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Welcome to our Year 5 and 6 class!

We have 26 pupils from Years 5 and 6 in our class. Mrs Wright teaches on Mondays, Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays and Ms Catchpole teaches on Wednesday mornings and all day on Thursday and Friday. Miss Whitehead also teaches us on Tuesday afternoons. Mrs Sanders teaches Spanish. Mrs Anderson is our Teaching Assistant.

Spring Term 2022

This term we will be learning about the Earth in Space in science and taking inspiration from this for our art, music and PE work. We will also be looking at the genre of Science Fiction in English. Our geography topic is the Mediterranean Region - perhaps you have visited on holiday? For RE, we will be investigating Hinduism and Judaism thinking about key questions related to these faiths. For more details of this term's curriculum, please see the Curriculum Newsletter section of the webpage.

PE in Yew Class

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

What do you need for school?

You will need:

To know if you are having school dinner or a packed lunch and what your after-school arrangements are (going home on the bus or in a taxi, going to Puffins, being picked up or walking home on your own). If you would like to walk home without an adult, please make sure that you bring in written permission from your parents for you to do so.

Your reading book, reading record and any completed homework.

A drinking bottle of fresh WATER.

A fresh fruit snack for break time.

A coat or waterproof jacket - we work and play outside in all weathers!

Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter.

Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This should be worn to school on PE days.

A warm hat and gloves in cold weather.

A sun hat during in hot weather.

All stationery is provided so you do not need a pencil case.

Feedback to improve our learning

We have all been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all our pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue between teachers and learners to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use pink highlighting to identify where we are Tickled Pink that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child.

Non-Negotiables

In Yew Class we take pride in our work and we make sure that certain things are always correct.

BE READY TO LEARN

HAVE A CAN-DO ATTITUDE

RESPECT YOUR RESOURCES

LAY OUT EACH PAGE CORRECTLY

HAVE HANDSOME HANDWRITING

SHOW OFF YOUR SPELLING

PERFECT YOUR PUNCTUATION

KNOW YOUR ONIONS - One Number In ONe Square

MISTAKES ARE IMPORTANT TO LEARNING - Cross mistakes out neatly

CIRCLE SELF-ASSESSMENT FACES CLEARLY

RESPOND TO ALL MARKING

SATs

This year the Key Stage 2 SATs are currently due to take place on Monday 9th to Thursday 12th of May. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes to this. We will be preparing the children for the tests in a measured way throughout the year so that they feel confident with the style and manner of the tests as well as the curriculum content.

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