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WELCOME TO ROCKIES CLASS PAGE!

  • Our teacher is Mr Burd
  • Our teaching assistants are Mrs Howell, Mrs Shiels and Mrs Barrett
  • Our Rights Respecting Schools Rep is Cosan
  • Our Eco Schools Rep is Charlie
  • Our School Council Rep is Olivia

Curriculum: Who Dares Wins

Our topic for this term is Code Breakers: Who Dares Wins

Big Reading        

We will be studying the book Letters from the Lighthouse. We will be learning to use our inference skills to explain motives and exploring historical language.

This year we will be working on small reading activities called Mini Missions in Big Reading. These Mini Missions will focus on key reading skills such as deduction, inference and understanding the writer’s viewpoint which will help you to answer comprehension questions at a much deeper level. You will read with an adult at least once a week focusing on key targets.  

We do expect you to read at home every day and write it in your diaries which will be checked every Friday. Remember reading every day always earns stickers and a weekly reader’s award.

English

Poetry: We will be learning about cinquain poetry during our work on Remembrance and the use of powerful, figurative language.

Grammar: We will be revising word classes and how to use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

Spellings: We will be revising spelling strategies from KS2 and working on our personal spelling lists.

We will also be reading a range of rich texts that link to our topic.

Geography

We will continue our map work skills in identifying key countries, cities, oceans and seas involved in WW2.

History

We will be learning about Nancy Wake as our inspirational figure and her work as a spy in WW2.

Maths

Big Maths – daily focus on key number skills.

We have mixed up into maths groups across the year group which the children are really enjoying.

Number Fluency: We will be learning to use formal written methods for multiplication and division. We be learning to calculate square and cube numbers.

Fractions: This will be the main focus for the half term. We will be learning to calculate with fractions and use drawings and manipulatives to show this. 

Big Maths – challenges every week

  • Looking to boost your mental maths skills? These daily10 challenges are fab as you can select your level, topic and time intervals.

Scientific and Technological Understanding

We will be learning about electricity. The children will explore making circuits and how to draw them using scientific diagrams. They will look at parallel and series circuits and set up their own investigations.

RE

We will be learning about key stories in Buddhism. We will also be taking part in Christmas celebrations looking at the difference between religious and secular traditions.

  Understanding the Arts

Music: We will listen and respond to a range of music from the spy/thriller genre and compose our own piece of spy music using Garageband software.

Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-being

PE

We will be playing basketball, focusing on teamwork and strategy. We will also be finishing choreographing our own dances with a spy theme to perform to our class.

PSHE 

We will be learning about ‘Celebrating Difference’ and all the things that make us unique.

Other subjects

Spanish

Numbers and Family.

Computing

We will be coding using microbits.

Class charter

As part of being a Rights Respecting School, in Rockies we developed our own class charter agreeing rights we should be entitled to in school. We also agreed on a list of responsibilities that every person should follow.

Awards Page

 

Star of the Week

 

Riley I

 

 

 

Star Reader

 

Cosan

 

 

 

Star Mathematician

 

Joshua

 

Lunchtime Star

 

Oakley

Homework

See Year 6 page for the homework.

If you have any questions regarding homework please do not hesitate to come to school and ask. If you are struggling with your homework, members of staff are available to help during break and lunch time and can help guide you.

Homework is due each Thursday and if left incomplete students will be asked to complete it during their free time in school. If students are struggling with their homework, they can work with Mr Burd during Thursday lunchtime.

We are often asked how children can be helped at home to prepare for their SATs tests. One popular method is to look through some old papers together. You can find a selection of these at the link below. Please do not try and do a whole test in one go - a couple of questions every so often is good enough!

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