Electric Eels (Y5/6)

Welcome to Electric Eel Class!
(Year 5/6)
Welcome to Electric Eel class! Our teacher is Mrs Hedger (and Mr Green on Fridays) and we are also supported by Mrs Couling, our class TA.
Homework 'Menus' are given out at the start of each half term, containing activities linked to our current topic-based learning. One item from the menu is due in each week on a Friday.
Please continue to read and discuss books with your child every day, as talking about the texts, language and characters they read about is an essential part of how children learn.
If you have any questions about your child's homework, or would like some advice on how best to support your child with their learning at home, please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us; we are always happy to help!
Our PE sessions take place on a Friday. Please ensure that your child always has the correct, appropriate clothing and footwear in school in order for them to take part comfortably and safely.
Autumn Term
Our topic for this term is 'Once Upon a Time'.
The children will venture into a range of traditional tales, exploring the heroes and villains of well known stories in a way they have never seen before! In English, they'll create their own wicked villains, writing fact-files and character descriptions, as well as their own spin on a traditional fairy tale.
In our afternoon topic sessions, the children will think carefully about 'what makes me, me?' They will study real-life heroes and consider what makes a person inspirational. They will learn to carry out reliable, independent research and write a biography of their chosen person. As part of our Design and Technology learning, the children will design and make their very own lift-the-flap or pop-up villain to go alongside their fairy tale writing.