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Owl 2016-17

Welcome to Owl Class

Year 5/6

It's Spring! SATs are just around the corner and the weather means that we can now do our PE outside. 

Year 6 will be revising hard for the next few weeks and it is really important that they revise as much as possible at home. 

SATs week is the w/c 8th May

Below is a timetable

Day

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Reading Test

Revise for SPAG

Tuesday

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Short Answer Test

Spelling Test

Revise for Maths

Wednesday

Maths Paper 1 – Arithmetic

Maths Paper 2 -Reasoning

Revise for Maths

Thursday

Maths Paper 3 - Reasoning

Free time outside (weather dependent)

Friday

No tests today! – Toys brought in from home

Year 5 have been working hard on poetry since we came back and have recorded some Kennings - listen below

Kennings

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This term our topic is Multimedia. We created some fantastic models including electric circuits

English Explanation Texts!

Get a head start in class by watching the video below. Can you explain how 'The Lightbulb Changer' works?

Changing the Lightbulb - Jiwi's Machines Ep. 3 - FULL EPISODE

Jiwi's work on his rocket launchpad is interrupted by a faulty lightbulb. Changing the bulb is a disaster! Can he fix the mess before his sister June arrives home with her newest beau? JIWI'S MACHINES is a four-part web series packed with physical comedy and mechanical mayhem.

On World Book Day we dressed up as Harry Potter Characters and even went over to Puffins to do some reading. 

Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2

We have had a great time learning about life in Ancient China and have looked at traditional Chinese music that uses a Pentatonic Scale. We then composed music in groups that used this. Have a listen below. 

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Welcome Back. We hope you had a lovely Christmas. This term we are learning about the Shang Dynasty - an ancient civilization from China. Below are some links for you to find out more. 

Year 6 are also getting closer and closer to the SATs and might want to do some extra revision at hope in addition to their homework and using their revision books. 

Here are some websites that might help:

During this half term (Autumn 2) Owl Class will be learning about the Industrial Revolution. We will be looking at how it changed the lives of British people forever and it's impact on the world as a whole.

Curriculum Newsletter

We have been celebrating Friendship Day by threading beads to make friendship bracelets with our buddy class.

Here are some links that tell you a little more about this period of history

Welcome Back!

This first half term we are learning about Earth and Space. Use the links below to help you learn more

We finished off the space topic by creating some space themed music using Soundation. 

Here is an example

On No Pens Wednesday Owl Class focussed on our Speaking and Listening Skills. We worked in groups, combining some descriptions we had written, and practised using tone and intonation to make it sound scary. Have a listen. 

Aidyn, Oliver, Tyla and Dawson.WMA

Aimee, Aaron, Leah, Simran and Blakeney.WMA

Sophie, Freddie, Alfie and Abbie.WMA

Milly, Sophie, Micky and Lucas.WMA

James, Ella, Aiva and Keenan.WMA

Harvey, Brady, Grace, Connor and Jessica.WMA

Elliott, Jacob, Zack and Connor.WMA

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon 1

Promoting British Values in Year 5 and 6

Deomocracy Rule of Law Individual Liberty Mutual tolerance and Respect

Voting for school councillors.

Voting for class treats.

Understanding how majority rules work and how to ensure things stay fair in decision making.

Class points system of reward.

Children share responsibility for leading the topics through their interests.

Teams and team captains used in P.E.

Good to be Green system.

Looking at legislation that links to workers rights/ Child labour

Ancient Chinese laws and how they differ from today- Shang Dynasty.

Mock debates in class.

Monitors of class jobs.

Road safety- especially in transition to secondary school.

Sexual Education teaching on the laws and rights.

Open discussion about why we have rules and the benefits of them.

Writing persuasive arguments about machine worker vs humans/ child labour.

DARE- promoting the right to say no to drugs.

Choices in their homework project.

Optional after school Maths Booster to give pupils responsibility and choice over their own learning.

Teaching about pupil’s rights to be safe and happy through anti-bullying days, sex education, healthy eating etc..

Looking at biographies of significant people who fought for individual liberty and freedom e.g. Ned Ludd

Looking at Britain as part of the wider world e.g. commonwealth.

Considering cultural differences between East and West e.g. China.

Looking at how people’s beliefs affect their choices in R.E.

Speaking and listening activities, such as circle time where pupils practise respect for others.

Celebration and showing of homework.

Heroes assembly and class assemblies celebrating a range of achievements.

Teaching French weekly.

Visit to places of worship

 

Use Mathletics and Readings Eggs to continue to improve your skills