Lion – Years 5 & 6 Mrs Wall & Miss Chapman
Welcome to Lion Class 2022-2023!
We are a mixed year 5/6 class full of fabulous learners who try our best every day. Our class teacher is Mrs Wall, who is supported by Miss Chapman as teaching assistant.
In maths, we follow the White Rose scheme and have a mixture of practical, active and written lessons. At Brockley Primary School we know that the basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. In year 5/6 we encourage our children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems and to confidentially use mathematical language. We want our children to be able to recognise the importance of maths in everyday life, in science and technology, financial literacy and employment and to use their mathematical skills in a range of everyday contexts. We use a range of resources to aid our learning.
In English we build on the Talk for Writing skills that children have learned in previous years and follow the National Literacy Trust scheme of IPEELL – Introduction, Point, Elaboration, Ending, Language, Links. Children will be writing their very own podcast using Audacity software this term based on the classic book Wind in the Willows as inspiration.
We love reading in Lion class! Children had a knockout tournament at the start of the term to decide on our class book. The winner was The Boy at the Back of the Class. Children are really enjoying listening and discussing the book already.
In Science we are learning about Earth and Space and Forces in Autumn term. Children have already begun learning about the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon and made these fabulous models, which they then used to explain what was happening on the Seesaw app.
Our topic this term is Rivers and Mountains. Children have already made some fantastic pointillism artwork based on the workings of Georges Suerat. In geography children will learn about the water cycle and carry out practical river field work during their trip to Holme Brook Valley Park in October. Children will investigate why mountains have their own climate and explore data for particular mountains and what makes mountains popular tourist destinations and compare these destinations between seasons. In history, children will delve into our local past and research local explorer Peter Fidler and compare him to Edmund Hillary. As part of our topic, in DT, children will design, make and evaluate 3D models of mountains and rivers.
Our values in PSHE are money matters and relationships. Children will discuss, listen and share their thoughts with the class around these valuable topics.
In R.E children will explore the questions, what would Jesus do? Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century?
In P.E, we follow the Real PE scheme, putting children at the heart of the learning. Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that includes, challenges and support EVERY child. This term, children will focus on ball skills for coordination and reaction/response for agility.
Children are learning classroom instructions in French and in music, children are exploring how music brings us together. As well as creating a podcast, children will learn how to code in computing!
There is a lot of exciting learning coming up in Lion class and I will update as we go.