Welcome to Mandela Class Year 5/6
I hope you have all had an amazing Summer Holiday and are looking forward to the start of term!
I'm certainly looking forward to getting to know you all properly...
Our topic between now and Christmas is 'The Great War'. We will be learning about the history of the British Empire; the causes of World War 1 and investigating the roles of people and animals during this period. Have you ever wondered what life in the trenches was like? Well, we're going to find out!
Our key text this term is 'WarHorse' by Michael Morpurgo and we have an extra special trip in connection with this, planned for you in term 2, but more about that later!
We will also be having a huge focus on spelling, grammar and arithmetic as we aim to become super spellers and magical mathematicians!
This term, we will have PE on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure that you have all of your PE kit in school, including appropriate footwear. If children do not have a PE kit they will be provided with a spare class kit.
I can't wait to see you all on Monday!
Termly Spellings are based upon age related expectations for your child. We have already tested these Spellings in class and they will be stuck into your child's home/school link book. The Spellings will be re-tested at the end of Term 2 and any child who achieves are score of 35 or more will be entered into the school Spelling Bee. This exciting competition will enable them to compete in front of the whole school against other children in their year group.
Please practise these Spellings as much as possible in addition to your child's weekly Spellings.