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Class 5

Class Teacher – Miss Houchin

Teaching Assistant - Mrs K. Knott



Class 5 Autumn Term 2018


Please find below an overview of what we shall be doing this term.


Now that we have established ourselves in the Autumn Term, we have a few important things that we need to tell you.


As you are probably aware, our Year 6 pupils have a considerable amount of work to undertake in their final year in preparation for their end of Key Stage 2 SATs. Our Year 5 pupils will be busy working on their curriculum but it will not be necessary for them to complete some of the tasks that will be presented to the Year 6 children. As the learning and consolidation gathers momentum, we will endeavour to give your child the help and support that they will need in order to shine and bring to fruition all their hard endeavours.


We shall be working hard in numeracy and literacy as ever. We will be developing our arithmetic and problem solving skills in numeracy and strengthening our knowledge of grammar and punctuation in our literacy lessons. We will also be refining our reading skills. Weekly homework will be an opportunity for children to consolidate their learning and share their progress with you at home.


In Science this term we will be learning about materials. In Art the children will be studying the elements of this subject. The History/Geography topic will be focusing on London. We will be learning about the history of our capital and making comparisons and identifying similarities and differences between Burford and London. We will provide the children with the opportunity to develop their ICT skills throughout the curriculum. The children will also be sharpening their team skills in football and tag rugby sessions up until the end of term. High expectations and a positive approach to the curriculum will be evident throughout. The underlying bedrock will be working together, being a class team supporting each other, showing and sharing acts of kindness we have discussed in RE and in PSHE sessions. It is all about making good choices. The children will continue to have the opportunity to play the ukulele with Mrs. Giles on a Friday afternoon. They will also be learning French with Mrs Knott.



This is in the form of daily reading, learning spellings and a maths task. Homework tasks will be given to the children on a Monday and will need to be returned by the following Monday. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar resources (SPAG.com) will still be available for your child to consolidate their learning. Additional homework might also be given, linked to other curriculum areas.



On a Monday, your child will receive a list of spellings to learn for the following Friday. Please help your child to learn these words and discuss the common spelling patterns. We will give each child a list of words to learn and they can learn as many as they feel that they can.



Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. This is very important.


In addition to supporting your child with their spellings, tables and reading, your child might need additional support in literacy and numeracy. We would happily provide ideas for parents who would like to support their children with their key skills in these subjects. Please pop in and see us to discuss this.


Important notes


  • It is important that children drink plenty of water. Your child will need a named plastic bottle in school to keep on their desk.
  • An outdoor PE kit will be needed on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon for football and tag rugby.


Please feel free to pop in at any time and discuss any queries that you might have. We look forward to an exciting term ahead.