Welcome all to Class DT.
I know that starting a new school year in a new class with a new teacher can be daunting. Be assured that you are in good hands and I have many exciting, fun and challenging activities that will keep you engaged this term. Thank you to all those children who have introduced their parents/ guardians to me. Everyone feels better when they can put a face to a name. If I haven't managed to see you yet, I am on the playground every evening; come and say hello!
I will attach our newsletter with full details below, but curriculum highlights this term include:
- Maths- place value, ordering numbers including decimals, negative numbers and revision of the written methods;
- English- lots of topic-linked learning including a character description, retelling of a Viking Saga and a non-chronological report. Also, among other things, several pieces tied to a novel- 'Journey to Jo'burg' which we will be studying.
- Topic- our topic this term is the Vikings. We will be doing all manner of exciting things including using water colours to paint a depiction of Thor- the Viking God of Thunder- and making our own longboats.
Welcome back to what I know will be a fun-packed and exciting Autumn Term.
Please find below a copy of this term's newsletter which includes some details of some of the exciting things we have planned this term.
We expect children to read at home on a regular basis in year 5 and keep practising the rapid recall of their times tables up to 12x12. Each week, children will receive a piece of literacy homelearning, a piece of maths homelearning and fifteen spellings to learn. Homelearning is usually given out on a Friday and should be returned no later than Wednesday to enable us to mark and feedback.
A trip down memory lane
New year 6 students are sometimes sad that their memories are lost (from the website) when a new class moves up to year 5. So that their hard work and effort is not lost and so that you have a sample of the types of things and activities that you may have in store this year, please see a taster of these below....
Below are three Class DT girls who performed a song they wrote as part of a whole-school home learning task for anti-bullying week.
Click on the link below to watch their (nerve-wracking) performance in front of the whole school in Assembly.