Year 5/6 2019 - 2020

Mrs Platt


Welcome Back!

Welcome to the BLUE class! Our teacher is Mrs Platt. Mrs Platt enjoys teaching us lots of different subjects, her favourites are Literacy, Geography and Computing. 
This half term we have lots of exciting things happening such as a trip to Halton Castle, swimming, the dojo shop, using the new active boards on the playground and our weekly attendance raffle. 
Key Information about Our Class:
  • Swimming is every FRIDAY for the Autumn term
  • PE is every Wednesday with Mr Green 
  • Children should be heard read every night and bring their reading book to school every day 

Have a look at what we are up to this half term ..

History – I’m the King of the Castle
  • Know how to place features of historical events from past societies and periods in a chronological framework
  • Know how to place people from past societies and periods in chronological order
  • Know the change power of monarchs using case studies such as Edward the Confessor or King Charles I
  • To study an aspect of history dating from the period beyond 1066 that is significant  in the locality (Halton Castle)
DT – Castles
  • Come up with a range of ideas after collecting information from different sources.
  • Produce a detailed step by step plan.
  • Explain how a product will appeal to a specific audience.
  • Use a range of tools or equipment competently.
  • Make a prototype before making a final version.
  • Suggest alternative plans; outlining the positive features and drawbacks.
  • Evaluate appearance and function against original criteria.
Science – Chemistry
  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity and response to magnets.
  • Know that some materials will dissolve in liquids to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • Know how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, included through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
  • Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fairs tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changing of state are reversible changes.
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning. 
Music – Junk
  • Maintain own part whilst others are performing own part.
  • Compose music which meets specific criteria.
  • Choose the most appropriate tempo of a piece of music.
  • Repeat a phrase from the music after listening intently.
  • Describe, compare and evaluate music using musical vocabulary.
  • Explain they think music is successful or unsuccessful.
History of music
  • Contrast the work of a famous composer with another and explain preferences.
MFL – Spanish (All about Me)
  • Hold a simple conversation with at least 4 exchanges.
  • Use knowledge of grammar to speak correctly.
  • Understand a short story or factual text and note the main points
  • Use the context to work out unfamiliar words.
  • Write a paragraph of 4 – 5 sentences.
  • Substitute words and phrases.
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied: feminine, masculine and neuter forms.
R.E. – Hinduism
  • Know the right name for Hindu beliefs
  • Know that Hindus belief in many different forms of one god
  • Know that Hindus belief in a supreme power and understand the importance of the supreme power to the lives of Hindus.
  • Explain how the Hindu story of Rama and Sita relates to Divali
PSHE – Being me in My World
  • I can face new challenges positively and know how to set personal goals.
  • I understand my rights and responsibilities as a British Citizen and a member of my school.
  • I can make choices about my own behaviour because I understand how rewards and consequences feel.
  • I understand how an individual’s behaviour can impact on a group.
  • I understand how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community and know how to participate in this.



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Year 5/6: Events items

Macmillan Coffee Morning, by Mrs Bolton

Family Library Session, by Mrs Bolton