Welcome to Buzzard Class
My name is Miss Boycott and I am the Year 5 class teacher. I’ve been at Little Sutton School for almost as long as the school building has been in existence, so I’m ‘part of the furniture!’ Together, we’ve got a great year ahead with lots to find out and do!
In Buzzard Class, we work collaboratively to REACH our full potential.
Through learning and playing together, we will work to support our children to become:
A Day in The Life
For a few more Tuesday mornings, Buzzards are taking part in brass lessons with our visiting tutor Ms. Barraclough.
Each Wednesday morning, swimming lessons are taking place at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village.
In our Mathematics sessions this term, we will be tackling ‘Multiplication & Division’, as well as ‘Fractions’.
In English, we will be using the book ‘The Lost `Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy & Jane Ray. This book will be used to stimulate our writing and enable us to compose traditional tales with a focus on describing characters, as well as developing alternative endings.
For ‘Guided Reading’ sessions, our focus is a book called ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will use this book to Evaluate authors’ language choice, including figurative language, to Identify and discuss themes and conventions, as well as summarise main ideas.
Our R.E. topic this term is ‘How is Muslim faith demonstrated through family life?’ As part of this topic, we will be learning about the importance of family in Islam and how identity and belonging is taught at home, as well as in the wider community.
We have an area of History to investigate this term too, as we will be investigating what life was like in Tudor England.
Our Science learning will be within the area of ‘Materials: Properties & Changes’. Areas of knowledge covered will include – investigating the hardness and conductivity of a range of materials. We will look at how these properties are linked to the materials’ uses.
There’s so much that we’ll be getting up to this term – too much to record! Remember to keep track of all our learning by checking in on our Twitter / X feed each week.
Reading: This year we aim to ‘Strive for Five’ and read with an adult every day at home, as well as at school. We’ve gone back to paper reading journals this year, to record all our reading in. Please make sure that journals are either signed, or written in five times a week. They should also be in school every day for me to check. Remember to concentrate on reading with expression and understanding. Use punctuation to help and check the meaning of new words.
Times Tables: To help with learning times -tables, ‘TTRockstar’ games should be played at least five times a week.
Spellings: Each week, children should practise spelling 5 words from the year 5/6 common word list.
Homework: We are concentrating on ‘the basics’. Fill in the stars on the homework sheet to show how often homework is being completed.
- Reading books should be brought into school every day as we have our ‘Accelerated Reader’ practice time each morning.
- E. kits should be in school all week and should consist of a plain white t-shirt, black coloured shorts, or jogging bottoms and black pumps. Trainers can be worn for outdoor activities.
- Bags should be as small as possible, in order to fit easily in the coat-peg spaces provided.
Get in Touch
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