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Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Elm Class! We are a mixed Year 5 and 6 class. Miss George is the class teacher and Mrs Francis and Miss Andrews are the teaching assistants who work in the classroom. We also have other people in to teach some of our lessons. Mrs Mackintosh, our Art specialist, teaches us Art and helps us to produce some wonderful pieces of work to display around the school. Our PE coach, Miss Drake, teaches some of our PE lessons throughout the year and we learn a huge amount from her. We have visiting music teachers with opportunities to learn the guitar with Mr Murphy, the clarinet with Miss Cochrane and the piano with Alex.

The Year 6 children work towards their SATs in May and are supported in this throughout the year with things such as before and after school clubs, targeted revision work to do both in school and at home and general help and support to reduce any anxiety by learning good strategies and techniques to cope with the tests and  be able to do thier very best.  
Throughout the year, we work closely with the High Schools so that they can get to know the children who will be joining them when they leave at the end of Year 6. We take part in different activities at Sir John Leman High school which focus on many different areas of the curriculum including Maths challenges, exciting science practicals, languages afternoons and interesting computing tasks. We also take part in the Science challenge set by Bungay High School which we have been successful in, coming 2nd for two years in a row.

We have many sporting events that take place throughout the year. After school clubs are run by our PE coach every week and the focus changes every half term so there will be something for everyone! We also have external providers to run after school clubs – we have had Dance sessions and Boogie Bounce which involves very energetic trampolining and is great fun! We take part in competitions which are organised by our North Suffolk Sports and Health Partnership where we compete against lots of other primary schools in a range of sports.

As a Year 5/6, the children have opportunities to take part in a variety of events throughout the year: Bikeability is for Year 6 children to learn how to ride their bike safely on the road with level 1 and level 2 worked towards, a residential trip to Aylmerton and a watersports trip allow the children to develop so many skills while having fun with their friends and Crucial Crew teaches the Year 6 about staying safe and we enjoy going every year.

Being the oldest children in the school, Year 5/6 can also take on more resposibility. They can become Junior Road Safety Officers and Play Leaders to help both the school and the wider  community in different ways. They deliver an assembly each week in groups to teach the rest of the school about a Christian Value. They design, make and run games at the Christmas Fair to help raise money, often raising over £100 which is an incredible effort. The Year 6 children run a carousel of PE activities as part of our whole school sports day where the other children take part and score points for their team.   

What will our class look like in September?

We have created a social story for you to read about returning to school in September. We hope you will find it helpful and it it will answer some of the questions you might have. Contact us on the class email if you have any more questions and we will do our best to help. 

We will continue to update the website with any new guidance that we receive from the government. 

To access the story, click on the link below



Headteacher Reading Challenge

Mrs Allen has set a challenge for all children in the school. Here is a list of classic recommended books to read. There is a copy of each book in the classroom. We recommend Indigo for year 5 and VIOLET for year 6. If you child is a reluctant reader you might like to look at the GREEN list - these books are full of fun and are designed to get children back into reading. 

World Book Day - sharing books with younger children

Art Work

Science Week

School Closure Work

On the 'School Closure Work' page of the Key Stage Two - Year 5 and 6 tab you will find lots of ideas to help keep your child learning while not at school. There will be new content added each week.

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