'Desert Owls' (Year 5) Miss Baker 2021 - 2022

Miss Baker

Welcome To Desert Owl's Class Page  

Year 5 & 6 

Autumn Term 2021

Meet the adults who  also work in Desert Owl class.

Mrs Atherton & Miss Smith - Teaching Assisants

Mrs Hayes  - Class Cover Thursday

Mrs Morgan - Astle - M.D.A.

Mr Gray - Music Teacher

 

Welcome Back 

After the long summer break, it is lovely to see you all back in our new year 5 and 6 class.

I hope you are all as excited as I am to be back in school and are looking forward to lots of new challenges and learning experiences this term, eager to work with your friends and full of enthusiasm for the next steps of your learning journey.

Getting in touch

I am at the gate most mornings and at the end of school (not Thursday).

Please  remember that you can also email me on our class email address if you need to clarify or query anything.

I check my emails each week day throughout the day and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

You can also call school on 01244 981115 and ask to leave a message for me to call you back

 Our class email is below.

year5&6@weavervale.cheshire.sch.uk

 

I try to upload photos of our learning at least weekly. 

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@FWeaverValePS

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Useful Information 

 

P.E
Our P.E this half term is swimming and dance

Swimming begins on Tuesday afternoon 21st September. You will be sent a letter by 10th September with all the details you need.

You will need to have your full P.E kits with you in school each Tuesday and Friday until we begin our swimming lessons - please remember your pumps or trainers too.

Water Bottles and Snack

Please ensure that you bring a water bottle each day so that you can access fresh water.

We are now also selling snack again each morning break if you wish your child to purchase toast and a drink.

Your child can also bring in their own healthy snack and we usually have fruit available for free.

Homework

Please visit the tab at the top of the page for full details. Homework will be set on a Friday. There is the expectation that this is completed by all children. Children should be visiting their Spellzone page as part of their homework at least 2x weekly. 

Reading

Please visit the tab at the top of the page for full details

You should see your child bringing home a book each day along with their reading diary - although they may choose to read a book from home as well or instead. The expectation is that your child reads frequently at home and records their thoughts and progress through their, books in their diary. Please add your comments to it too and sign it at least a couple of times weekly, when your child has read. At year 5 and 6 this may be to themselves, but children at this age still love to share a book.

Our learning day begins at 9:00am when register is taken so children need to be at school by 8:55 am. They can arrive at 8:45 am which will allow them chance to chat with friends and organise themselves for the day ahead.

Break and snack are from 11:45 am to 11:10 am.

Lunch is at 12:15 pm until 1:15pm

School finishes at 3:15 pm when your child should be collected at the school gate. If you wish you child to walk home you need to inform me or the school office.


Weekly Timetable is Outlined Below

 

8:55 - 9:10

9:10 - 9:40

9:45 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:10

11:15 - 12:15

12:15-1:15

1:15 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:15


Monday

Register

Early Work 

Spelling/Grammar

Weekly

Pattern

 

 Reading

Snack

&

Break

Maths

Lunch

&

Break

 Art

Computing

Music

Ukuleles 

Mr Gray

 

Tuesday

Register

Early Work

 

 Reading

Pathways

Writing

 Snack

&

 Break

 Maths

 Lunch  

&

Break

Topic

Swimming

 

Wednesday

 Register

Early Work

 Reading

Pathways

Writing

 Snack

&

Break

 Maths

 Lunch

&

 Break

 Science

Geography

 

 Science

Geography

 

 

Thursday

Mrs Hayes

Register

Early Work

Maths

  PHSE

My Happy Mind

 

 Snack

&

Break

 Guided Reading

 Lunch

&

Break

 French

 R.E

 

 

Friday

 Register

Early Work

Reading

Independent

(Love for Books)

Pathways

Writing

 Snack

&

Break

 Maths

 Lunch

&

Break

Celebration Assembly

 Art Computing 

P.E

2:40 - 3:10

 

The information below is a brief overview of learning.

English

Queen of The Falls by

Wolves of Currampaw

 

Children will be further develop their understanding of sentence structures and write short setting and character descriptions.

We will look at how we can develop powerful descriptions using figurative writing – similes, metaphors and personification to create a story opening full of suspense.

Drama

Diary Entry

Setting description

Characters view point

short story retell

ExtendedPoetry

Children will develop further, their use of expanded noun phrases to add detail and revise all elements of punctuation, previously covered including how to punctuate dialogue.

Outcomes – setting description, short diary entries, story retell extended poetry

 

Guided Reading Texts

  • Queen of the Falls
  • Wolves of Currampaw
  • First News - science and geography, national and world current issues 
Maths

Place Value

Number Fluency

 

Geography

 North America

Locational Knowledge cities and key physical and human feature

World Locational Knowledge

Atlas skills and field work skills  

Undertsanding of phyical features of n. America - mountain rnages deserts praires 

Formation of Niagara Falls

Landuse - skyscrappers and cattle farming

Science

Forces - Floating and Sinking

  • Understanding forces that operate on objects in water
  • Density
  •  
  • About prominant scientists in this field 

Children will learn

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 Children will further develop their scientific skills throughout this topic.

  • Predicting.
  • Observation conducting fair tests and controlling variables.
  • Measuring.
  • Recording.
  • Drawing Conclusions

 

Art

Drawing

  • Develop fine line and detail using a range of media
  • Understanding of perspective
  • understanding of pattern
  • study of cubism and work of Picasso
Physical Education

Children will further develop their skills and knowledge and understanding by entering a range of competitions in additon to within school.

Swimming

Dance

 

 

 

 

 

R.E and PHSE

My Happy Mind - Relationships

Christianity - Parable

 

Computing

ICT use across the curriculum.

Presenting Information - Power Point

Saving work and creating folders.

Use of word.

Inserting images.

Digital technologies 

Music  Learning a Musical Instrument – Ukuleles
French  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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