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 Hannah Cullen (Thursday and Friday and alternating Wednesdays).
Year 6: Miss Jess Coleman, Mr Lavis and Mrs Broadbent.
Here is an overview of the learning we will be doing across the curriculum:
Treason, Treachery and Tragedy
This term our topic is ‘Treason, Treachery and Tragedy’ where we will explore the Tudor era, particularly focusing on the life of Henry VIII and his six wives. Throughout the term we will look at the significant events that happened during the Tudor period and how this impacts upon our lives now, in particularly the creation of the Church of England and the commissioning of the first Ordnance Survey.
In English we will be writing our own poetry based on Armistice Day, looking at the experiences faced by those on the front line. 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 diary entry based on an event in the life of William Montague (the main character) from our key text: Treason, by Berlie Doherty. Alongside these, we will be writing short stories and writing short pieces based on the Christmas story, found in the Bible.
In Maths we will developing our skills of arithmetic in our daily arithmetic practice and applying these within our continuation of learning of multiplication and division. We will be refining our reasoning skills with the use of APE (answer, prove it and explain).
Art and design
This term we are excited to develop our DT skills by building a Modroc model of a soldier as part of our remembrance workshop. As part of our Tudor theme, we will be creating Tudor style portraits of famous monarchs and creating Tudor Roses, by practising some our sewing and stitching skills.
This term we are developing our understanding of the Tudor household and exploring their family trees, in particular, focusing on Henry VIII and his six wives! We will be creating fact file to display everything that we learn. In Science, we will be exploring the topic of Earth and Space, including what life is like for an astronaut and carrying out a shadow investigation.
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 use our maths and geography skills as we orientate ourselves around the school.
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 Thursday.
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 Hannah Cullen
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
24.3.20 - Parent workshop 2-3
18.5.20 - Parent workshop 2-3
Read all about our adventures at Mill on the Brue:
Each Thursday, your child will receive homework, which is due in the following Tuesday:
Spellings - Each week your child will receive 10 spellings to learn for a test on Wednesday. These will all link to a rule that the children have been taught in school.
Maths - Each week your child will receive 10 arithmetic questions. It is really important for us to see the 'maths' that goes into an answer, so please encourage your child to show their working.
Reading- Each week your child should read five times, please can an adult sign each time they have read as this will be checked weekly on Friday.
Your comments - we really value your insights into how your child got on with their home learning, so please write a comment at the bottom of their work. We also encourage the children to write a comment to share their views on their home learning.
Year 5 Home Learning
Y5 Home Learning below:
Y6 Home Learning below