Kingfisher 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 Kingfisher Class, but we also have lots of fun!
PE is every Monday, and we will try to be outside, so the children need to be prepared! Normal school PE kit with a warm top/tracksuit bottoms (navy) would be advisable.
On Tuesday, we have forest school in the afternoon. A letter will be sent to advise on suitable clothing.
Homework in Years 5 and 6 will consist of spellings, reading, maths questions (linked to current learning), and mathletics, all of which are ongoing activities. This homework will be given out on Friday and is due in every Wednesday.
Spellings will be tested on Friday morning.
In addition, the homework grid below contains extra activities, which can be completed throughout Autumn Term 1.
The children need to complete 3 activities and colour these in when they are finished. The children will have a chance to show their progress with this, every Friday. If you would rather choose one lengthy activity, that is absolutely fine.
Please find below the overview for this topic, and the homework grid for this half term.
Batten down the hatches - this term we are investigating the history of World War 1! We are discovering what led to the start of one of the largest wars in history. We will explore what life was like for the soldiers on the front line, as well as what life was like at home for the women and children who kept Britain running. We will be asking:
Have you ever wondered if there were any benefits to war?
Do you know about how this war started? How it ended?
We will be looking at different historical sources and judging if they are good sources of information, before attempting to create our own newspaper report based on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. We will be reading the award winning text, War Horse to support our topic.
Finally, we will be researching into how things changed over the course of the war, for example, the use of animals,medicine and technology.
Let’s discover the real facts behind the war; we have lots to learn and discover!
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 'War Horse' 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.