Welcome to Turtles
The Turtles Class is taught by Mrs Smith, supported by Mrs Baigent.
We are a mixed age class of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
We work hard in Turtles Class, but we also have lots of fun!
This unit of work this term is designed to take the children on an exciting journey back in time to the 19th Century England!
We will be learning about many aspects of British History during Victorian Times, including finding out answers to key questions such as:
What was it like living in the Victorian Times?
Why are the Victorians so famous?
How did Britain become the most powerful country in the world?
We will be comparing and contrasting life for rich and poor people in Victorian times compared with life today.
See our topic web for a deeper look at the content covered this term…
The children will continue to develop their mental fluency skills (times tables and arithmetic) as well as their written skills solving the four operations, with a particular emphasis on learning mastery images and models to support their learning in greater depth. The next four weeks will focus particularly on place value and number.
We will also place great emphasis on mathematics enrichment, so the children are able to understand how to problem solve, and how to apply maths concepts to other areas of the curriculum.
This term, we will continue with our 'Talk for Writing' approach, enabling the children to demonstrate their developing skills, knowledge and creativity
using the novel 'Street Child' as a stimuli. We will continue our guided reading/comprehension and also daily spelling investigations to unpick the tricky rules the children need to learn.
In addition, the children will have the opportunity to revise and learn all the grammar terms, mostly through discreet daily teaching.
PE is every Monday and Tuesday both inside and outside so the children need to be prepared!
Homework is set on Friday's. Here is the homework grid for this term...
Barton Hall Residential Visit
We all had a great time at Barton Hall, the pupils were a credit to the school. It was wonderful to watch everyone taking part in the activities, rising to the challenges presented to them and overcoming their fears, whether that was a fear of heights, the dark or being away from the familiarity of home.
Below are a few photos from the trip.
Active Lifestyle Survey
Year 6 only: https://ipsos.uk/LZBAY