Welcome to 5/6K's webpage - over the year we will post regular updates on here about all the fantastic learning we have done. The theme for the Autumn term is Ancient Greece - focussing on the legacy left by the people who lived in Ancient Greece. Our work will include: reading and writing Greek myths, writing a report about the Ancient Greeks focussing on the Olympics, European geography and human development in science. Take a look at the Autumn term curriculum cloud for more details.
PE will be on a Monday afternoon with Mr Leyland. PE is an important part of the school curriculum and all children are expected to take part. Everyone will need to have their full PE kit in school to make sure that they don't miss out on any of the fun.
Homework is sent home at the end of the week and is due back on the following Wednesday; homework will be linked to our work in class and will alternate between English, Maths & Topic work. We will also be using our new online tools as part of our homework tasks- Doodlemaths, TTRS, DoodeleSpell, Read Theory and Spag.com. Spellings will also sent home each week and there will be a spelling test every Friday.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me at the beginning of the school day and remember to keep checking our website for all the latest information and photographs.
Whole Class Reading
In 5/6K we believe that reading is the key to everything. We have an expansive collection of books for the children to read in our Reading Corner but we also enjoy reading and exploring books together. Our first class novel is Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy - it's an exciting adventure story about a sky-ship race to South Polaris.
First Aid Training
Every year, we are joined by the wonderful Barry from Millie's Trust who comes in to school to train all of our Year 6 pupils in basic first aid. We had a very busy day learning all about first aid kits, how to deal with a variety of emergencies, bandaging, the recovery position and CPR. As you can see, we are all wearing pink and other bright colours as we were holding a charity day to raise money for Millie's Trust so that even more young people can be trained in first aid.
A Delicious French Lesson
To support our work in class, we had the opportunity to try lots of different French foods. Some were delicious - croque monsieur - some were not - camembert! As well as getting to try the food, we used the iPads to record our thoughts about the food. We had to use the French words and phrases we had learnt in class to describe what we were eating. Lots of fun was had by all and even Mr Dunderdale popped in to try some cheese!
In the spring term, we were lucky enough to have a dance coach come into school to teach our PE lessons. The theme for our sessions was 'The Evolution of Dance'. We worked really hard to put together three routines and finished our lessons with a performance for the other classes.
Last week, we were joined by story-teller Rogan Mills. He came to school to support our 'We Are Reading' campaign and did a wonderful job of entertaining us all with his stories, poems and songs. We all enjoyed bringing our teddies to school as the theme for the day was 'Snuggle up with a Book'.
Get Caught Reading
Well done to John and Skye W who were chosen as the winners of 'Get Caught Reading' in our class.
World War One
Following our visit to the Padiham Archives, we produced some beautiful work commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. In English, we read some war poetry, researched what life was like for soldiers in the trenches and then wrote our own poems. Finally we worked on two lovely art projects which were displayed around school.
We celebrated Black History Week in school with each class choosing a significant person to find out about. We looked at the life of Rosa Parks and the important role she played in ending segregation in the USA. We wrote hybrid texts in English and produced some digital artwork which we shared with the rest of the school in our celebration assembly at the end of the week.
Before half term, we held our annual Autumn book week. The theme for the week was 'Magic, Monsters and Mystery'. We spent the week reading and exploring the book Tuesday by David Weisner. Our week concluded with our dressing up day and I think you will all agree that we looked fantastic. Everyone was very impressed with the effort we had all put into our costumes. A special well done to our competition winners John and Kadie who were dressed as Rocket Rabbit and a Zombie schoolgirl. A great day was had by all!
Many thanks to the Padiham Rotary Club who came in last week to present all of our Year 6 children with a dictionary. This is something that they do each year and we are very grateful for their kind donations.
We were lucky enough last week to visit the newly re-opened Padiham Archives. We were able to find out about life in Padiham during the First World War and completed some research about the 320 soldiers from Padiham who died during the war.