Year 5/6S

ST THOMAS MORE

Please find below the PGL PPT from the Year 6 Parent's meeting on Tuesday 26th April.

If you have any questions regarding the trip please phone or email school and we will help you. 

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Hello and welcome to the Year 5/6S class page.

My name is Mrs Fletcher and I am the class teacher for the rest of this academic year. We are extremely lucky to have Mrs Harrison working with us to support the children's learning journey.

It is a very exciting year as some of the children in our class have never worked alongside each other before but I know we are going to make a great team and have lots of fun!

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Our PE lessons will take place on a Friday afternoon so the children may come to school dressed ready for PE on that day. Please take note we are entering winter months and some of their lessons will be outside so the children will need appropriate footwear and clothing.

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Homework will be sent home on a Monday and should return to school on Friday.

This year the children in Year 5 and 6 will not have a reading record at home for parents to sign but instead will be recording their reading in school. We ask that children read every night at home and we will be monitoring this in school.

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If you wish to contact me please ring the school office or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible:

year5.6s@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk

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Please can we remind you that we are a nut free school. Please do NOT send your child to school with anything that contains nuts, This includes products that say, 'May Contain Nuts'. Your child will not be able to eat any of these products on the school premises.

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Please keep visiting our page regularly for more updates and key information and also to see what the children have been up to in class!

Best wishes,

Mrs Fletcher

Summer Term 2

Summer 2 Curriculum Information Leaflet

 Below you will find more information on what we will be covering in class over the coming half term.

 

Summer 2 Knowledge Organisers

Science

Our Science topic this half term is the circulatory system and healthy lifestyles. This week, we have been learning about the function of the heart. We took part in a heart dissection and were able to identify the different sides of the heart and explain why one side is thicker than the other. We could also locate some of the valves.

PE

During our PE lessons, we have been learning various athletics skills to help us prepare for sports day. This week, we practised the standing long jump and standing triple jump. We used our arms and thighs to help drive forwa

Science

Our Science topic this half term, is ‘Living things and their habitats.’ We have been learning all about sexual and asexual reproduction in plants. We dissected some topicsand were able to identify and name the different parts.

Summer Term 1

Summer 1 Curriculum Information Leaflet

 Below you will find more information on what we will be covering in class over the coming half term.

Easter Chicks

EYFS have had some chicks in school. We have all been very excited as we have watched them hatch and then grow from tiny, fluffy chicks into  bigger chicks developing some feathers. We enjoyed getting to hold them.

Learning all about Parliament

Today we had a visitor into school to talk to the children and explain to them how Parliament is made up and how it works. We learnt about the House of Commons and the House of Lords and how they debate and pass bills leading to the monarch to have the final say on the bills becoming law.

After learning about this we sat alike the House of Commons and debated an issue - should children walk to school at least once a week?

One child was selected to be the ‘Mr Speaker’ and the children were guided to address him accordingly each time they were chosen to speak by him.  They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will certainly use the skills of debate we have learnt in further lessons. The children all had great reasons to back up their arguments and listened well to one another. We could certainly have some future politicians amongst them!

British Science Week 2022

To celebrate British Science Week 2022, we have taken part in lots of great activities.  During our Science lesson, we investigated the question, ‘Do we slow down as we get older?’ We measured our reaction times and compared them with people who were older and younger. 

The Science Ambassadors led a lesson, looking at pollution and we have set up an investigation to measure the air pollution at different sites across our school. We are looking forward to finding out the results later in the week. 

We also took part in a forensic science activity where we had to look for evidence, such as finger prints, footsteps and DNA, to solve the crime.

World Book Day 2022

We have really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day 2022. We joined an online live lesson, where we listened to famous authors and illustrators discuss their work and what inspires their imagination.  Using inspiration from our class novel, ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’’ we made detailed pencil sketches of an eye. We also spent some time reading to the children in reception, made our own bookmark using water colours and handmade, mini pom poms and finally we made our own Gruffalo cakes. It has been a very busy, but enjoyable day.

Science

Our Science topic this term is 'Forces'. In today's lesson, we learned about the difference between mass and weight and used Newton meters to measure the weight of different objects in our classroom.

Spring Term 1

Spring 1 Curriculum Information Leaflet

 Below you will find more information on what we will be covering in class over the coming half term.

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Transmission From Mars

As part of our English, this half term we have been writing a non-fiction transmission from Mars. Some of us recorded our work using green screen technology.

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Crucial Crew
Year 6 attended Crucial Crew this week at Rochdale Football Club.  They learnt many life skills and gained an insight into how much it costs for us to have parks and play areas and how these can be impacted if the council have to spend money on cleaning graffiti or areas where fly tipping has occurred. They also learnt about safety online, on public transport and on the railways. They also learnt that from the age of 10 they can be held responsible for their actions and that criminal records can be given from this age too. They all engaged really well and maturely with the issues raised and asked lots of sensible questions.

PE

For our PE this half term we will be working with Rochdale Football Club. Our first session was great fun, we worked on our ball control and Harry and Khloe won a certificate for their hard work.

Autumn Term 2

CHOIR - CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE 2021

Mad Science!

 Today we had a visit from Naomi, a mad scientist!

She took us on a mission to Mars - exploring how we could steer a rocket and orbit the planet with some fun experiments along the way.

If enough children are interested in taking part, Naomi will also be running an after-school Mad Science club, starting in January.

Remembrance Day

Today Year 6 marked Remembrance Day by visiting the Cenotaph in Middleton. They led a beautiful, moving assembly to all who were at the remembrance garden, laid a wreath they had made and conducted 2 minutes silence with the upmost respect. They were an absolute credit to the school and we are so proud of them. 

Willow Weaving

This week in Year 5.6 we have been very lucky to have a wonderful visitor in to try some willow weaving. Throughout the three classes we have had a workshop in learning the skills to willow weave and have been creating leaves for our school tree which is located on our entrance fence. We then built the bark and placed together all the leaves to create a school growth tree and a crucifix! Make sure you look at our wonderful work when you visit school!

Music

Over the last few weeks in Music we have been working in groups to create our own piece of gamelan music by learning how to play ostinato, which is a continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. We have been using glockenspiels, cow bells, chimes bars, triangles and drums to compose our own music piece.  We wore bali hats, sarongs and no shoes for our performance in honour of the traditional bali music.

Autumn Term 1