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Welcome to the Owl Class General Information page

 

We are a very hard-working class of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils who enjoy having fun and learning lots of exciting new things! Being the eldest members of the school, we hold many roles of responsibility and we really love having the opportunity to mentor and support the younger pupils. 

 

This half term, we have a fantastic array of topics to explore and you will find a summary of our curriculum below including a typical weekly timetable. We are particularly excited that our history topic is Ancient Greece;  the Home Learning Project is also history based and you will find details in a document below.

 

Communication

Just a quick reminder about communication: every morning, teachers and teaching assistants will be outside in the playground ready to welcome the children, so if you have any quick questions, concerns or messages for us, this is an ideal time to pass them on.

 

You can also contact us by email:

nfarrant@barton.cambs.sch.uk

hthorpe@barton.cambs.sch.uk

 

Contact us directly via the office if there is an urgent issue; emails to the teachers are unlikely to receive an immediate response. If you need a longer conversation, we will happily arrange a mutually convenient slot to meet after school. 

 

Owl Class Structure

Below you will find a typical weekly timetable for Autumn Term. A summary of the areas of learning to be covered has also been added. Generally speaking, Mr Farrant will teach all week apart from Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning when Mrs Thorpe will be teaching. Ms Gillings will teach Spanish on Wednesday afternoon for an hour. 

 

Homework

Reading

Reading to and with an adult is still vital in Year 5 and 6.

Please read together every day/evening you can; just before bed is an ideal time to share a book one to one. Children who read well, flourish in other areas of the curriculum.  Don't forget to ask some questions to check on your child's understanding.  They should also be encouraged to enjoy books on their own.   Books and reading records should be brought into school every day so that we can support children to replace them; you are welcome to change them as often as you wish. Children will continue to read with their class teacher every week in guided reading sessions.  Individuals will also be heard whenever possible.

 

Spellings

Weekly spellings for children will be sent home on a Friday and will then be tested the following Friday. 

 

Home Projects

Home Projects for this half term have a History focus. You will find a summary in the Home Learning Section of the website. A paper copy will be sent home too. Pupil's individual presentations to the rest of the class will take place in the final half term.  

 

Maths

We will be launching Times Tables Rock Stars for Times Tables recall practice - more information will follow shortly. 

 

SATS practice

As the year progresses, we will be sending home arithmetic and SPAG practice sheets. We will hold a SATs information session for parents later on in the year. 

 

Water Bottles

It is very important that all children have a named water bottle in class (not just in packed lunches) so that they can have a drink whenever they need one without disrupting their learning. 

 

PE Kit

We have PE on a Monday and a Friday so it is probably easiest to bring it in on  Monday and take it home on Friday. Depending on the weather, we may do outdoor or indoor PE on either day so please can the children come with full kit for the week.

 

School Lunches

Just a reminder that you can book a whole half term of lunches in advance.  It is very helpful to our school caterer if you are able to do this and saves time in class in the morning during registration.  See parent information section on the website for the link.

 

We hope you enjoy our class page! no

Typical Weekly Timetable

Class Essentials Evening 11th September 2019

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