Years 5 and 6


Welcome to Years 5 and 6

Our Class teachers are Mrs Goodstadt, Miss Stokes and  Mrs Plummer . Our teaching assistants are Miss Smith and Ms Powell. 

Autumn Term 2

 

This half term our topic is a Local History Study: Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent. 

   The Guild Hall in Newcastle Under Lyme 

 

Objectives:

* To find the location of Newcastle under Lyme. 

* To find the historical towns of Stoke on Trent and question why they may have been chosen.

* To establish a timeline of the growth of Newcastle under Lyme and of the significant changes to industry.

* To look at the history of Hassell CP School.

* Look at local industry and how it has changed.

* Learn about famous local people.

Additional essentials:

Until further notice, we require all reading diaries (and reading books that need to be changed if necessary), to be handed in on Mondays and Thursdays in the appropriate basket in the classroom. These are the only days that school reading books will be changed due to the current Covid 19 situation. If children complete their school reading book before we are able to issue a replacement, they may of course read any book they have at home.

 

English and maths homework will be given out each Friday, to be completed by the next Wednesday and weekly spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested on the next Thursday.

 

Our PE days vary from class to class (see individual class letters for further information). 

As always, please get in contact with us if you have any questions. 

 

Additional information that may be useful:

 

Maths Lessons

At Hassell Primary, we follow the Power Maths Scheme of Learning.  In addition to this we use White Rose Maths additional resources. White Rose maths have daily lessons for each year group that include a short video and questions to answer to practise the skill taught.  You could try this at home and talk through the questions with an adult.  You can do any working out in your exercise book and write the answers to the questions in there too- we understand that not everyone will have a printer so just do any questions you can.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Reading

The Oxford Owl website has reading books of different levels. You need to register and log in to access all the books.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

Collins Big Cat Reading Books

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx#

Click on Teacher Sign in.  User name: [email protected],uk   Password: Parents20!       Click on Collins Big Cat.

On the side or back of your school child's reading book there should be a colour band; this will help to choose the level of reading book online too.

When you have picked the book and the voice starts to read it out loud, you can pause this at the bottom right of the page so the children can read it first.  Press the magnifying glass to make the page bigger.

 

The National Literacy Trust has links to more online stories and activities.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/