Welcome to Windsor!
Years 5 and 6 work together under the direction of the class teacher Mrs Kilding. We are also taught RE by Mrs Hooper, PE by Mr Baker and Spanish by Mrs Myers. In addition we have the support and help of Mrs Ibbetson and Ms Chamberlain. Together this team make sure that we have access to a rich and varied curriculum with support and encouragement where necessary.
Every morning we talk, think, investigate and practice our maths skills and understanding. We read both independently and as a class and listen to the poem of the day. As part of our topic web for this term - Explorers and Invaders - we will be reading Shackleton's Journey about the ill-fated expedition to Antarctica before moving onto Percy Jackson and Greek mythology. We will be writing our own myths; learning about the Ancient Greeks and comparing modern Greece to the UK; looking at the changes to materials and their properties and taking a journey into space. In art we will create papier-mâché Greek urns and in DT create a scale model of the planets.
In Windsor class we also have opportunities to sing in the school choir, learn to play musical instruments and partake in out-of-school activities such as a local Master Chef competition, a general knowledge quiz and of course school trips. We take on roles of responsibility as House and Sports captains and as members of the school council. We continue to develop as independent learners and thinkers. We make links across the curriculum and ground our learning in real life situations so that it makes sense to us and is relevant to the way we live now as well as preparing us for the future.