Year 5 & 6 2023 - 2024
Mrs R Hoile
1:1 Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Boyd
Hello and welcome back. I'd like to introduce myself...My name is Miss Jackson and I am a very experienced Y5/6 teacher, with over 20 years of service. I have taught in a lot of local primary schools and am really looking forward to joining the Byley team. We also have the amazing Mrs Hoile to support in class too.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to begin your new learning journey. We have an action packed term that takes us up to Christmas. Our main theme is Antartica! We will be learning about Shackleton's journey on the Endurance.
Here is what we will be studying this half term in Y5/6:
- Science: Forces
- RE: Christianity
- Computing: Networks
- DT: Bird boxes
- French: All Round Town
- Music: Trumpet or trombone lessons
- PE: Gymnastics and Football
We will also be continuing our wellbeing sessions with the Jigsaw Programme.
Our Class Story for this half term is Shackleton's Journey by William Grill.
Your child will be set new spellings every Monday and tested the following week. They should be practising their times tables at home. Please sign their reading diary when you've heard them read. We expect a minimum 3 x 15 minutes each week. Other homework will be set on Mondays and will come in the form of a maths book and an English CGP book. Pages to be completed should be found in the children's homework diaries. They will be asked to write it in their homework/reading diary each Monday.
Extra activities include:
- Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/byley
- Accelerated Reader - the children can complete quizzes on the books they have been reading at home.
- Times Table Rockstars (TTRS)
What should my child bring to school?
Children can bring small bag to school. They will be provided with their own stationery but are welcome to bring their own pencil cases in. Water bottles must be filled and labelled with names. After lunch, children will be given the option of refilling water bottles.
School Uniform & P.E.
Children will wear school trousers/shorts and black shoes, school polo shirt and jumper as part of the school uniform. On PE days children are to come to school in PE kit.
Year 5&6 PE sessions are Tuesday and Friday.
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