Goshawk (Yr5/6) 2021 - 2022
Welcome back to school and to Goshawk Class!
Our class teacher is Mr Bonner and our teaching assistant is Mrs Smith.
Our school day starts at 8:45am prompy and the day ends at 3:20pm.
Curriculum Information for UKS2
Curriculum Information -
The information below outlines the topics that are covered in UKS2 during the Spring term. If you wish to support your child explore some of these topics then please encourage them to borrow books from the library, find and read articles relating to the topics or visit local museums and places of interest. The children will hopefully enjoy these topics and will return home to share the information they have learnt with their parents.
•English: Arthur and the Golden Rope & Odd and the Frost Giant
•Maths: FDP and Algebra
•Religious Education: The five pillars of Islam
•Topic: Geography & History – Geography - Scandinavia & History - Vikings
•Science: Changes in materials and Earth and Space
•Art and Design: Van Gogh
•PE: OAA & basketball
•Computing: Internet safety
The key skill of communication includes skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Skills in speaking and listening include the ability to speak effectively for different audiences; to listen, understand and respond appropriately to others; and to participate effectively in group discussion. Skills in reading include the ability to read fluently and analyse a range of literary and non-fiction texts and to reflect critically on what is read. When writing, children should write fluently for a range of purposes and audiences and be able to edit and improve their own and others' writing. Opportunities for developing this key skill are provided through focused English lessons but also constantly through pupils' use of language across all areas of the curriculum. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, often referred to as SPAG, is taught explicitly as well as being embedded into lessons.
As a school we now follow the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write programmes on a 2 year rolling programme.
Please visit the English Tab (http://www.tarporleyce.cheshire.sch.uk/page/english/87957) above for more details about the expectations for Year 5 and 6 in writing, together with resources for you to assist with your child's English work at home.
Maths skills include developing a range of mental and written calculation methods and the ability to apply these to problem solving activities. Children should understand and use mathematical language related to numbers and calculations. They will learn to solve increasingly complex problems and clearly explain the reasoning used. Pupils need to be able to apply calculation skills and the understanding of number to problems in other subjects and to real-life situations. Opportunities for developing this key skill are constantly provided in focused maths lessons and where possible, are linked to topic work.
When in school...
There are 2 PE lessons each week when in school. Please come to school in your PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday. Could children please make sure that they are not wearing earrings/can take them out on P.E. days and that hair is tied back.
UKS2 will be given homework every week. Homework is given out on a Friday and collected the following Wednesday. It will consist of reading comprehension, SPAG and maths. Spellings are tested on a Monday in school and new spellings are then given out and the children have a full week to learn them before the following Monday. Practising reading remains very important whether it is with an adult or independently. Children should aim to read daily/as often as possible and it is valuable to ask them questions – particularly inferential - about what they have read. All reading should be recorded in their homework diary. Homework diaries will be checked when your child has their guided reading session and house points awarded for home reading.
Recommended list of Books for KS2 children - https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/
During the Autumn term our PE days will be Tuesday and Friday.
Please come to school in your school PE kit.
Meet the Teacher Class Talk Year 5 & 6 -
Our Christian Value is Friendship. Following our Class Charter will mean that no one is left out and that everyone is a friend.
We hope you find our class pages useful. If you wish to discuss any matters further, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.