Welcome to Year 5/6
The teachers in Year 5/6 are Mrs Corr in Aintree Class, Mr Browning in Ascot Class and both Mrs Quintin and Mrs Lobb in Exeter Class. We are lucky enough to be supported by a team of Teaching Assistants who either work with individual children or a range of groups across all three classes. They are: Mrs Lauder, Mrs Wariner, Mrs Stevens, Mrs Lincoln and Mrs Nolan.
Also part of the Year 5/6 team is Mrs Gingell (who teaches French to all classes). In Maths the children may also be taught by Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Bellinger or Mrs Rawlings.
Topics for 2017/18:
Term 1: The Tempest – Why do we still read Shakespeare?
Term 2: Fact or fiction? Unravelling the mysteries of the world
Term 3: Is a pirate’s life for me? Treasure Island
Term 4: The Stewarts – a time of war, betrayal and witchcraft?
Term 5: Stonehenge
Term 6: How does football bring us together? Fifa World Cup.
In Term 5, the children in Year 6 will take the End of Key Stage 2 tests for Maths, Reading and Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar (Writing will be assessed throughout the year rather than in a final test). This year the tests take place in the week beginning 14th May.
Term 6 will see the Year 5/6 children rehearse and perform their annual production. This year’s production will be announced in Term 5!
Every year, in Term 2, the children in Year 6 take part in a week long residential visit which is always enjoyed by all! This year we will be visiting Simonsbath again, where the children will enjoy a range of outdoor activities enabling the children to develop independence and learn new skills. Information about this will be available in the near future.
At the end of the academic year, our Year 6 children move on to their chosen secondary school. Most of our children move on to either:
Hardenhuish Sheldon Abbeyfield
For further information about each term, please look out for our termly newsletters and any event letters that are sent home with the children.
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Homework in year 5/6
As you know, at Queens Crescent we greatly value homework in supporting your child’s learning. In years 5 and 6, especially, the discipline and independence required to complete homework is an essential part of preparing for secondary school.
Homework is also used to consolidate learning in class and act as preparation for future lessons, allowing your child to take full advantage of the teaching in class.
We know children work hard on their homework, so recognition of completed homework will focus on rewards, whereby children will earn a raffle ticket for each completed piece, with the possibility of receiving further raffle tickets for pieces that show exceptional effort.
If for any reason your child has difficulty with the homework, or for family reasons is unable to complete the homework, please don’t worry. Just let the class teacher know and we will understand and provide extra support if required. Also, for any homework set during term time, please encourage your children to spend no more than 30 minutes on it. If it is not completed that is fine, some children work more quickly than others, as long as they have given the task their best efforts.
Thank you for continuing to support your child with their homework. We hope you recognise that this is an important part of your child’s learning; but also, a useful link into their school life and what they are being taught.