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Elder

Year 5/6

Mrs Drury

Welcome to our class page.

If you have any questions, please do not forget our class email address: elder@thepinesschool.org.uk

 

Star Work of the Week

For the week 16th - 20th November, we wrote setting descriptions to help with our historical time travel story we are working on! The whole class all showed use of the descriptive phrases they had gathered together, however Alannah added even more originality in her independent learning. Well done!

 

Here is her setting description:

 

Her stomach lurched. Jasmine crashed landed on the hard pavement. She quickly stood up and brushed herself down. "Where am I this time?" she enquired. Pushing and shoving, swarms of people, dressed in tunics, rapidly hurled themselves past Jasmine screaming in terror. Archaic looking monastries stood silent in the catastrophic chaos. Slowly, she raised her head and her eyes grew wide in horror. The sky was engulfed in thick, black smoke and the ominous clouds of ash seemed to be coming closer. Toxic sulphur singed her nostrils, Jasmine could taste death. Bubbling lava trickled down the sides of a towering mountain soon to reach the edge of the sacred town. Half of the simple village was enveloped in the disgusting substance and Jasmine coughed and spluttered. The heat was intense. The lava was properly flowing now and she could not stay there any longer. She ran. She ran for her life. All of a sudden she realised where she was. Pompeii.

 

Curriculum 

Writing: Reading as a Reader: investigating how character emotions can be described, planning to innovate our own historical time travel story

 

Reading: Class Novel: 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q. Rauf

               Other comprehension lesson themes: Titanic, refugees

 

Maths: Fractions (compare, order and equivalent)

Children are expected to be practising times tables weekly at home. The division facts will really help over the next few weeks.

 

History and Geography: What was the Empire Windrush? What is a refugee and what have they experienced?

 

PSHE: Anti-bullying week 16th - 20th November and relationships

 

PE: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

 

French: Developing our conversational French with key words and phrases

Home Learning

Below is the home learning expectations for Autumn 2. Please remember that the project element is in addition to weekly reading, spelling practise and times tables practise (including related division facts). Please note there should be no physical element of the project brought in to school this half term. However, children are expected to have their Reading Records in their bags daily.

Our Week

Elder class doors will open each day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the Elder classroom back door, which is labelled with 'Elder - Mrs. Drury'

 

PE

Our regular PE lessons are on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

Children can wear their PE kit to school on these days. They must wear their school jumpers and then can wear their PE t-shirt, trainers and joggers/tracksuit bottoms or shorts. They can wear their shorts beneath their joggers during the day.

 

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

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Parent Communication

Below you will find a copy of the 'Meet the Teacher; presentation shared with parents during the Zoom calls on Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th September. You will also find a copy of the home learning expectations, including half termly project, emailed to parents on 16th September. On Wednesday 30th September, the eldest member of each family brought home a Zoom permission letter; you will see a copy of this below.

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