Tamar Class (2018/19)

Tamar class have started the year with lots of exciting learning- pupils are beginning our project with knowing why castles were built and why they are not built any more! The pupils learned all the important “parts” of a castle- ramparts, turrets and portcullis.. then they worked as teams to built their own- look at our fantastic pictures.

 

Welcome to Tamar class. This year Mrs Hatch will be teaching your children – a mixed year 4 and 5 class. Mrs Hatch and Mrs Wilkes (our fantastic TA) are really excited to start the new year and provide the children with lots of exciting learning.

See below our welcome letter and long term plan for this autumn and curriculum overview. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Heather Hatch

 

Monday 9th September 2019

 

Dear parents and carers,

Welcome to Tamar class. It has been wonderful to meet the children this term after, we hope, a restful break. We look forward to an exciting year ahead. Please see details of the autumn term curriculum (see back of this page too)

 

Project learning: Our new project is based on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Our essential question is “Could you remove the sword from the stone?” This exciting project will be linked to English, art, science and dance.  We are planning to go to Tintagel castle on September 17th –details to follow shortly.

Science: This term will focus on comparing and grouping materials and working scientifically.

PE:  This term Truro class will be learning invasion games, including football and hockey. Please provide your child with a named PE kit to keep in school. PE will be on Wednesdays.                                                                                                             MFL This term pupils will be continuing to speak and listen in French.

English and maths English will be linked to project, writing a version of King Arthur’s legend and poetry and non-fiction.  Maths will include relative sizes of number, comparing and place value.

RE and music– as detailed overleaf, music will be focused on singing and RE includes Christianity and the role of the church. We will visit the local Baptist church and possibly Truro cathedral.

Homelearning. As per the Homelearning policy, suggested learning time for year 4 & 5 is 45 minutes. Two pieces of home learning will link to and support class learning. Please support your child by offering tips and advice on each piece.   In year 4 children are required to learn their x tables to 12. They will be tested regularly in class (This really helps to support their maths learning) There will be a national test for y4 in their tables in the summer term.  In addition, please ensure your child reads every day. This is SO important to their development in all other subjects. Spellings are also handed out on Fridays for the following Friday’s test. Homelearning will be set on Thursdays to be handed in on Mondays.

Open door policy: At Tregolls we operate an open door policy. We would like to hear about any issues or concerns you might have about your child as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to talk to me or Ms. Wilkes, Mr. Watkins or Mrs. Jeffries. If we cannot speak to you for any reason on the day, we will phone you in the evening. Our ultimate aim in Tamar Class is for your child to enjoy coming to school and to develop a love of learning.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Heather Hatch and Mrs Wilkes (TA)                        Telephone: 01872 274020            •

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamar class enjoyed their freestlye football session with Andrew yesterday.

Tamar class enjoyed their time learning about the human effects on the ocean and animals.

We have enjoyed making masks for Italian day.

Tamar class enjoyed learning about separating mixtures.

Tamar class have been learning about Cornish artist, John Dyer. They have created some Chapel Porth art in his style.

Tamar class went to Perranporth to raise awarness of how important it is to keep our beaches clean. We did a beach clean, handed out leaflets and made sand sculptures of sea creatures.

Tamar class met Truro City Council rangers Chris and Christine who explained to them the importance of trees and bees for the environment. We got the chance to plant some wild flowers at Beechwood park. We are now coming up with ideas as a class for the new design of the park.

 

Authentic outcome-

Tamar class enjoyed their visit to Tregolls Lodge. They got the chance to show some of their WW2 learning to the owners and listen to their  personal stories from WW2.

Visit to Truro Cathedral

Today, Tamar class learnt about the history of  Truro cathedral and had the chance to dress up as key figures of this history.

(photos to follow)

 

WW2 Ration packs at Penair

Today, year 5 had the pleasure of creating their own ration packs. We made rosemary crackers, peppermint creams and hot chocolate.

Launch Day WW2

Tamar class have really enjoyed their launch day today! We had a visit from Winston Churchill who gave us some great tips on writing our own speeches, he helped us learn some WW2 games and we helped him to track down planes in a smokey, dark Blitz. We also had the chance to use our knowledge of forces from last term to help us perfect our own fighter planes.

Spring Term

A very warm welcome back to Tregolls. We hope you have all had a fabulous break and are raring to go for the new term. Please see below details of the Spring curriculum and key information.

Our team

May I take this opportunity to welcome our team for this academic year: Myself, Miss. Henderson, class teacher, Mrs. Wilks, who will be supporting our learning throughout the week.

Project and Science

Our project this term will be World War Two, with the focus question being ‘Can there be peace during war?’ We will be exploring the time-line of WW2 and learning about people’s emotions and personal events through the war.

Our Science will focus, firstly, on animals and humans- looking at reproduction in plants, life cycles, human life stages (including becoming a teenager). We will then move on to learning about materials and their uses.

Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy throughout this term will link with the main project, we will be writing; stories based on Anderson shelters, writing a letter as an evacuee and a newspaper report on the Blitz.

Numeracy will be focused on fractions and decimals. Can I please ask that your children are regularly learning their multiplication tables at home, as these are so important for all of our Maths learning.

MFL – French and RE

Tamar Class will be learning French this term with  Mrs Pieton. They will be learning to share a conversation in French.

In RE, the children will be learning about Cornwall as a place of Christianity.  We will be studying the significance of churches within Christianity and learning about the Christian way of life.

PE days and kit

We will be continuing our PE sessions this year with our sports coach, Mrs Butterly. These lessons will take place every Thursday. Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labeled in a PE bag each week. Thank you for your support with this.

The kit requirements are:

Boys –Blue short and a Tregolls t-shirt

Girls – Leggings or blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

Footwear –PE plimsolls or trainers.

We will also be stating swimming lessons.

If you have any issues with the PE kit please pop in and speak to us.

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Home Learning Policy, children in year 5 should be spending 45 minutes on their literacy and numeracy pieces each week. Where possible, these two pieces of homelearning will reinforce skills being taught that week in class. The children will be set homelearning which challenges them and tests their resilience. Please support your child by offering tips and advice for each piece.

In addition to the weekly literacy and numeracy piece, the children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Please question your child on what they have read and then sign their homeschool reading records. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning. Children who choose not to read each day will forfeit their breaktime.

Homelearning and spellings will be given out on Thursdays (beginning the week commencinbg 17th September) and homelearning will be collected in on Mondays. Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning, and so, if it is late, they will forfeit part of their lunchtime. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this term.

Open door policy

As you should be aware by now we operate an open door policy at Tregolls, and therefore I will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Many thanks,

The Year 5 Team.

spring term Letter Tamar

Authentic Outcome

Well done Tamar class on your planet Christmas tree decorations!

They sold really well at the Christmas fair.

Have a great Christmas break.

 

Launch Day

Tuesday 11th September

Tamar class had the responsibility of investigating an alien crash landing.

The morning was spent trying to figure out what different parts of the wreckage were and seeing if we could put them back together.

In the afternoon Tamar decoded a message that had been left for them by the alien visitor. We then had a selection of clues to solve so that we could find tools to help the alien get home.

The alien has sent us a message letting us know that he is home and safe! Well done Tamar!

 

Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to Tregolls. We hope you have all had a fabulous break and are raring to go for the new term. Please see below details of the Autumn curriculum and key information.

Our team

May I take this opportunity to welcome our team for this academic year: Myself, Miss. Henderson, class teacher, Mrs. Cooper, who will be supporting our learning throughout the week and Mr Watts, who will be teaching the class on Wednesdays.

Project and Science

Our project this term will be Space, with the focus question being ‘Could you live on another planet?’ We will be exploring astronomy throughout history and learning about new space projects.

Our Science will link throughout our project with a strong focus on the solar system and the movement of the different planets. This will involve lots of practical elements and some visits.

Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy throughout this term will link with the main project, we will be writing; letters from outer space, sci-fi and alien themed stories and a planet explanation text.

Numeracy will be focused on improving the children’s understanding of place value and using this within a range of contexts. We will then move onto to the 4 operations, where the children will be mastering the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Can I please ask that your children are regularly learning their multiplication tables at home, as these are so important for all of our Maths learning.

MFL – French and RE

Tamar Class will be learning French this term with  Mrs Beatty. The children will be learning how to have conversations in a shop and how to ask for and give directions. They will also learn some Christmas phrases and how Christmas is celebrated in France.

In RE, the children will be learning about Cornwall as a place of Christianity.  We will be studying the significance of churches within Christianity and learning about the Christian way of life.

PE days and kit

We will be continuing our PE sessions this year with our sports coach, Mrs Butterly. These lessons will take place every Monday. Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labeled in a PE bag each week. Thank you for your support with this.

The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue short and a Tregolls t-shirt

Girls – Leggings or blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

Footwear –PE plimsolls or trainers.

As the weather will grow colder, please ensure that your child has a school jumper to wear for outdoor PE.

If you have any issues with the PE kit please pop in and speak to us.

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Home Learning Policy, children in year 5 should be spending 45 minutes on their literacy and numeracy pieces each week. Where possible, these two pieces of homelearning will reinforce skills being taught that week in class. The children will be set homelearning which challenges them and tests their resilience. Please support your child by offering tips and advice for each piece.

In addition to the weekly literacy and numeracy piece, the children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Please question your child on what they have read and then sign their homeschool reading records. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning. Children who choose not to read each day will forfeit their breaktime.

Homelearning and spellings will be given out on Thursdays (beginning the week commencinbg 17th September) and homelearning will be collected in on Mondays. Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning, and so, if it is late, they will forfeit part of their lunchtime. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this term.

Open door policy

As you should be aware by now we operate an open door policy at Tregolls, and therefore I will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Autumn term Letter Tamar