The Evergreens class is for our year 5 and 6 pupils. Mrs Tallett is the class teacher, supported by Miss Maxwell and Mrs Ongley. Pupils in Evergreens take on many responsibilities within the school, such as being 'school ambassadors', 'reading buddies', 'sports leaders' and operating the Audio Visual equipment in our whole-school worship times.
For our children at the top end of the school, developing a greater sense of ownership of their learning is vitally important. Our Evergreen pupils will regularly be involved in assessing their work alongside the teacher and using this to gain a clear understanding of their progress. As the pupils at the top end of the school there is a strong awareness of the demands of the National Curriculum tests, which are taken in Year 6. Pupils work hard alongside Mrs Tallett, Miss Maxwell and Mrs Ongley to prepare for these end of Key Stage 2 tests, regularly monitoring their progress towards them.
Our Year 6 pupils also spend time throughout the year preparing to move on to the next stage of their education into secondary school. We work very closely with all of the local secondary schools and academies to ensure that this transition is a positive and exciting experience for our children.
The Evergreen class enjoy a 5 day residential experience, once every two years, which is always a wonderful opportunity for them to develop and grow in confidence, independence, teamwork and creative problem solving.
Mrs Tallett, Miss Maxwell and Mrs Ongley
Our learning for the next two terms will be based on Ancient Egypt
In this Egyptian unit we will learn in depth about the achievements of this ancient civilisation. We will learn about how and
where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies
were made (especially all the gory details!). The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods. The children will be creating their own museum full of: art, sarcophagus', jewelry and death masks, as well has cooking traditional Egyptian recipes.
In RE we will learn a range of creation stories from world religions, less known or extinct religions as well as different cultures.
Could you please bring in a 500ml plastic bottle to help us build our own sarcophagus.
Class teacher: Mrs Tallett
Teaching assistants: Miss Maxwell and Mrs Ongley
- Please ensure your child reads at least three times a week, and records it in their reading record.
- Children must complete 6 pieces of homework (Evergreen Homework Grid) to a high standard by Friday 6th July 2018.
- PE is every Thursday - please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school for their lesson.
- Timestables are assessed every Friday, so please ensure your child practises these all week.
- We will be running, walking or skipping our weekly mile on a Friday so please ensure your child has suitable footwear.