Westmere Primary School

Spain

Welcome to Spain class,

Spain is a Year 5/ 6 class. We strive for excellence and achieving the very best in everything we do. Our class is our team and we support each other to make the last years at primary school a memorable one.

Class teacher:  Mrs R. Timmins

Teaching assistant:  Mrs E. Neal

PE is on a Monday.  Please ensure your child has the full and weather-appropriate PE kit with them on these days, including our federation hoodies. Children with long hair should have their hair tied up, and any earrings, watches or other jewellery needs to be removed. Please also send a coat for playtime.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of reading homework. This will be work that the children can add to their Reading Scrapbooks at school. Additionally, children will be expected to complete a piece of spelling, grammar and maths homework over the week. Homework is expected to be handed in school on Thursday (a new set of homework will then be handed out on Friday). Please also ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing.  If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Friday.  For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book, which will take place at the end of each half term.

History and Geography

This term’s topics are: Water, Water Everywhere and Local Area and Census.

Water, Water Everywhere

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first! What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures! Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface.

Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

Local Area and Census

Have you ever wondered what a census is and what it is used for? Well, step right in and investigate the past.

Come and identify the information that the census gives about people and use this to note changes between periods of time. Take on the role of a Victorian child working in a textile mill and identify key events, thoughts and feelings during that era.

Want to know about life in our local area? Well, let’s look at the census from our locality to recreate the lives of people who lived in close by.

Are you ready for to take a step back in time? Come on, let’s go!

Other subjects

Science – Living Things and their Habitats

Computing – 3D Modelling

Art – Locality painting and Collage

D&T – Sausage making

R.E. – Expressing Beliefs through the Arts

Music – Reflect, rewind and replay

M.F.L. – French

P.S.H.E. – Changing Me

If you have any questions or queries throughout the term, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at: Spain@griffinfederation.co.uk