This year’s team consists of Mrs Darrington, Mr Cavanagh, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Allen.
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Work Hard Play Hard This is our motto!Being the final year of the children’s time at High View, as well as preparing for SATs and high school, we make sure that we recognise all the children’s “lasts”: their last first day back in September, their last Christmas party etc.We also fill the year with lots of trips to excite the children and to provide first hand experiences, including a River walk, Crucial Crew, our end-of-year reward trip, and, of course Robinwood (our three day adventure holiday).
Autumn Term Our first term is starting with a bang where we dive into our topic ‘Inspirational People, Aspirational Us’. Throughout this half term we will be looking at what opportunities there are for us in the wider world and how we can achieve our dreams. Also, we’ll be heading to Crucial Crew to equip the children with the necessary life skills for keeping safe as they grow older and more independent. We adore reading at High View and we begin the year enjoying The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie. This term we will also be exploring the importance of Black History and investigating rivers around the world in Geography. Our class text in this half term will be Holes by Louis Sachar. December will bring the two most exciting times of this year – Christmas and Robinwood!
Spring Term New year, new year’s resolutions and new topic: A Flash in Time.We will be looking at the ever-changing world we live in buy learning all about the British Empire. Our Geography learning will transport us to South America and in science we will be exploring and deepening our understanding of what we learnt about electricity in Year 4. This will help us with our DT project: Electrical Systems where we will make a steady hand game. Our class text in the first half term will be Phoenix by SF Said followed by The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar. Also during this term, SATs booster sessions will begin after school.
Summer Term After the small matter of SATs are done and dusted, we begin our final topic “Deforestation, Destruction, DEATH!” where we venture into the rainforest to learn how important and valuable it is to us all. Our first class text will be Can You See Me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott to help us prepare for our transition to high school. Our final class text will be Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin - a fantastic read to finish the year. As the year draws to a close, celebrations are where our focus heads.Children will be attending an awards ceremony to celebrate their unique personalities and skills; performing their big End of Year Six production (during which we will see who the real divas are!); and a surprise trip to reward all the hard work the children put into year six.
Goodbyes By July, your children will be ready to continue on their own adventures, moving onto high school after their successful primary education.It will be an honour to have been part of the beginning of their lifelong journey and we will wave them on their way knowing that High View have given them the best start that we possibly could.
Learning life skills at Crucial Crew!
Celebrating amazing achievement!
Creating creatures in science - new types of mammals, reptiles etc.
Designing our own variation of finch with our parents!