Years 5 and 6

A creative timetable has been developed and as many cross curricular links are made as possible.

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and Literacy 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.

 

 

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 Literacy learning objectives for that week. A Literacy 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) and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!

Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued.

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 ‘Minibeast Madness’ ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘Robin Hood’.

Another trip to the finals !

Posted on February 24th, 2019


We are delighted that our girls team fought hard to get through to the finals of the school games at Norwich UEA. Well done everyone! Read the full report from our talented coach Miss Leftley, or as she is affectionately known Miss Lovely, below :-

 

Winter Games Finals 2019 @ Norwich Sportspark

 

It was a chilly Tuesday morning, 7am to be exact, when we all, well 10 yr5/6 girls arrived at school to travel to Norwich as West Norfolk Champions at Sportshall Athletics. It was a quiet journey with no snow, unlike last year.

There were 7 other partnership winners from around Norfolk: Sheringham, Wreningham, Firside, Blofield, Cringleford, Attleborough and Woodlands. Many of which are classed as large schools therefore considerably bigger with vastly different facilities to us.

However, the girls once again rose to the occasion and produced some brilliant performances, never giving up or in. It was all quite hectic as at times there were track and field events happening at the same time which meant they were often rolling from one event to another. Their attitude was exemplary and they took everything in their stride. A new event to us was the Over and Under race which proved to be a lot of fun. There were also a few bonus races, included just for fun culminating in a coach’s Javelin throw needless to say I hadn’t a hope against some very competitive men but the girls thought it was fun.

The eventual winners were Blofield, 2nd Firside, 3rd Woodlands, we finished a creditable 7th which made the girls happy, as they said they weren’t last and they were winners anyway. Mr Dixon made comment saying, how well they had done and that they punch above their weight! We really do.

Thank you to all the parents for getting them to school early and your support. It was a great day out and they all supported and encouraged each other throughout.

 Well Done!

Nina, Gracie, Taylor, Maddy, Keira, Clara, Ella, Chloe, Sienna and Lilly.

Ball sports at Lynnsport

Posted on February 11th, 2019


On Friday, the whole school had the pleasure of having a whole day dedicated to sports, held by the students at Lynnsport.

We tried out:

-Basketball

-Football

-Netball

-Tennis; and

-Dodgeball.

It was a very energetic day and the children thoroughly enjoyed  it.

Cross country success for our great runners

Posted on February 10th, 2019


A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-

Year 5 and 6 Writing Workshop with amazing author Lisa Thompson

Posted on February 5th, 2019


This afternoon Year 5 and 6 welcomed professional author Lisa Thompson into class, to be inspired and enthralled in equal measure. Here is their report :-

Lisa Thompson is the author of three books :- The Goldfish Boy, The Lightjar and The Day I was erased. She got her initial ideas by playing games as a child, but it took her three years to write her first book.  Her first job was for BBC4 and BBC2. Her first book The Goldfish Boy was inspired by her sister.

Lisa asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, answers ranged from a police woman to an artist, an architect to a ballet dancer. Next we listened to sound effects and we had to think about how to turn it into a story. Ella said ” The workshop has really helped me think about what I might write for the 500 word competition.”

Maddy exclaimed ” I remember that she told us the very first line of any book is the most important.” Nina thought it would intrigue us to be prepared to edit our work and improve it.

 

We look forward to reading your entries for the competition year 5 and 6 ! Maybe one day you will be famous authors too.

 

Lisa telling us about her life.

She read a chapter of her book.

 

 

 

Spring term essentials

Posted on January 9th, 2019


Here is to a new term.

Please find below our class timetable, a Spring topic web (which could change as we get through the term).

Mrs Reddey

Timetable SPRING 2018-19

SPRING TOPIC WEB

Major sporting success

Posted on December 17th, 2018


The children have been competing in sporting events with great success. read the full report below from Miss Leftley, our talented sports coach ! Thank you Miss Leftley for all of your great coaching and well done children for such great achievements.

Sports hall report

Sportshall Athletics Finals at Lynnsport

 

 

Mrs Gardener December 2018

 

Fractions Fun!

Posted on October 30th, 2018


Well, maths club started with lots of fun this half term…Who knew working with fractions could BE so much fun…

 

Working out equivalent fractions, some which had sums on first of all, in order to complete the puzzle.

Welcome back!

Posted on September 10th, 2018


Welcome back to a new year.

I hope you all had a lovely relaxing summer.

Here is a copy of our class Topic web for this term along with our class timetable.

Here’s to a fun-packed term!

Mrs Reddey

Timetable 2018-19

AUTUMN TOPIC WEB

Summer term 2 information

Posted on June 4th, 2018


Here is an updated timetable and curriculum map for this half term:

Timetable summer 2018

SUMMER 2 LONGTERM PLANNING

Mrs Reddey

500 WORDS HONOUR

Posted on May 3rd, 2018


Yesterday, we did have the disappointing news that my class did not get shortlisted this year for the 500 Words final.

However, 1 of our lucky Year 6’s managed to get picked out of the ballot to go and watch the live final at…Hampton Court Palace!

Well done Charlotte McLeish. HOW EXCITING!

Mrs Reddey

Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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