The Federation of St George's RC Primary School with Our Lady & St Peter RC Primary School

Our Lady and Saint Peter RC Primary School

Children at the Centre ~ Jesus at the Heart

Saint George’s RC Primary School

With Christ as our light we work together

Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Year 5/6 at St. George’s.

Class teacher: Miss Roberts

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Machin and Mrs Passmore

 

News from the Autumn Term

 

We got the year off to a good start with our new Head Boy and Girl, and our Year 6 prefects. All children in Year 5 and 6 have volunteered as librarians, reading buddies, play leaders or worship leaders, and are doing a great job supporting the younger children in school.

We had a great visit to Eden Camp Museum to complete our World War II topic. We enjoyed sitting in the air raid shelters and seeing the artefacts made by the prisoners. We thought about which six items we would choose for a mini-museum to help people understand more about life on the Home Front.

 

We put ‘Make Do and Mend’ into practice by making toy animals from old socks. The sewing took a lot of time, effort and perseverance but we were really pleased with our new toys!

 

Spring Term Curriculum

In the Spring term our work will be linked to our History and Geography topic: Ancient and Modern Greece. We will explore key events in Ancient Greece, the city states of Athens and Sparta, the growth and development of thought, ideas and culture and the Greek legacy. In Geography we will investigate the landscape, climate, traditional food and customs, and the effect of tourism on the Greek economy and environment.

Literacy will focus on Greek myths and legends as stories and playscripts, and comparative reports.

Mathematics (Year 5)

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Addition and subtraction including decimals

Measuring and calculating angles in triangles

Area and perimeter of compound shapes

Mathematics (Year 6)

As year 5, plus:

Multiplication and division including decimals

Calculating angles in quadrilaterals

Properties of quadrilaterals

Ratio and scale factor

Area and perimeter of triangles and parallelograms

 

 

A secure knowledge of multiplication underpins almost all the mathematics in Year 5/6. Please practise your times tables regularly so that you know them off by heart. Try these websites:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/tabletrees.html

http://mathszone.co.uk/number-facts-x%C3%B7/all-tables-random/speed-grid-challenge-oswego/

A super website for all maths games:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

 

Calculation practice:

http://mathszone.co.uk/calculating-x%C3%B7/mental-all-four-rules/maths-magician-oswego/

 

English

It is important to keep reading plenty of books at home. The more challenging books you read, the more new words you learn, and the more worlds you can explore. Reading can take you hundreds of years back to the past, hundreds of miles around the world, and helps you understand hundreds of situations, feelings and experiences. All from your sofa or under your covers at night!

Check out these suggestions:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-5-pupils-ks2-age-9-10/

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/

 

Spellings will be set weekly. Here is the common exception spelling list for Years 5 and 6:

http://ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Word-list-5-and-6.pdf