Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable summer and that you feel refreshed.
This term our topic is A Child’s War. The children will learn about the Second World War and why the different nations were fighting. They will read about the experiences of evacuees and consider what is was like to be evacuated. They will learn about Anne Frank and write their own diary entries. The children will then research rationing and make some wartime foods. They will evaluate the impact of propaganda and then consider how people kept themselves safe during the Blitz. Finally the children will plan and hold their own street party to celebrate the end of the War and their topic.
In maths, we will continue to ensure that the children have a good understanding of the non-negotiables – the building blocks that support their maths learning. We will be developing the children’s ability to apply the mathematics they have been taught when problem solving.
This term the whole school will be focusing on the rapid recall of the multiplication and division facts. The children need to be able to recite their times tables and know them out of order so that they can develop fluency with their maths work. By the end of year 4, children are expected to know up to 12 x 12.
In the Year 5 and 6 team we have the following teachers: Mrs Koszykowsha, Mrs Harris, Mrs McGarragh, Mr Hoten and Miss Pollendine. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Brown, Mrs Launn, Miss Murphy and Mrs Wickham.
I love this class because there is always something exciting to do!