We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

J.K Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Hello and welcome to year 5/6!

We are so excited for this year and the new topics.

Our topic this half term is based around the novel ‘Nickolai of the North’ and we will be learning lots of things such as the science of space and the solar system, how current issues affect the earth, being different and anti-bullying and what makes this time of year magical across the world.

The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 3:05pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom door.

In year 5, children are allowed to leave the classroom without an adult. If you would like your child to be able to leave the classroom without an adult you will need to fill in a form and return it to school. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.

If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself then a form will need to be filled in to advise school who your child/children can leave with. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.

Waterbottles should be brought into school on Monday and then will be sent home on Friday. Reading books and reading journals will be sent home daily, and it would be beneficial if children read at least 3 times at home during each week. Reading diaries should be kept up to date by children and then signed by an adult.

Spellings will be tested and new spellings given out on a Friday. Homework will also be given on a Friday and is due back into school the following Wednesday.

Our PE day is Thursday and children will require appropriate indoor/outdoor PE kit according to our PE policy.

Homework Autumn 2

MTP Nickolai of the North

Nickolai of the North Knowledge Organiser

In science, we have been learning all about space and identifying misconceptions that we may have add so that we can research this area and find out the facts. We really enjoyed learning about the planets in our solar system and how they are all different. First, we collected together what we thought we knew…

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In Engineering Golden Time club, the children have been busy making the ‘Big Ball Factory’ aka ‘Project Llama’. This was not an easy task and the children have done amazingly well. This task has required: patience listening skills team work resilience problem solving skills

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This year, for Children in Need, Year 5 and 6 showed their spots! We all wore spots to school and donated money to Children in Need!

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This week in maths we have been learning about negative numbers. We have then used our knowledge of negative numbers to plan a circus just like P.T Barnum did. After planning the circus, we had to work out the cost of tickets so that we would be able to pay the money back to the…

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This week, we have been researching the life of P.T Barnum. We used the i-pads and laptops to find out lots of interesting things about his exciting life. Those of us who have seen the film were surprised by how much the story has been changed for the film. Next week, we will use this…

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This week, we have been exploring place value to secure our understanding. We have investigated using number lines, counters, denes and even straws. We have had lots of fun in these practical maths sessions and now feel confident to use this knowledge in our maths learning.

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