Class News 5/6A

Friday 06 January 2023

Happy New Year to all pupils, parents and families!  I hope you have all had a restful and happy festive period.  It has been great to be able to welcome the children back into class.  It may have been a short week but we have packed a lot in.  Let’s see what they’ve been getting up to.

Our main Topic focus will be geography this half term, in particular ‘Environment and Natural Disasters’.  We have been looking at the difference between weather and climate, and exploring the causes of climate change.  The Year 6 pupils have filmed their very own version of ‘Newsround’ to report on what is leading to increased global warming across the world.

In Science, Earth and Space are our focus for the next seven weeks.  Together we have been looking at the orbit of the moon around the Earth, and the different phases it goes through.  Help at home: For their homework, the pupils have been asked to take a photo of the moon each night for the next 28 days.  Please remind your child to do this at home, and from a position where they can clearly see it.  By the end of this, we will be able to make a “flick book” of the moon’s orbit around Earth.

Help at home:  Our times table focus for this week is the 3 times table, and spellings are based on homophones.  Daily practice of times table and spellings can make a significant impact on your child’s performance at school. It could be at the breakfast table, on the journey to school, or when chilling on the sofa.

Finally, let’s see who our certificate winners were for this week.

Great Learning – Travis.  Resilient, respectful and resourceful, he has shown a fantastic attitude towards learning all week.

Living and Learning – Amelia.  Mature, composed and considerate of others, she always makes mature and well thought-out points in our class discussions.

Sport – Louis M.  Great basketball skills this week.  Controlled dribbling, and accurate shooting.  Great job!

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Robson