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Elder

Year 5/6

Mrs Drury

Welcome to our class page.

Hello Elder!

Well done so far on the amazing learning and positivity we are seeing both at home and at school. It has been wonderful to see the variety of art work, gymnastic routines, writing and approaches to the wonderful world of fractions!

Even though things seem a little bit different during this lockdown, it is still really important to remain focused on the right things. We are setting work daily to help give you a sense of routine and to continue our exciting Spring Term learning. However, if you happen to take a much needed break from the screen and try some great baking, knitting, gardening, an extra walk via a new route, learning a new skill, writing a song or choreographing a dance then we would love to hear about that learning too! The skills we learn at school are not just the ones written on a piece of paper. Enjoy your time and keep those smiles and motivation coming!

 

Remember, we are also a Class Dojo message or email away!

 

Class email address: elder@thepinesschool.org.uk

 

Curriculum 

Writing: Explanation Text - Innovation Phase

 

Reading: Class Novel: 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell

               Other comprehension themes: Katherine Rundell,  Ancient Maya, Changing Materials

 

Maths: Finding Fractions of Amounts

 

PE: Mondays and Wednesday (in school and at home)

 

Art Week: Sketching and painting skills inspired by the animals of the rainforest

 

Science Week: Properties of materials           

Reading

We love reading here at The Pines and look forward to hearing all about what they have read each day!

Children now have a reading book that they can take home. Please read with them and sign their reading records at least four times each week. (For tips with reading with older children, please see below) Once they have finished a book, or are ready for a change, they simply need to place it in the classroom returns tray, for quarantining and then choose another fantastic read!                    

 

Tips for Reading with Older Children

Home Learning

There is no home learning project this half term as we are all pretty much learning from home!

However, our big question focusing on comparing early civilizations to Britain at the same point in history means that if you want to investigate beyond the Maya and the Islamic Goldern Age, feel free to let me know of any interesting research you complete!

 

Also, remember to keep practising your spellings and the Year 5&6 ones below. Use the recommend website section on this page for help.

 

Recommended Websites:

Star Work of the Week

You have all been stars this past week, adjusting again to the situation we are in. I have been impressed with the every increasing amount of learning that is coming to us! Keep it up.

 

For now, our offical 'Star Work' is suspended, however you never know when we will be looking again for that next piece so make all your learning magical!

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