Farmborough Church Primary School

Farmborough Church
Primary School

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Welcome to Badgers' Class Page!

Class Teachers: Ms McGuinness and Mrs Brookes

Class TA: Mrs Hobbs

 

It is so nice to have the warmer and lighter days.  Thankfully, things are beginning to feel more normal and settled after a very unusual start to the year.

  

Our topic for Terms 5 and 6 is:

The Ancient Kingdom of Benin

Have a look at the Topic Web we will use as a

basis for our lessons and the questions we want to explore. 

For the next two terms we will be exploring this fascinating African civilisation.   We will be learning all about how this mighty kingdom evolved, what daily life was like, its culture and then its demise. We'll also have fabulous books to discover; great Art and D.T projects to get involved in; big questions to explore in R.E.; more Maths, Science and Computing skills to learn. 

We will be using this beautiful book to listen to and learn about lots of African folktales and myths.

A Few Reminders:

P.E. is on Mondays and Thursdays - please still come to school wearing your Farmborough School P.E. uniform on those days.

Please could children bring reusable water bottles into school as we are trying to be more eco-friendly.

Homework is given out on Wednesdays and handed in the following week on Tuesday (or before if you've finished it!). Spelling test is on Friday and spelling practise and consolidation can be done via the spelling Purple Mash quizzes.

Home-school book to be brought in every day.  It will get looked at on Fridays and house points will be awarded for the number of times your have read.  Please practise your spelling words (x3), your times-tables and record your reading with a parent's initial next to the reading you have done.

 

Badgers, if you're looking for some new ideas for your next book, don't forget to have a look at these fabulous recommendations. You'll find lots of great new characters and some very familiar faces! What books would you add to those lists?
50 Recommended Reads for Year 5   50 Recommended Reads for Year 6

 

 

Useful information for our topic

 https://www.britannica.com/place/Benin-historical-kingdom-West-Africa

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/kingdom-benin/ 

 

Useful websites for Maths

Oak Academy

Bitesize Maths

**Children, always check that visiting these sites fits in with your home and family computer rules. Thank you!** 

 

Staying Safe Online
Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
www.internetmatters.org
parentinfo.org/
www.lgfl.net/online-safety/default.aspx
www.net-aware.org.uk/

And children, keep practising your online safety skills too: 

 

 

 

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 YEAR 6