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Peacocks

Our Year 5 and 6 children are taught in Peacock Class by Miss Lewis. On a Monday afternoon, they are taught Art and DT by Miss Bevan and PE by Miss Wing.

                                            

   If you need to contact your child’s class teacher, you can do this via Class DoJo or via the class email address – peacockparents@streetlaneprimary.org 

Topics and Learning

Welcome Back

This term our topic across the school is 'Step Back in Time' ; as part of this topic, Peacocks will be learning about Crime and Punishment across the last 1000 years . Click here to view our medium term plan for Spring One. 

 Click here to view our timetable for Spring One.

Spellings:

Our spelling test and lessons will be on Thursday afternoon; each week I will upload the spellings that I have handed out so that you also have an electronic copy. I have also added the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list.

Click here for the Year 5 and Year 6 spelling words to be tested on Thursday 7th March 

Click here for the Year 5 and Year 6 spelling words to be tested on Thursday 15th February.

Click here for the Year 5 and Year 6 spelling words to be tested on Thursday 1st February 

Click here for the Year 5 and Year 6 spelling words to be tested on Thursday 25th January 

Click here for the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list. 

Previous learning

Our last topic was 'Then and Now'; as part of this topic, Peacocks learnt about Ancient Egypt. Click here to view our medium term plan for Autumn One. 

 Click here to view our medium term plan for Autumn Two.

 Click here  to view our timetable for Autumn One and Two. Our PE is now on a Monday afternoon and spellings are on a Thursday. This half-term children will also be having Bikeability sessions which we will let you know about in advance. 

Click here to view our Medium Term Plan for Summer 1. Our new topic is Inventions, Innovations and Inspirations; as part of this topic, in history we are exploring the question,' How did the ancient Maya civilisation impact modern society?'. In science our topic is 'Living Things and their Habitats' where we will spend some time learning about the amazing work of David Attenborough. 

Click here to view our Medium Term Plan for Summer 2. We are continuing with our topic 'Inventions, Innovations and Inspirations'. In Geography, we will be answering the question 'How could we prepare for a journey across North America?'. In science our topic is 'Animals Including Humans' where we will spend some time learning about the changes our bodies go through as we are growing up and looking at the life cycles of humans. 

Keep an eye out for our updates and photos on DOJO to see what we are learning about each week.

Our Class Updates

2023 - 2024

Science: Making blood to help understand the circulatory system

Anti-Bullying Poems

 

Science: Materials and their Properties

Investigating dissolving by mixing different substances in water to see if they soluble or insoluble.

 

Concrete Maths ( Summer One) 

Using base ten and counters to support our understanding of tenths and hundredths as decimals and fractions.

Celebrating the King's Coronation

    

Living Things and their Habitats (Summer One)

The life cycle of a mammal:

    

Starting the Life Cycle of a Plant:

Our Maya WOW Day - April 2023

   

        

Programming- February 2023

Peacock class have really enjoyed our unit of programming work, During Spring term 1 we created lots of different games using different variables.

Halloween – October 2022

We had a great ‘Spooky Spectacular’ day! It was lovely for the children to bring their grown-ups in to school in the morning to see their classroom and books as well as joining us for a special ‘Wakey Shakey’! 

It was great fun to see everyone’s fantastic costumes as well as all of the brilliant pumpkins for our competition. The disco was a super end to the busy day! Thank you to all the parents and carers for your support.  

Derby Cathedral – The Gaia Installation – October 2022

We really enjoyed our visit to Derby Cathedral to see the Gaia artwork. The children enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Derby Cathedral and see the fantastic art installation. We also completed a ‘scavenger hunt’ to help us identify many of the cathedral’s features.

 

Maths – Place Value Counters – September 2022

To consolidate and deepen our understanding of the formal written methods for addition and subtraction, Peacock Class used place value counters to model the steps in solving the calculations.

  

 

Introduction to World War I – Chronology – September 2022

To begin our new unit of work, Peacock Class will be recapping key historical events and periods which they have studied previously to help them place World War I on a timeline. This will help to develop our understanding of chronology and talk about events which came before and after.