We are the eldest pupils in our school and love being role models for the rest of our school community. Alongside our learning in class, we enjoy extra roles and responsibilities such as being lunch time helpers and buddies for the youngest children in the school.
At the beginning of the year we agreed on the following Class Charter:
• Be respectful – listen to others, be polite, kind and helpful
• Be trustworthy – be a good sport, play fair and be honest
• Be peaceful – be gentle with others and treat equipment carefully
• Be positive – try your best, be creative and resilient
In the mornings we enjoy morning maths, spelling, maths and English including reading, writing and grammar.
In maths we use written methods and our arithmetic knowledge (including times tables) to help with our problem solving. Our English lessons centre around amazing, ambitious texts which might be a story, non-fiction text, poems or something else altogether. Some of these include The Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Cosmic, The Chocolate Tree and Goodnight Mr Tom.
We learn together with partners or groups but we also work independently too.
In the afternoon we learn through our termly topics. Some of these include World War II, Earth and Space and the Marvellous Mayans.
The afternoons are also spent learning a range of subjects across the curriculum including humanities, computing and science. We also have termly music, art and DT units that teach us about musicians, artists and designers, their works and the skills and techniques they used. We practise these skills and techniques and apply them to our own creative pieces.
RE, PSHE and PE are also taught in the afternoons.
We use our heads, hearts and hands to help us learn, investigate and grow together.