Hazel: 6T

We are Hazel Class. Our Teacher is Mrs Taylor and our Teaching Assistant is Ms Naylor. Some of us also work with Mrs Percy and Miss Jones.

We are now in our final year at Church Drive and appreciate what an important and special time this is for us. In preparation for our move to high school next year, we are encouraged to take responsibility for various aspects of school life. We fulfil a variety of roles, including those of prefects, house captains, school enterprise representatives and sports leaders. We are always mindful of our most important role, however: to aspire to be the best role-models we can for other children in the school.

End of Key Stage assessment and the transition to high school are fast approaching, and for this reason we are expected to produce work of the highest standard at home and at school. We aim to read regularly at home (at least three times and prizes are awarded to those who achieve this), ensuring that we return our Reading Record to school every day. Luckily, there is always someone in class who can recommend a new book or author for us to enjoy, and we love sharing our new reading discoveries with each other. We try to practise our times tables every evening, as we know that this will help our daily work in Maths. This year we have introduced Learning Journals in place of traditional weekly homework. This is a more creative approach to homework where we hope children will feel more imaginative in their presentation. Each fortnight, children will be set English, Maths or Topic homework which they will be able to present in their own way.

This term in Maths, our topics include place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and calculating with fractions. We always apply reasoning skills to all aspects of maths to ensure we become competent and confident problem solvers.

This term in English, we are reading ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom' by Louis Sacha to inspire and excite us as readers and writers. We are striving to use more complex sentences in our writing and high level punctuation including semicolons and colons. Vocabulary and spelling work are a high priority this year and to that end we will be dedicating several sessions each week to practising our spellings.

We have opportunities to learn a broad range of skills through our Creative Curriculum based topics. This term we are covering art, design technology, music, history and geography through the context of Liverpool. This topic also provides a useful link to our writing curriculum.

This term our Science topic is Animals Including Humans.

Other subjects in our curriculum – Computing, PE, RE, French and PSHE - are studied separately.

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