A creative timetable has been developed and as many cross curricular links are made as possible.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics and English are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the new curriculum standards. Targets are discussed with individual pupils.
The class has a two-year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class. Please find the list of recommended books for Year 5&6, our curriculum map for this academic year and our Topic Web for the current term:
The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take a pride in their work.
Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or English learning objectives for that week. An English focus is usually used when a themed piece of homework is set on a half termly basis.
We expect the pupils to read each evening (building fluency and understanding in reading is vital to ensure children are able readers), to learn spellings and practise their multiplication tables.
We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!
Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.
We also put on annual Summer Productions in which the children have opportunities to have key acting roles and perform in front of their friends and family. Previous productions we have done include ‘Gold: King Midas’ and ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’.
Just when we thought we could finally take part in some very carefully planned competitions, the weather caused both the Tennis and Kwik Cricket to be cancelled; however, Friday was a lovely day for Rounders at the West Norfolk Rugby Club. As it was a festival no scores were recorded, we produced some great catches and runs but it was more about learning the skills and having fun, which we did. Using some of the skills we learnt in Junior Leaders with Mr Dickson our children then taught the rest of the class in their afternoon PE lesson.
Four other schools took part alongside us, Dersingham, St Germans, Holy Cross and Middleton. We played football rounders against Holy Cross and St Germans and more traditional rounders against Dersingham and Middleton.
Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed the morning, Mrs Marson and myself agreed, how lovely it was to be taking part in such events.
Well Done! Kaden, Pleasance, Daisy, Darcie, Maisey, William, Cole, Joshua and Dexter, who was picked out for showing all round enthusiasm and skill.
A huge thank you to Miss Leftley for organising and Mrs Marson for also accompanying.
Even though we have not been able to compete against other schools at sporting events this term, the children have been busy competing in the local area Virtual games. See detailed report and photos below. Thank you to Miss Leftley for all the organising.