Year 5/6

Year 5

Miss Hodgson-Chestnut

Favourite colour: Green

Favourite subject: English and French because I love Languages.

Favourite book: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Best holiday: South America where I went to the Rio Carnival.

Interesting fact: I love baking and craft activities..

Mr Cannon

Favourite colour: Black

Favourite subject: P.E. (obviously) and History.

Favourite book: To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee

Best holiday: New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka for the cricket.

Interesting fact: I have taught in two schools in Africa.

Mr Schofield- Oak

Favourite colour: Red

Favourite subject: PE

Favourite book: Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart

Best holiday: USA

Interesting fact: He used to swim for Loughborough Town and is the leading scorer for his football team.

Year 6

Mrs Charlesworth- Pear

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite subject: English

Favourite book: War Horse

Best holiday: Paris

Interesting fact: She has swam in a lake with snakes.

Miss Wright- Willow

Favourite colour: Yellow

Favourite subject: English because she loves reading and writing.

Favourite book: The Raging Quiet.

Best holiday: Rome

Interesting fact: She has fed a tiger and swam with a shark.

Year 5 and 6 Teaching Assistants 

Mrs Isaacs

Three Interesting Facts:

  • Mrs Isaacs has 2 lovely sons called Ashley and Kieran.
  • She has a cute Guinea Pig called George.
  • Her dream is to swim with dolphins.

Mrs Phillips

Three Interesting Facts:

  • Mrs Phillips is a Geordie from Newcastle so she supports Newcastle United!
  • On her holidays, she often jets off in her caravan to the seaside.
  • Freddie is Mrs Phillip’s tortoise who lives in Newcastle.

What we are doing this term:

In Year 5 and 6 we will be learning about The Roman Empire in a range of different curriculum areas. Our English lessons are linked to our ‘Rampaging Romans’ topic. The children will produce a range of exciting writing such as: explanation texts about Mount Vesuvius erupting and diary entries from the perspective of a Roman soldier. Each class will also be reading ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett as their Power of Reading book. In History and Geography we will be focusing on the Roman Empire. We will study this fascinating civilisation and learn about how the Romans created an empire across Europe. In R.E., we will be learning about ‘Religion and the Individual’ where we will be comparing modern commitments to the commitments of a Roman soldier. In Art we are continuing to learn about different artists, this term we are focusing on the famous Renaissance Period. We will be focusing on the  sketching techniques these artists used which will help us to recreate our own pieces.
Also, we will also be using clay to create sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. We are using the much loved food of Italy to base our Food topic on in D.T. this term. This term in Science, Year 5 and 6 will be investigating different materials and their properties. We will be working, planning and conducting our own research in order to design Roman armour using suitable materials. After half term, we will make our own exploding volcanoes, using our knowledge of reversible and irreversible reactions.

The children have now received Whole School Homework which has a list of possible homework tasks that the children can partake in based our topic. Encouragement from you to make this real ‘Take Care’ work would be appreciated. Here are some links of websites for your child to do extra research or to help them to complete their homework:

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