YEARs 5 AND 6
Teacher: Mrs Bedford
HLTA: Mrs Cox
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jones, Mrs Wilcox, Mrs Atkin
Homework is set every Friday and, unless specified as a long term project, should be returned to school on a specified day the following week. Children are expected to practise their spellings, times tables and to complete an activity linked to their learning from the week.
Reading at home is invaluable in promoting progress across many curriculum areas including reading, spelling, grammar and writing. During class 4, it is important that children continue to read and enhance their comprehension skills. We want the children to develop a real enjoyment of reading and a passion for certain genres and styles.
In class 4 times tables recollection is pivotal in most areas of maths. We have a tables test every Wednesday morning in which we practise all tables from 2-12. Each child in the class aim to improve on their personal best each week. The template can be printed at home to practise and can be found at:
Where possible, much of our learning is cross-curricular and linked to our termly topic. Each morning involves maths and English lessons and we often extend these skills into our topic work in the afternoon. Through our topic we develop our skills as artists, designers, historians, geographers and musicians. In addition, we also have weekly science, outdoor learning, computing and French lessons.
We are working really hard to become independent learners through finding our own ways to solve problems. We have lots of resources available to help us with this, and we also know that sometimes it helps to work together when something is challenging.
Mr Rose, our Sports Coach, teaches us each Monday afternoon, and we are fortunate to have Taekwondo lessons for part of the year. Our PE lessons are usually on a Monday and Tuesday.