Years 5 and 6
This term our core text is ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ by Rick Riordan. We will be inspired by the content in the text to write myths and diary entries.
We will then explore different cultural tales such as ‘The Fire Children’. We will be producing rhyming poems.
This term we will be reading ‘A Monster Calls’ written by Patrick Ness. The book covers several hard-hitting themes such as coping with grief, the loss of a loved one, and the internal battle with our emotions.
We will explore various genres through our core text complete a variety of narrative pieces as well as an informal letter.
Every Thursday afternoon, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, there will be Maths support available to selected children. Over the course of the year, the majority of the year group will attend. It is highly recommended your child attends if selected. Boosters start Thursday 21st September.
Reading every day is essential. Please take the time to read a range of different texts at home which include newspapers, comics, fiction texts, blogs, information books, etc.
The ability to recall multiplication tables at speed is important to accessing several areas of the curriculum. Please ensure you practice regularly with your children to maximise learning time.
Key dates for year 6:
Transition and SATS meeting
28th September 2017 5.30
29th September 2017 2.30
Further information regarding key dates for the Year will be provided closer to the time. Please follow @foxfield on twitter to keep up to date with all the current news and events. Our twitter account gives you an insight into all the fantastic learning that happens at Foxfield, we tweet images of our work, quotes from children and short video clips.
In Year 5 and 6, pupils are able to change their reading book once a week. Parents can support their children's learning through reading and discussing the books daily, and by giving children the opportunity to visit the local library to read about and research our topics.
If you would like to discuss how you can help your child at home, please see your child's class teacher. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school.
To see some images of some of our learning please click here
For details of how to help your children at home, and also to download another copy of you children's homework, Please click here
If you have any questions about our years 5/6 phase or please do not hesitate to make an appointment with our phase leader Mrs Vyas.