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Year 5 & Year 6 (Eyam, Darley Dale & Crich)

Welcome.

 

Welcome to Year 5 & Year 6.  We have three parallel classes:  Eyam (Y5), Darley Dale (Y5 & Y6) and Crich (Y6). Please take a look at the information below to find out what we will be learning about this half term, key days of the week, and do check out our gallery!

 

Thank you,

Mr West, Mrs Collis and Mr Hunter.

Key days each week.

 

 

 Crich (Mr West)Eyam (Mrs Collis)Darley Dale (Mr Hunter)
Monday

Library Day:  An opportunity to change your reading book.

Remember though, your reading book should come into school every day.

Library Day:  An opportunity to change your reading book.

Remember though, your reading book should come into school every day.

 
Tuesday  

 

Wednesday

 

  
Thursday

 

 

Swimming continues in January, from Thursday the 18th.

 

 

 

Swimming begins in January

Our first swim will be on Thursday 18th of January.

PE will take place in school.  Please wear your UNIFORM to school, and bring your PE kit to change into

 

Swimming will begin in the Summer term.

Friday 

 

Library Day:  An opportunity to change your reading book.

Remember though, your reading book should come into school every day.

 

What are we learning this half term?

 

Our overarching question for the Spring term is:  Do our differences define us?

 

We will begin our learning this half term by reflecting on what makes us, us.  We will create self-portraits in the form of a room which contains things that are important to us as individuals.

 

We begin with a geography focus this half term as we delve into Brazil.   We will be finding out where it is, what key physical and human features it has, and how it is impacted by human activities and climate change.  We will then move onto North America, before linking to Black History and the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

In Science we are continuing to investigate materials, both their properties and how to combine and separate them.  We will then be learning about electricity.

 

In English we will be using the book 'Dear Earth ’ by Isabel Otter as our inspiration.  This imaginative book, tells the story of Tessa who writes a letter to Earth, telling her all about the amazing features she has.  But, her letter also holds a warning about our impact on the environment.  We will be writing letters ourselves, first of all to Brazil, and then to our local MP about the environment near school.

We will then move on to writing inspired by Harry Potter which will include a post-match report and a the invention new potion.

 

In Maths, Y5 will be extending their understanding of multiplication and division, and applying this knowledge to fractions.

In Y6 they will learning about ratio, decimals and algebra.

 

Swimming this term will continue for Crich (Mr West) and Eyam  (Mrs Collis) will begin.  We have 5 sessions this half term, beginning on Thursday the 18th January.   Any questions, please do ask.

Remember, when we swim, you wear uniform to school as usual and change for swimming. 

For Darley, it will be PE in school:  so wear your PE kits on Thursdays Darley Dale!

What are we reading this half term?

 

Author of the term:Maz Evans
About the author:

My name is Maz Evans and I am an author. That’s it, really. I’ve done plenty of other things – I’ve been a journalist, creative writing lecturer and even worked on a medieval joke stall for a while. But I always say that if you snapped me in half, you’d find pencil lead running through my spine. And that if you did, could you kindly pay for the reconstructive surgery, seems only fair.

I am the proud author of the WHO LET THE GODS OUT?VI SPY and SCARLETT FIFE series for the young (and young-at-heart), which have sold over half a million copies to 22 countries worldwide. 

We are are reading:

 

Gallery.

Eyam Self Portraits

Drawing with perspective: Eyam

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