Welcome to Class 5/6 B – Miss Bowden
Welcome to our Class page. Here you will find important information about our class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
Reading books will be changed once a week on a Monday. If children have read the book they will get another. If longer books take a couple of weeks to read, they will get a new book when they need.
Please read regularly with your children at home. Check out www.getepic.com and sign up for free access to an online library of e-books.
Spellings are given on a Monday and are to be learned for a test on the following Monday.
A homework task will be given every Friday. This will alternate between English and Maths and will be returned to the set teacher. Homework is to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Each term, 5/6 class will take turns to have a term of Transform Fitness on a Friday afternoon. We will try to fit in additional PE lessons wherever possible (weather permitting). This may not necessarily be on the same day each week. Children should bring their full PE kit every Monday and leave it in school throughout the week in case of any extra PE activities.
Please make sure that your child has the correct PE Kit:
-Black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers
-No football or sports tops please!
-Tracksuit bottoms for outdoor lessons.
Earrings and watches should be removed before the lesson. After the initial 6 week period, all earrings must be removed and not covered with plasters. If children cannot remove their own earrings, please remove them before they come to school.
2016 – 2017
July 2017 – Year 5 Trip to Kirkley Hall
On Monday 10th July, Year 5 enjoyed a day of adventure activities at Kirkley Hall Outdoor Centre. Despite the miserable weather, all of the children had an excellent time attempting a range of challenges, from zip wires to climbing walls. What a great way to extend our outdoor learning from this year!
May 2017 – Buddy Time!
As our new starters for September took a tour of the Reception classrooms, Year 6 joined their current buddies out on the yard for some creative fun! Following the discovery and rescue of an injured hedgehog in the Reception outdoor area, we used chalk, sticks, stones and leaves to design and create our very own hedgehogs! Year 6 were fantastic ambassadors for the school and set a wonderful example for their younger counterparts. Take a look at our designs…
March 2017 – Science Week!
To kick start Science Week 2017, Mrs Cox has been busy out on the yard with a range of science demonstrations to inspire the pupils. Years 5 and 6 took part in an experiment to see the change and reaction when we mix bicarbonate of soda and vinegar…with explosive results! The children will be completing follow-up work for this in their lessons over the coming week!
March 2017 – India Day!
What a fantastic day Years 5 and 6 had on Thursday with our India Day celebrations. The children were absolutely brilliant and really got stuck into all the different activities. We had a go at some Indian cooking, designed our own henna art, learnt all about Islam and even out together a terrific group dance that we performed for Reception. The staff were very proud of how well the children behaved and the enthusiasm that they showed for all of the different activities. Here are some of the many photos that we took…there will be more to follow in the coming weeks!
February 2017 – Safer Internet Day
5/6B educated the whole school and their paretns with all they had learnt about staying safe on the internet.
Team SMART, made up of Olly, Jake, Dyla, Sam and Alex, intruduced the children to the SMART rules.
S – Safe – Keeo your personnal information safe and secure.
M – Meet – Never meet up with anyone that you do not know.
A – Accept – Only accept emails and requests from people that you know.
R – Reliable – Make sure that websites you use are reliable and trustworthy.
T – Tell – Always tell an adult if something happens that you do not like or do not think is right.
Well done 5/6B – this was a very important message to relay to everyone and you did it with confidence.
January 2017 – Meeting Adam Bushell – Local Author
Last week, children across the school had the opportunity to meet local children’s author, Adam Bushnell. We all had a fantastic time. During the sessions we looked at quest stories and began to create our own characters and setting. We came out of the workshop very entuhsed and can’t wait to start writing our stories.
November 2016 – Remembrance Parade
Children in Years 5 and 6 visited the War Memorial in Spennymoor on Friday 11th November to pay their respects. It was a great honour to take the children as they were fantastic ambassadoers for our school. Members of the public commented how nice it was to see the children paying their respects at a community event. Well done Years 5 and 6.
October 2016 – Heart Dissection
Science got very interesting in Years 5 and 6. As part of our topic on ‘The Human Body’, children got the opportunity to dissect a heart and identify the different parts.
All of the children emjoyed the session and we have some budding scientists and possibly surgeons among us! Huge thank you to Mrs Cox, our resident science teacher, for her help!
2015 – 2016
June 2016 – Outdoor Learning
It was finally 5/6B’s turn for our outdoor learning session with Sc.out.ed. We had a great day learning about how to make shelters from materials that we could find in our natural surroundings. We were very resourceful. If we were to be stranded on a desert island, then we would definitely survive! After lunch, we made sure that we all understood the fire circle rules before we lit a fire and toasted marshmallows! They were yummy.
We are looking forward to our next session on Wednesday 22nd June. 5/6B parents are invited from 10:10am to join with learning in a creative and fun. Don’t forget your wellies!
November 2015 – Remembrance Day
The staff were very proud of our year 5 and 6 pupils when they joined the community service of Remembrance on November 11th. They were very respectful. Our year 6 school councillors, Grace and Alex, were asked to lay our school wreath.