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​​​Welcome to Wrekin Class!


Class Teacher - Mr Stuart Field

This term, Wrekin Class' topic is the Ancient Maya. Pupils will be finding out how they lived, what they ate, how they worshipped amongst many other things! Thank you for your help with the amazing projects that came back into school recently - I was so pleased with them - thank you!


In English work, we will be studying a beautiful book called 'Animalium' and writing our own Animal fact files about creatures found on an alien planet. Then we will move onto reading and writing our own supernatural stories and some poetry based on a poem called 'I am Cat'. After half term, we will write our own story based on character living in Ancient Mayan times before finishing the term with some wonderful work based on 'The Jungle Survival Handbook'.


In maths, we always focus on calculation - including long multiplication and long division - as well as a heavy focus this term on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be building up to Year 6 SATs by trying out some past papers and solving lots of puzzles and problems. Obviously we will be doing Speed Tables tests too!


In Science, all of our work is about animals; we will learn about their reproduction, life cycles, the work of Jane Goodall, metamorphosis, classification and keys. This links nicely with our English work on Animalium. In RE, pupils will learn about Buddhism and leading up to Easter we will look in detail at The Resurrection. Wrekin class will swim in PE (each Tuesday afternoon) and undertake gymnastics with JH Coaching. Year 5s have the opportunity to play cricket with specialist coaches each Wednesday afternoon. In Computing, pupils will learn to use email (using the school's system) and how to programme using Flowol.  To link with history work, Mrs Smith will be teaching pupils about Central and South American art and artists and in DT we will be making food linked to the Maya and Mexico. In music, Mrs Smith will look at rhythms and dances from around the world.


As usual, homework and spellings will be handed out each Friday to be handed in and tested the following Thursday.


Year 6s are off to Arthog 12th-14th February - kit lists have been sent out but if any parents wish to see me about this, then please make contact via the office!



 

Key Notes for Wrekin Class - 

 

PE -  Swimming is Tuesday, PE is Thursday

Homework - given out on a Friday, handed in by the following Thursday

Spellings - Given out on a Friday, tested on a Thursday

Reading - At least 20 minutes per day

 

Thank you - if you need anything, please come in and see me or call Mrs Winwood to make an appointment

Mr Field, Mrs Norris, Miss Lloyd​, Miss Harris