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SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DAY - WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER

Zebras Y5/6

Teacher: Miss Speelman

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Metcalfe & Mr Dobb

We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term 2018! 

 

Upper KS2 Topic:

Who were braver: the Anglo-Saxons or the Vikings?

  

 

English
In English, we will read and use the text ‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman and ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Murpurgo.

 

    

 

We are looking forward to character description, instruction writing, setting description and dialogue writing based on the film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. We will also be completing a non-fiction piece of writing towards the end of our topic to answer our topic question.

based on the texts we are reading and other inspirational topic work.

 

We will also be continuing to develop our 'Rainbow Grammar' knowledge and practise our handwriting.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will have skills lessons every week, using and applying our skills lessons and an arithmetic lesson!

 

Science

Our Science topics will be 'Earth and Beyond' (Y5), DARE (Y6) and 'Everyday Materials'

        

 

 

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

 

Who were braver: the Anglo-Saxons or the Vikings?

 

 

Our learning will focus around learning about Anglo Saxon and Viking invasion and settlements. We will discover more about these periods in history, by using a range of primary and secondary resources. Towards the end of our topic, we will be able to answer our topic question using evidence.

   

 

 

Art and D.T

 

In art, we will be developing a range of artistic skills and techniques including: sketching, stippling, colour washing, and shading to create a Viking Long ship collage. We will also be develop our sketching skills by drawing our very own dragon, to inspire our writing.

    

     

 

Computing

Our Computing work will, as always, involves 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!

 

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

 

Music and R.E

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

P.E

Please remember to have your full PE kit in school! The class with the most full school PE kits wins a certificate!

This term we will be focussing on developing our rugby skills, which will be delivered by a coach.

 

UPKS2 P.E day is Thursday

  

 

 

 

Reading

 

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

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!
 

Homework

         

Every Friday Zebra's 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.

Most of all we will be having lots of fun in class!

 

 

This Terms Theme also includes…..

  • Viking Day at Mansfield Museum (Monday 1st October)

  • Special Golden Time (Tuesday 18th December 2018)

  • Christmas Party Day (Wednesday 19th December 2018)

 




 

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