 'The History Detective investigates: The Mayan Civilization & The Indus Valley' in our reading lessons.


Image result for history detectives maya Image result for history detectives indus


       Our writing pieces this term will include a myth, persuasive writing, a non-chronological report and a narrative. We will continue to produce neat, legible and joined handwriting.


Whilst continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge, we will also be learning about Subject Verb agreement (was / were), Semi colons and colons,  Active and Passive Voice, Cohesive Devices, Sentence types, Finite and Non Finite clauses and using Apostrophes for possession (including plurals)



Our spelling rules this term are...
Year 5: 
Words containing the letter string ‘ough’ and words with silent letters.

Year 6:  Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer and homophones and other words that are often confused.




In Maths, we will be learning about statistics, fractions, decimals and percentages.




Our Science topics will be 'Feel the force' and 'Marvellous Mixtures'.


Image result for science ks2 forces  Image result for science ks2 mixtures and solutions


Through our topic work we will be aiming to answer our topic question...


Which civilisation had the biggest impact - the Mayan or Indus Valley?


Our history learning will build upon our work in our previous topic by exploring a group who existed at the same time as the Vikings, the Maya. We will then compare this civilisation to the Indus Valley to help us decide who we think had the biggest impact.



Art and D.T


In Design and Technology, we will be creating our very own South American inspired dishes. We will then evaluate these.

We will also develop our sculpture skills by creating our own Maya-inspired decorative clay tiles and having these fired in a kiln!

Image result for clay tile in kiln     




Our Computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. We will also develop our emailing skills and continue our class 'blog'. Our skills in designing and debugging our own game will be developed this term using Purple Mash to help us.



We will be using ICT in lots of other lessons to help our research and presentation of work.


Music and MFL

Alongside all of this topic work we will be continuing with our French and Music.


In our RE learning, we will focus on 'Beliefs and action in the world' by exploring how are religious and spiritual thoughts and beliefs expressed in arts and architecture and in charity and generosity.



Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! 

This term we will be focussing on developing our dodgeball skills which will be delivered by a coach from 'Gamesense Notts'.


UPKS2 P.E day is Thursday




Reading at home


Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.

Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account on the activelearn website.




Every Friday Panthers will have homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.


Please make sure you have your reading diary with you for the spelling test on Friday.



If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.