Welcome to Elder Class
Our class is home to 28 enthusiastic and curious Y5 and Y6 children who are always ready to learn. We are very lucky to have Mr Burns as our teacher. He is kind and helpful and is helping us extend our learning and prepare those of us in Y6 for the transition to high school. Our lessons are fun, engaging and our knowledge and understanding across all areas of the curriculum is improving all the time.
Alongside Mr Burns, we have our Teaching Assistant, Mrs Smith, who is very caring, helpful, and always kind. We are also taught by Mrs Barry on a Wednesday.
In Elder Class – we love learning something new every day. Come and join us to see the interesting things we do!
What have we been up to?
We are currently learning all about Henry VIII in our History lessons and discussing whether he was a good or bad king. He wasn't particularly nice to those wives of his, was he? Our favourite time of the day is straight after lunch when we spend 15 minutes reading our class novel. At the moment our novel is 'The Nowhere Emporium' by Ross MacKenzie and we love the magic, wonder and adventure Daniel Holmes experiences on his quest with Lucien Silver. We can't wait to find out what happens next!
In English, we have been using The Nowhere Emporium as the stimulus for some creative writing of our own. We have been focussing on the development of our sentences and trying to use new and exciting vocabulary. We are really enjoying the new way writing is taught as it helps us all be successful and write unique and creative sentences. Later on this term, we will be looking at writing a Postcard from Prison based on the story of Goldilocks.
We love maths in Elder Class and are always looking for new exciting ways to test out our maths knowledge. Most recently, we have been developing our understanding of place value and large numbers as well as how to multiply numbers by both 1 and 2-digits. Mr Burns always tries to find fun games and puzzles which help us apply our new skills - most recently we played a game called 'Reasoned Rounding' which helped us consolidate our rounding skills. Over the next few weeks, we will spend a lot of time investigating the beauty of numbers – particularly prime, abundant and perfect numbers. Mr Burns promises we will learn lots about numbers we never knew before.
In Elder Class, we are given ‘Pick and Mix’ homework tasks at the start of each half-term. We get to choose two (or more) activities to complete over the course of the half-term, as well as weekly basic skills tasks in reading, times tables and spellings. As the year progresses, children in Year 6 get more focussed maths and English homework which helps us prepare for our SATs tests in May.
There may also be some projects that are set over the year for topics being learnt in class.