Welcome to Year 5/6 Wonderful Willows and Splendid Spruces!

Year 5/6

Wonderful Willows and Splendid Spruces 2020

Staff

Miss Cooke teaches Wonderful Willows with Miss McCallum.

Mrs Twist teaches Splendid Spruces with Miss Luda.

Welcome to Wonderful Willows and Splendid Spruces. Our classrooms are set up to help you become an independent learner. In each room you will find working walls and resources which will help you with your learning. Both rooms have exciting new book corners, waiting for you to discover.

School Council

Every class has one school councillor to help share their classes’ views and make changes across the school.

Wonderful Willows’ School Councillor

Arjeta

Splendid Spruces’ Class Councillor

Bailey

Class Dojo Masters

Every class has at least one dojo master. The dojo masters help show visitors around school and explain what they are/have been doing in class.

Wonderful Willows’ Dojo Master

Corey and Miroslav

Splendid Spruces’ Dojo Masters:

David S and Olivia

Our Curriculum

Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each topic. Throughout the year, we will also add pictures of memorable experiences and hooks!

The children will learn about World War II including developing their geographical knowledge of countries involved in the war. They will also learn about their leaders and whether they were a part of the axis or allies. In addition, children will learn about daily life in the war including rationing, air raids, evacuation and propaganda.

In Science, the children will be learning all about the different forces and how they act on objects.

Quality Text

For this half term, we will be writing a portal story. We will use the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe by CS. Lewis and Elf Road by Pie Corbett as inspiration.

The children will also use ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ to write a diary as the character, Lenny.

Hook

For our hook, the children explored different portals that can transport you into a new and magical land, such as the wardrobe into Narnia and Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Then the children designed their own portals to take them to a fantasy land.

Experiences

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Our Experiences and Opportunities

We do lots of exciting tings throughout the year, this may be as part of our topic or additional experiences. Click on the tabs below to have a look.

Things you need to know! 

Home learning will help children to practice skills and consolidate knowledge learnt at school. For Wonderful Willows and Splendid Spruces, home learning will be given to the children on Friday and must be returned to school by the following Thursday.

Home learning club is available at lunch time if your child wishes to attend or requires extra support.

If children are struggling or you are unsure how to support your child, please message Miss Cooke or Mrs Twist on Class Dojo.

Children will also have the option of completing topic related challenges which can be chosen from the grid on the topic page.

Due to the current circumstances, children are expected to come to school in their P.E kit on P.E days. Please make sure this is appropriate for school and the weather. Children may also choose to bring deodorant but it must be a roll on, not an aerosol can.

P.E Day for Wonderful Willows is Thursday.

P.E Day for Splendid Spruces is Tuesday.

Spring 1

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th January: ‘Prime VR’ will be coming in to school to run workshops with the children and take them on a journey to the Arctic and Antarctic. There will be a voluntary cost to parents to ensure that this visit will can ahead. 

Spring 2

The children will have the opportunity to dissect a sheep heart to explore further into their topic of ‘Blood Heart’ and the circulatory system.

Summer 1

Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April: ‘Portals to the Past’ will be running workshops in school for children to learn more about evolution and fossils.  There will be a voluntary cost to parents to ensure that this visit can go ahead.

 

W/C 10th May: Year 6 SATs Week

SATs

The dates for Year 6 SATs 2020 are:

Monday 10 May English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 11 May English reading
Wednesday 12 May Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 13 May Mathematics paper 3

It is essential that all year 6 children have 100% attendance and are punctual throughout SATs week. Click here for more information.

Summer 2

Wednesday 9th June: Year 6 children will be going to Lea Green for Orienteering. This is part of the P.E curriculum and comes at no cost to parents.

Wednesday 9th June: Some of the year 5s will have the opportunity to go to Derby University as part of their ‘Primary Explorers’ Day.

Thursday 17th June: ‘The Drama Hut’ will be coming in to school and run workshops for children to explore more about the Mayans through drama. There will be a voluntary cost to parents to ensure that this visit can go ahead.

Below are a number of websites that are useful for children in year 5 and 6. Click on the links to be taken to the website.

MyOn – a website to read online books.

Hit the Button – a game to help you practice your times tables.

MyMaths – a website to support you with maths. There are lessons and work to complete.

Oak National Academy – this website has lots of lessons for all subjects.

BBC bitesize – this website has lots of materials to help your child with their homework and to recap learning from class.

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
Derby
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782
admin@firsprimary.derby.sch.uk

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