Oak Class - Year 5/6
Meet The Teacher 2021 Oak
Welcome to Class Oak
Welcome to Class Oak! Our teacher is Mrs McManus. Mrs Ellis is our Teaching Assistant. We are so excited to be back at school!
Here is a summary of some of the work we will be completing in the Autumn term:
Being in the Upper Juniors means we have certain responsibilities and we are expected to set an amazing example to the younger children. We will always put 100% into every piece of work we do and be excellent role models. We are always very busy in class and are looking forward to a new year at Aughton Town Green.
Take a look at some of the work we will be completing during our first term:
English - We read every day. Sometimes we read independently and other times we work in a guided reading group. We also work on our reading comprehension and grammar skills in small groups. We are currently reading the fantasy fictional tale of 'Beowulf'. This is a book by Michael Morpurgo, filled with horrible gruesome creatures and is set in Denmark around 400AD.
Maths - We enjoy applying our mathematical knowledge and skills to challenges and investigations. Throughout the year there will be a big emphasis on reasoning and mental arithmetic. We are currently focusing on Place Value & Decimals as well as Mental & Written Addition.
Science - Our topic for this term will be and 'Electricity', followed by 'Forces'.
Art- Viking art
DT - Structures: Frame structures
Computing - We will begin this year by developing our own games using 'Scratch'.
PE - Our focus will be invasion games. We are currently studying Hockey.
Music - In music this term we will be learning about cyclic patterns and creating our own compositions.
RE - We are learning all about 'Christianity'.
PSHE - New Beginnings & SRE (Year 5 only this term)
History - We will be learning about 'Invaders and Settlers' (The Anglo-Saxons & The Vikings)
Important days to remember:
Homework - Given out on Friday. We will be completing Reading (Rising Stars), Maths (Maths Watch), Spelling (Spelling Frame) and Times Tables (TT Rockstars) tasks. Homework is to be completed by Thursday. Homework details can be found on the class Dojo page. You will also be able to view your spellings on the Class Dojo. We will have our spelling test on Friday.
We should also read every day for at least 5 minutes.
PE - Friday. Y5 will also complete two swimming blocks through the year. Swimming lessons start on Friday 17th September. Y5 children who are swimming should bring their swimming kit to school with them. We will come to school in our PE kits with tracksuits and trainers on this day. We do not need to bring our uniform- we will stay in our kits all day.