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Buzzards - Year 5 and 6

Welcome to Buzzards Class!


Hello, my name is Mrs Sissons and I am Buzzards class teacher!


Our teaching assistants are Miss Tubby, Mrs Treleaven and Mrs Olver.  Mrs McDowell is our PPA teacher and Mr. Jones teaches us P.E. on a Thursday.


This term we plan to be exploring the following elements and subjects:


Design Technology: Mechanical systems Making a pop-up book

Science: Living Things and their habitats

R.E.: What does it mean for Christians to believe God is holy and loving?

Geography: Map skills

Computing: Programming music

                  E-Safety - Online Protection To understand how apps can access our personal

                                    information and how to alter the permissions

PSHE/RSE: Being Me in My World

MFL: Fruits & What is the date?

MUSIC: Film music

In English, we are exploring biographies and autobiographies, Cornish legends and poetry.

In maths, we are looking at ordering numbers, rounding, formal written calculation strategies (Year 6: prime, square and cube numbers) 


Homework will be set on a Friday and will include weekly spellings and an additional learning task. Spellings and K.I.R.F.S will need to be learnt weekly and the tasks completed and handed in by Wednesday of the following week at the latest.  

Additionally, children need to be reading frequently (ideally daily) and consolidating their mathematical skills on Times Table Rock Stars and Mathletics each week. Please have a look in the weekly home communication section for details of each week's homework.     


If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,


Mrs Sissons


Buzzards Class Home-School Communications


Week beginning 3rd October 2022

School dinner week 1

Swiss student (R. Buhler) continues working in class until 7th October.


Buzzard Maths Problem Solving and Reasoning Club  (3.30 - 4pm). 


 P.E. - children need a Pensilva P.E. kit

Flu vaccinations 


Afternoon PPA - Mrs. McDowell Teaching Buzzards

5pm Healthy Relationships Zoom meeting for Buzzard parents at 5pm.



 P.E. with Mr Jones- children need a Pensilva P.E. kit

Pensilva celebrates National Poetry Day



We will visit the library to change free choice books.


Homework Set 30.9.22   

1) In homework book - Auto-biography- Anne Frank (reading comprehension)

2) Mathletics (log-ins are in reading logs)

3) Spellings (this weeks word list can be found in the small spelling book). The children have been exploring their rules and patterns in school in their spelling groups - please discuss and practise these at home ready for their test on Wednesday.

4) Continue to learn KIRFS - information and current KIRF targets in A4 homework book


Reading, reading, reading - take the time to enjoy a book!



It would be great to see some photos of you enjoying reading in your favourite places ...we can add them to our reading nook!



Other information

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