Welcome to Kingfishers
We are Year 5 and 6. We're taught by Mrs Morris as well as Mrs Matchett, Mrs Moran ( PE ) and Madame Shackleton ( French ). Mrs Paul and Miss Lea support us in our learning.
This term we are learning all about Darwin's Delights - we’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle.
We've begun with a fossil hunting trip to Lyme regis, looking at how creatures have evolved over the years as well as the work of Mary Anning. With the Blackdown Hills, we have also identified habitats around our school - woodland, field, hedgerows, river - and creatures that live in them. We will continue to find out about our native and worldwide creatures and plants, investigating adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps before using maps and globes, to plan an expedition of discovery. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter?
At the end of the topic, we’ll think about why the Galapagos Islands developed such diverse animal life, and why they might be under threat. We’ll also think about what Darwin would have worked on if he were alive today. How would he use our technology?
Please continue to read at least five times a week and record in your reading journal. This along with your detailed reading activity needs to be brought in each Friday.
Spellings will go home each Thursday and you should be ready to be tested on this day too.
It is also important that you know all your tables - keep practising those tricky ones.
Project Home Learning - due in on Monday 15th July
* You have discovered a new creature or plant. Make it. Identify it's habitat and explain how it has adapted to this environment, think about it's life cycle and diet. Include this information in your presentation.
Year 6 Sats Revision.
Here are some useful websites which will help you with your SATs.
Please be mindful as to how important our trees our – an awful lot of paper will be needed to do everything, not to mention your time and printing costs!
Remember to use the internet safely, especially if you access the youtube links.
Just ask if you need any more information. We will be looking at different questions in school so do make a note of areas you are finding hard as we can focus on these.
This website is great – it covers EVERY topic with little assessments and also has some YouTube tutorials to help you understand some of the tricky bits.
This youtube video goes through an entire mental arithmetic paper and shows you how to answer each question! Perfect for those few tricky questions you may not be confident about. Remember to use methods you are comfortable with.
This is an interactive PDF document with links to everything about maths – also some handy tutorials via youtube too.
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ 5 a day – primary. 4 different levels of 5 questions, generally the first 2 are based on an arithmetic paper.A good selection of maths games on the website above.
I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to know your times tables – multiplication and division. This is a good ( free) app. DK 10 mins a day
10 Minutes a Day Times Tables 4+
Try and read as much as you can. Try to choose books which have a rich variety of vocabulary which will get you thinking.
If you want to see the type of texts that are in the reading tests – search on google for the 2016, 2017, 2018 KS2 READING TESTS linked to the www.gov.uk website.
You’ll find the text, questions and even the answers here too!
Spelling, punctuation and grammar websites