The Evergreens class is for our year 5 and 6 pupils. Mrs Morley is the class teacher, supported by Miss Piper. 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 Morley and Miss Piper 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 Morley and Miss Piper
Our learning for the next two terms will be based on WWII
We will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. In addition to this, we will discover all about evacuation; learn what it was like to live with food rationing and explore the contribution made by women to the war effort. Furthermore, we will learn important facts about the Holocaust and investigate events that were key turning points in the war, such as the Battle of Britain and the German invasion of Russia. Studying World War II will help us to develop our investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today.
As a WOW start to our topic, we experienced a WWII workshop. Using role play, we imagined we were poor children from East London who were being evacuated to Hastings in September 1939. We took part in many practical activities such as: extinguishing fire bombs, being inside an Anderson shelter during a raid and trying to carry injured people on stretchers.
Class teacher: Mrs Morley
Teaching assistant: Miss Piper
- Please ensure your child reads at least three times a week, and records it in their reading record.
- Homework is given out every Friday (maths, spellings, reading and topic) and is expected back the following Wednesday.
- 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.
Evergreen Term 2