Elder Class is made up of our Year 6 children. Our teacher is Ms Gunn and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Silcock.
Homework is given on Wednesday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Help is always available in class if needed and a Homework Club runs every Monday after school.
Weekly spellings are based on a spelling rule. The children are encouraged to find words that fit the rule and add them to their spelling books. Each Monday, they are given a spelling challenge based on the rule taught.
PE is on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school. We continue to run the ‘Daily Mile’ so a pair of trainers, which could be kept in school, would be appreciated. PE kit consists of a red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls – please make sure your child has the correct kit in school at all times as we do have additional sessions from time to time.
We are trying hard to be able to rapidly recall multiplication and division facts. Therefore, a focus table is given each week to learn for a ‘times table challenge’ on Friday.
Spring Term 2020
Autumn 2 2019
Please click here to see an overview of our studies this half term.
Relax Kids is a programme that teaches controlled, relaxing techniques that help children to find a calm headspace to complete work or stressful tasks through fun activities. They learn to control their breathing, steps of meditation and to build confidence. On a weekly basis, children in Year 6 take part in Relax Kids with Miss Barnett in the run up to their SATs tests.
We are having a busy first term in Elder Class where we are being introduced to ‘The World of Work’. Our weekly Mecanno workshop has begun and will result in a visit to ‘The Mecanno Challenge’ at Shildon Locomotion Museum. Here we will sample a taster of designing and engineering in the workplace. We also have an educational visit planned to Nissan, Sunderland for their Monozukuri Caravan experience and our Viking Topic will be enriched with a visit to Jorvik Viking Museum in York.
Topic: The Vikings
In topic, we are learning about the Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England. Children will develop their awareness of chronology, conduct historical enquiries and develop and use a wide vocabulary of historical terms so they are able to talk like a historian. We will be learning about the past through a range of sources, including art, and educational visits.
In Elder Class, we continue to teach English through a class novel and use aspects of ‘Talk for Writing’ to teach our pupils how to be independent and thoughtful writers. Grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling are incorporated into each lesson. We will be covering a range of genres in writing such as recounts, reports, poetry and narrative throughout the term.
We will be covering: mental and written methods of arithmetic (including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals), fractions, time, mass, properties of shape – including area and perimeter – and algebra.