Miss Griffiths

Class Teacher

Miss Newby

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tonkin

Teaching Assistant

Miss Mackellar

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Morvah! 
Hello and welcome to Morvah class 2021/2022!
The children of Morvah class are now in Y5/6 and what an incredibly interesting journey they have had over the last couple of years! Our children have already shown an amazing level of resilience and have been extremely flexible in adapting to new learning challenges throughout the two years, and we cannot wait to see the fantastic things that they achieve in the coming year.
Our autumn term topic is 'Extreme Earth' and will focus on natural disasters and their impact on our planet. The children will be extending their physical and locational geography knowledge by researching volcanoes and earthquakes, identifying their main environmental regions, and exploring the key physical and human characteristics of the areas. The children will also be investigating the science behind evolution and inheritance and will be using this knowledge to debate the following question in their RE sessions - creation and science: conflicting or complementary? 
Please see below to find our 'Extreme Earth' topic grid and homework grid. 
Homework - 
 At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning.
Y6 have CGP study books that need to be completed weekly. These will help them to review key skills ready for their SATs in May and will help us to identify any areas that they need extra support with.
Reading: Reading is a lifelong skill that we try to develop as your child continues their journey through our school. We are keen to develop a love of books and escapism as early as possible, which is why we are introducing ‘Reading Karate’ this year. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving up through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this new initiative, not only by listening to your child read but by perhaps sharing some of your favourite books from your childhood with them too. 
Maths: St Uny Church of England Academy has invested in ‘Timestables Rockstars’, an online resource for learners to practise their multiplication skills. This will enable children to become more fluent in their multiplication tables. Upper KS2 children should be completing 2 x 20min sessions per week.
Topic: The topic overview will be sent home at the start of each half term - this will include challenges from across the curriculum. Y6 are still welcome to complete these 'chilli challenge' activities alongside their CGP study books.
 PE -
PE sessions are subject to change - we would therefore appreciate it if your child's full PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts, trainers/plimsolls) is in all week. 
Y5s will be completing Bikeability sessions throughout the autumn term - further letters to communicate the dates will be sent out closer to the time. 

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