Welcome to Dragons Class!
We are a Year 5 and 6 Class.
We are taught by Mrs McNamara.
Mrs Brown is our Learning Support Assistant.
Spring Term Newsletter
Spring Term Dragons Class
Dragon Class- Autumn Term Newsletter
Viking Art with Darrell Wakelam
On Tuesday 14th December, Darrell Wakelam visited the children and worked with the class to create a fantastic piece of artwork linked to our Spring term topic, ‘Saxons, Scots and Vikings’. The children used a range of everyday materials such as cardboard, paper straws, tin foil and masking tape to build the model. After this, they used tissue paper and PVA glue mixed with water to paper mache the model. Finally, the children used a range of paints to add the finishing touches. The final product has been displayed in the classroom and looks fantastic!
D.T Project - Shadow Puppets
Throughout the second half term, we learnt about shadow puppets in our D.T lessons. We researched information about them, planned out what we wanted to do a shadow puppet performance on and then designed and made our puppets and theatre. At the end of term, we performed our plays to each other in class.
Stone Age Topic
Throughout the Autumn term, we have been learning all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We started the topic by creating our own timelines showing some of the key events throughout this period of time. Then we investigated what Stone Age people ate by dissecting 'Stone Age Poo'. As we went on to learn about the Bronze Age and Iron Age we learnt about Stonehenge and created our own Stonehenge models using bourbon biscuits. Finally, we ended the topic by looking at different types of settlements and designed our own settlement using a key and directions to guide people from one place in the settlement to another.
Hello Yellow Day
On the 8th October, we celebrated Hello Yellow day, which focussed on us all spending the day thinking about the importance of our own mental health and wellbeing, as well as that of others. We all wore yellow and participated in a range of activities such as yoga and PSHE.
Addition and Subtraction Challenge
At the end of our addition and subtraction topic, the Year 5 children were using their knowledge of the inverse operation to try and work out the missing numbers in an addition and subtraction pyramid. It was tricky but enjoyable at the same time!
Roald Dahl Day
The children loved dressing up as their favourite characters and designing a hat for the competition!
Autumn Term Dragon Class
Home learning is posted daily on Tapestry for our families and children to access remotely. Our teachers respond to and give feedback on children's work daily.
If you are unable to access digital learning, printed learning packs are available. Please contact the Othery School office for more information.
We know that social interaction is really important during this time, so we are holding weekly whole class check-ins on Microsoft Teams. Invitations to these are emailed to parents each week. These are a chance for children to see each other, show us what they've been doing and share news. During this meeting, we will also be celebrating the efforts of the children by continuing with our weekly 'Proud Cloud' award. You can view our 'Proud Cloud' gallery below.