Dyson class news and information
Welcome to Dyson Hub! Each hub in school is named after a local icon. Year 5/6 is Dyson! We will be learning more about what makes James Dyson and his wonderful inventions so innovative.
Meet the Team
Year 5: Mrs Nichola Addison (Monday, Tuesday and alternating Wednesdays), Mrs Nicola Owens (Thursday and Friday and alternating Wednesdays).
Year 6: Miss Jess Coleman, Mr Matthew Lavis and Mrs Sandra Broadbent.
Below is a selection of additional tasks and activities for your children in Dyson to complete if they are running low on work in their packs. There are also a range of links posted daily on our facebook page that children can use to fill their time and remind the children to take regular breaks; we know how hard-working Pucklechurch children are!
Here is an overview of the learning we will be doing across the curriculum:
Vision and Light: Illuminating Learners
This term our topic is 'Vision and Light: Illuminating Learners'! In this topic we will focus on light and How we see! We will be exploring the Science behind it, the surprising links it has to Geography and exploring the importance of light and colour within artwork.
In English we will be writing our own narratives, persuasive letters and character descriptions. Here we will seek to include figurative language such as metaphors, similes and personification to help capture the reader's imagination. We will also write a setting description of a mysteriously vanishing shop, supported by knowledge from our key text: The Nowhere Emporium, by Ross Mackenzie.
In Maths we will developing our skills of arithmetic in our daily arithmetic practice and applying these within our learning of fractions, decimals and percentages in Year 5 and we will be moving on to explore measurement and shape in Year 6. We will be refining our reasoning skills with the use of APE (answer, prove it and explain).
Music at home
Yumu is a safe online space where students can learn, play and develop their musicianship. It’s an area of the Charanga platform that we use in school to deliver the music curriculum. All children now have access to the independent learning package where they can explore and learn! If your child does not have their log in details, please email your class teacher who will be happy to supply them. Instructions on how to log in for the first time and begin using the package can be found in the document called ‘Instructions on how to use YUMU Music World’. Enjoy!
Art and design
This term we are excited to develop our DT skills by designing our own pop-up shop that we will go on to create later in the term. Alongside this, we will also be designing and creating light jars made from clay within our art lessons.
This term we are developing our understanding of different time zones and the changing periods of night and day We will also spend time exploring the and identifying the position and significance of latitude/longitude on a world map.
This Term we continue with Real PE where children progress through lessons at their pwn pace, focusing on fundamental movement and strengthening activities. We will also be starting to look further at our badminton skills, ensuring we all know how to serve, clear and perform a drop shot!
Please ensure your child’s PE kit is labelled and left in school until the end of each term, when it can be taken home and washed. As the weather gets colder the children will need to also have warm suitable clothing. If your child has long hair, it will need to be tied up on these days. Finally, please also ensure any earrings are removed on PE days or covered by a plaster. PE days vary, so please ensure your child has a PE kit in each day.
Throughout the year we will be looking at some key texts. You are welcome to purchase any of the texts for your child so they can have their own copy within school. Please make sure their names are in the copies which are able to stay in school throughout the term.
Please note this is not an expectation.
The Boy With the Bronze Axe
The Nowhere Emporium
Home Learning will be sent out on a Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday.
The homework will be displayed on the website in order to reduce paper usage in school; however, there will always be paper copies available for your children to take if needed.
We ask all parents/guardians to read with their child every day to support their child’s reading development at home. Children will continue with their reading records, please use this to inform us of the date, book title and any comments you feel are necessary. They will be checked weekly and reading percentages will be shared in the weekly newsletter.
Your child will receive a spelling rule each week and we will have a weekly spelling test on a Thursday. The spellings are based on words set in the national curriculum. We will be testing the children on these spellings in their homework books so you can see your child's progress.
Times table Rock stars
Children are expected to to practise their timetables using 'Times tables rock stars' to develop their recall skills of all their times tables. This is fun way for children to learn their tables and will also be reinforced regularly at school.
You can contact your child's class teacher through their email address or by catching them at the beginning or end of the day. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with your child's class teacher by emailing them directly or contacting the school office.
Year 5 – Mrs Nichola Addison/ Mrs Nicola Owens
Year 6 - Miss Jess Coleman
Please find the dates and times of the parent workshops throughout the year
9.10.19- Whole school writing workshop 9-10
28.11.10- Whole school maths workshop 9-10
14.1.20- Whole school reading workshop 9-10
18.5.20 - Parent workshop 2-3
Y6 Home Learning below
Read all about our adventures at Mill on the Brue:
Year 5 Home Learning below