Beech Class (Year 5/Year 6)

Welcome to Beech Class
We are a Year 5/6 class. Our teacher is Miss Gray and our teaching assistant is Mrs Lewis.
SATs preparation
Year 6 will sit their SAT tests in reading, maths and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) WB 09-05-2022. We are doing all that we can in school in help the children to get ready for these. We do not want the children to become stressed about these. Rather, we want them to feel prepared so that they go into the tests with the best possible chance of passing them. But more than passing tests, we want to send them off to secondary school knowing that they have gotten the most from primary as they can. We want them to be kind, happy, knowledgeable, skillful and inquisitive young people who are ready to tackle the next stage in their lives.
Online home learning
This term our topic is 'Gallery Rebels' and it has an art focus. 
The synopsis is as follows:
Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone. Come and find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels. Art can be an act of rebellion. Can you change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea? Dream the dream, or show us your nightmares. What do you see? Watches melting? Wheels spinning? A shark in a box? Can you express yourself without words? Well, a picture paints a thousand of them. Try your hand at a Damien Hirst sculpture, exploring the weird and wonderful to create a curious treasure for the next generation. Take up your arms and fight for the cause. Paintbrushes and sketchbooks at the ready. Let’s make art.
Linked to this theme, will will be visiting 'The Box' on Thursday 26th May. There, we will have a workshop with an artist where we will be making masks. We then also have a chance to look around the galleries. This trip will take place during school hours. Letters have been sent home. If you need another copy, please let me know.
Please see our class newsletter for further information about what we will be learning this half-term.
English text
'Clockwork' by Phillip Pullman
Class story time text
'Wild Boy' by Rob Lloyd Jones
Gallery Rebels Vocabulary