Sunfish

Meet the Sunfish Team

Teachers

Miss Kelly

Support Staff

Miss Honisett (Monday - Friday mornings)

Mrs Du Plessis (Wednesday and Thursday mornings)

Class Information

PE Days

  • Our PE days are Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons.

Please make sure your child has the following items for each PE session:

  • a yellow t-shirt

  • black shorts and black jogging bottoms or leggings

  • a jumper

  • plimsolls or non marking trainers

  • Winter PE kit for when the weather changes. Jumper and tracksuit bottoms.

Woodland

Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing depending on the weather that day. If it is raining please make sure your child brings wellies and a plastic bag for them to go in.

Please ensure your children come into school wearing appropriate clothing for the day and for all types of weather. This can include:

  • Waterproofs

  • Trainers

  • Change of socks

  • Coat /Jacket

  • Hat (if sunny)

Term 3 Dates

Athlete visit - 11th January 2023

Sunfish class assembly - 8th February 2023

What does provision look like for those with additional needs in Sunfish class?

Outlined in the document below are the waves of provision we use to support children with additional needs. Support is tailored to each individual and provided as needed, with or without a diagnosis. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns about your child, their needs or the provision in class. You can find further information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page on our website. This is where you will find our vision for SEND pupils, and our SEND information report which outlines what we as a school can offer.

English / RIC/ Reading: The children are supported with STEM sentence, shared writes, key word maps, focus words each week, group work, CLIKR, 1:1 reading sessions, daily reading, reading materials to follow during shared class reading sessions, Lexia and focused 1:1 / group same and next day interventions.

Maths: The children are supported through the use of scaffolding, Mangahigh, group work and use of resources. The resources allow the children to understand the lessons through focused concrete learning where they are supported in 1:1 and group same and next day interventions to progress onto pictorial and abstract learning.

Curriculum: The children are supported during curriculum lessons through the use of STEM sentences, verbal discussions to support understanding and group work.

Website provision map KS2 (2) (1).docx

Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Overview

Term 3: Is sacrifice needed for the common goods?

Each term our learning will be themed around a key question.
Our Term 3 topic is called, 'Is sacrifice needed for the common goods?' and we will be focusing on the themes of: Justice, faith, sacrifice and service.

Key learning

Our class text this term is called ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverley Naidoo. The story centres around two young children called Naledi and Tiro, living in South Africa during the apartheid. After their sister falls ill, they know they need to do everything it takes to find their mother in Johannesburg. Throughout this term, Year 6 will be developing and recapping the skills needed to write a diary entry, from the perspective of Tiro or Naledi, a biography on the life of Nelson Mandela, and a speech from the point of view of Nelson Mandela after his release from prison. Year 6 will particularly focus on understanding the difference between the active and passive voice, using semicolons and using conjunctions to form complex sentences. All of this will support us to write using a formal tone.

Weekly Timetable


Sunfish Term 2

Past Knowledge Organisers

Year 6 Term 5

Year 5 Term 5

Year 6 Term 4

Year 5 Term 4

Year 5 term 3

Year 6 Term 3

Year 6 Term 2

Y6 Knowledge organiser Term 2 Year B.pdf

Year 5 Term 2

Y5 Knowledge organiser Term 2 Year B.pdf

Term 1 - Year 6

Term 1 - Year 5

Y6 Knowledge organiser Term 1 Year B.pdf
Y5 Knowledge organiser Term 1 Year B.pdf

PE and Computing Knowledge Organisers

Computing for KO
Core-real-PE-Y5-6-Curriculum-Maps-2020 (1).pdf

Homework

For year 5 / 6 this year homework will be set on a Friday via Google classrooms (paper copies can be given if preferred) and will be due on the Thursday the following week. The homework will include:

  1. Spellings

  2. Mangahigh

  3. Reading

  4. Your child will have a project to complete every fortnight in Year 6 (Year 5, this is optional)


Year 6 have weekly maths and SPAG CGP books to complete weekly.

Useful website links

Lexia: https://www.lexiacore5.com/

Mangahigh: https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/

BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Phonics play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Times tables: https://mathsframe.co.uk/

If you want to continue your child's learning whilst at home there are many ways you can support them, including:

Spelling and vocabulary games

Regular reading and sharing new books

Using the knowledge organiser to check key facts and information.