North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Gordon Street, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 6LW

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Welcome to Class 5/6 Homepage

On our site we will have lots of useful information to help you along the way this year...

CLASS 5/6 LEARN TOGETHER

Due to the amount of fantastic work the children have been putting into their SATs work, we have continued to work with our Extreme Earth topic.

 

Science Evolution and inheritance - We will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. Also we will be identifying how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. We are continuing this onto Animals and Humans topic where we will be studying life expectance, changes within humans and animals over time and habitats.

Topic – Extreme Earth – Within this geography based topic we are studying all the physical land structures, both on the ground and underneath, that make the world magnificent. Prepare yourself for volcanoes, tsunamis, tornados and the like!

PE- This half term we are luckily to be working with FA qualified coaches with a course of football skills.

D&T – We will be focussing on structures, particularly earthquake proof structures.

Music – Using percussion instruments to create weather themed compositions.

Wednesday is PE Day

White T-Shirt

Black Shorts

Pumps!

This half term it is FA football coaching! Bring your warm outdoor PE kit!

Don't forget... Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays! Rewards will be given for top marks!

Click on the newspaper for our latest newsletter

Check out some snaps from our classroom. Our displays are here to help you and share superb work we have produced.

As it is national poetry week, in Literacy we have been working on our poetry skills. To generate lots of ideas, we wrote down our 'floating' item (that we were writing about) on an aeroplane as well as our names. Then we threw the plane, each time picking up someone elses and adding different pieces of vocab or short phrases to it. Over the course of the lesson we each had the vocabulary for our poems.

Keep an eye on the website to see some finished pieces.

In PE, we have been extremely lucky to have a specialist teacher from St Wilfrids High School. Miss Sinclair has been teaching us different aspects of floor and equipment work in gymnastics. We have learnt what counter balance and counter tension is. Counter Balance is where two people create a balance using each other’s body weight in order to balance. If one person is removed, the balance will not work. Counter tension is very similar to counter balance however instead of leaning away to balance; you lean towards your partner, supporting each other to balance.

Like promised on the newsletter, here's how much fun we had at our Christmas Party!

 

Here are a few snaps from Robin Wood....Without giving too much away!

 

 

Well done to Millie Hollis who has taken our 'Extreme Earth' topic to another level and created a composition on the violin named 'The Flood'.

 

Check it out below!

 

Here Finley has created a 'Earthquake Proof' house.

More details to follow soon...

 

 

 

Flynn created a 'pod' that people could move into in the unlikely event of a tsunami.

 

 

 

In Literacy, we have been studying conversational poetry. Here are a few verses from Michael Rosen's 'The Car Trip' present by Class 5/6.

Key Dates for the Diary: 

  • 12.04.16 – Class photographs

    21.04.16 – Featherstone Mayor to attend assembly – Queen’s 90th birthday

    02.05.16 – Bank holiday

    05.05.16 – School Closed – Election day

    06.05.16 – School closed – INSET day

    09.05.16 – SATs week (Y6)

    13.05.16 – KS2 DVD, pizza and hotdog night

    27.05.16 – Break up for half term

    06.06.16 – School opens

    09.06.16 – Queen’s 90th Birthday picnic

    13.06.16 Rio Olympics week 

New Class target: We will come into the class (on a morning and afternoon) quietly and sensibly and be ready to work within 5 minutes. .

We have to achieve this 4 times per week.

 

Class Reward: We will have an electronics PJ party afternoon!

 

Good luck guys!

 

Mr Preston