Welcome to Spring Term 2020 in Unit 3
Welcome to the Unit 3, Year 5 and 6 web page.
On this page, you will find copies of our newsletters, curriculum 'S plans', home learning projects and information about the exciting things our children have been learning.
Unit 3 lead - Miss Emily Burgin
Unit 3 classes and teachers
Owls Year 6 - Miss Gibbs
Foxes Year 6 - Mrs Sullivan
Deer Year 5 - Miss Burgin
Y6 SATs Meeting
PE - Hockey
Over the next 5 weeks, we will develop our dribbling skills, learn how to accurately pass the ball whilst moving, defend and attack a goal and think tactically whilst playing a game. Each week, the children will apply these skills and follow the 'Quickstick Hockey' rules as they build up to participating in a mini tournament.
As part of our new learning this term, the children created varying images replicating Chinese art. They looked at the year of the rat (2020), vases, and blossom trees. They chose which art medium to use ie paint, tissue paper, pencil. The images have created wonderful displays within our 3 classrooms as well as our hub area.
Cullompton Master Plan
On Wednesday, Owl Class had the opportunity to work with Urban Practitioners who are working on the Cullompton Master Plan. In groups, the children looked at three locations around Cullompton: The Mill Area, Higher Bullring and The Old Station Area. They looked at historic maps from 1889, present day maps and historic photos. After gathering knowledge from the maps and photos, the children then had an opportunity to visit these areas within Cullompton, where they thought about what they could see, hear and smell. Once back at school, the children designed a new element to add to one of the three locations e.g a new welcome sign in The Old Station Area. They thought about how to make this area more appealing for residents and visitors.
Owl Class - Class Reward
Owl Class has a wonderful time in 'The Owl Class Bake Off' as their class reward for filling the stars in the jar. The children work sensibly and respectfully with one another to create cupcakes and cookies. They were very creative and tasted delicious.
Year 6 represented Willowbank at Chudleigh Knighton with other schools from the First Federation in a debate workshop. The children gave an introduction, discussed for and against the motion which was, should there be an age limit for social media, it was then opened to the floor. They took a vote and the team for the motion won.
On Friday, Foxes Class teamed up with the Year 1 and 2 children from Bats Class to take part in a Buddy Reading session. The Year 6 children chose a book that they thought their buddy would like and read it to them, asking them questions about what they thought might happen next, or how much they enjoyed the book. The Year 1 and 2s then had the opportunity to share their favourite book with their buddy, showing them their fantastic reading.
"When we read with our buddies again, am I going to read with Danny? I loved reading with Danny!" - Sammy
"Tara listened really well and she read some of the tricky words." - Ryan
"Phoebe knew about all of the different characters in the book!" - Isla
The session was very successful and Bats Class thoroughly enjoyed being read to by their buddies!
Curriculum Homework Project
Times Tables Rockstars
Learning your times tables is very important. If you have forgotten your login details, please ask your class teacher.
Our Reading Hub Area in Year 5/6
Our Class Texts
S Plans English
Maths S Plans - Year 6
Maths S Plans - Year 5
Curriculum S Plans
Year 6 Homework
Science - Forces
In Science, the children in Unit 3 are learning about forces (buoyancy, air resistance, gravity and friction). The children have been developing their enquiry skills through a range of investigations. As well as observing experiments, the children have had the opportunity to create their own investigation exploring air resistance. Working in small groups, they thought about what makes a fair test and variable factors. The children presented their results through a bar chart.
Friction - Investigation
Exeter City - Premier League Primary Stars
Exeter City are working with Owl, Foxes and Deer class across the year.
This half term, Owl Class are learning the skills of Netball. They are focusing on working effectively as a team, communicating clearly and making precise and accurate passes to play shots. Throughout the unit of work they have thought carefully about how they can demonstrate effective dribbling around obstacles; performing skills with control and confidence.
Congratulations to the group of Year 5 and 6 children who attended the basketball competition; they got through to the final!
Each week, the children in Foxes Class get to enjoy a forest school session, learning outdoors whatever the weather! These sessions link loosely to our theme, but are also an excellent chance for them to develop core skills such as team work and perseverance.