Welcome to Year 5/6 (Oaks)
January already! We cant believe that we are already in the Spring Term!
The children in Oaks and now well and truly settled into their daily routines and are rising to the challenges that they are presented with. Their independence is growing and they really are working hard. We know that this is going to be agreat half term!
Some of the highlights from the last half term are as follows:
* Swimming superstars - all children achieved their swimming certificates!
* Picture book week - fabulous reading and writing
* Quick sticks hockey tournament
* Visits to Manchester United - more to follow!
* Kevin the carrot!
* Consistently high scores in spelling and times tables - keep up the good work!
* Lots of children at breakfast club
* Crucial Crew
* Great research for topic work
* Beautiful carols being sung around the tree
What does Spring 1 have in store for us?
New expectations for homework - 20 minutes at home per night (5 x a week as a minimum), spellings, times tables and homework task (to be handed in on a Friday, unless otherwise directed)
Topic, RE and Science
Our topic this half term looks at our local area - we will be looking at the history of Manchester and understanding the role it played during the industrial revolution. We will learn about the cotton trade, the importance of the ship canal and also consider aspects of Victorian life for children. We will use local artist, L.S. Lowry as an inspiration for our art work. In RE, we will continue to look at the life in modern Britain for people of different faiths and in science we will be focusing on understanding how our bodies change and develop and the importance of staying healthy.
We will be continuing our work on Wonder - this is forming the basis for our reading and writing. We will also be focusing on our grammar, punctuation and spelling.
In maths, we are developing our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages. We are also working on written calculations, statistics and number knowledge.
The children are involved in a project with Salford Youth Workers and during this half term, they will be learning about RESPECT. The project will cover perceptions of youth, promote acceptance and respect for all members of society and help the children to realise what they can get involved with within the local community.
We have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday and all children are expected to have their kit each week. They will need a white PE top, shorts or plain tracksuit bottoms (for winter) and trainers. No football kits are to be worn.
We are looking forward to the term ahead. Please support your child by encouraging them to be independent and ensuring that they come to school with all necessary equipment and resources.
If you have any concerns or questions, please just speak to us.
Miss Flynn and Mrs Cox