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Welcome to Autumn Term 2019 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

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. 

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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.

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.  1 Erin giving the introduction for her team
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.  2 Tim giving the opposite view
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.  3 Erin and Verity planning the debate

Buddy Reading

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

 

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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

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Our Class Texts

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Homework Year 6
Homework Year 5
Please have a look at the 'S plans' for the current English, Maths and Theme, to see the learning journeys for the children within Years 5 and 6.
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S Plans English
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The Land of the Free

S Plans - Curriculum

 

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

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An investigation exploring which materials created the most friction.

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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. 

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Sports

 

Congratulations to the group of Year 5 and 6 children who attended the basketball competition; they got through to the final!

Forest School 

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.

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