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Welcome to Nu!
We are a year 5/6 class, consisting of 7 boys. Our class teacher is Mr Darkins, and we are very lucky to be supported by Mr O'Neill and Miss Massey, they support us with our learning, and supports us with both academic and social intervention.
In Nu we work hard to develop a calm and positive environment where everybody feels safe, happy and can learn in a way that suits their needs.
Mr Darkins' email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact him, should you have any questions.
Our core value this half term is Wisdom, so we will be focusing on developing a greater knowledge of the world we live, and using our experiences to inform our decisions as well as exploring ways in which we can support each other.
In Literacy, we will be focusing creating images when writing poetry, and presenting information looking at real life examples in advertising. In numeracy we will be focusing on number sense and additive reasoning.
Within Geography, we will be exploring the UK and planning a trip to another city, whilst in History, we will be plotting events on a timeline using centuries. We will be developing our speaking and listening in Spanish through songs and short passages. In RE we will learn how religion influences peoples' lives, and consider what influences our own lives. Our PSHE topic will revolve around our rights and responsibilities, and how our actions affect ourselves and others. We will learn to send emails in Computing and determine if images are suitable to help us with our work, in DT we will be learning about the design process, and creating multiple designs before selecting our preferred choice.
On a Wednesday we will be taught by an additional teacher.
Homework will be given out every Friday and although homework is not compulsory, there are fantastic benefits to learning at home. Homework is expected to be returned by the following Wednesday. All pupils are also expected to keep a record of how much time they spend reading at home. This can be a reading book from home or school, or even a magazine or newspaper! Please aim for your child to read at least 3 times a week.
In P.E this term, we are taking part in swimming, which will take place every Thursday. We will be attending at Garston Baths, and Mr Darkins will take us with Mr O'Neil and additional support staff.
Swimming is part of the National Curriculum and therefore is not optional. It is imperative that all pupils can be confident in the water, stay afloat and swim a short distance. The pupils learn in a safe environment, with a qualified swim coach, and lifeguards, moreover Mr Darkins is qualified to teach swimming and he does this from in the pool. The pupils are placed in a pool where they are able to stand comfortably if they do not feel confident in the water.
Swimming is s significantly important life skill, we thank you for your support and your child/ charge's attendance.