Welcome to the Trailblazers class page!
The Trailblazers team: Mr Weston, Mrs Davey and Mrs Riley.
Mrs Russell also teaches our class on a Friday afternoon.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead, full of exciting topics, visits and activities. Use the links below to have a look at what we have been learning in class and all about our topics - keep checking back as we will update the page throughout the year!
If you need any more information or support, please come and speak to a member of the team or Mrs Whitby - we are always happy to help!
Please ensure your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record every day. It would be helpful if you can also ensure that their belongings are labeled - it makes it easier to return when left around school!
Our PE days are Wednesday (Alfreton Leisure) and Friday (In School).
Please make sure your child has their full PE kit at all times in school (and is labelled!) as we often have the opportunity to take part in additional activities. This should be: plain white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles/trainers. Please ensure a bobble is provided to tie back long hair and your child is able to remove their own ear-rings (or has tape to cover).
Homework will be set on a Friday and is due back into school on a Wednesday to be marked. Please ensure you encourage your child to complete this and bring it into school. If they need a little extra help, please let me know before Wednesday and we will find a suitable time to go through it.
Y5 - Reading 3x per week and noted in reading records, spelling/ time tables and either Maths or Grammar. As the year progresses, children will begin to receive a Maths and Grammar task.
Y6 - Reading 3x per week and noted in reading records, spelling/ times tables, Maths task and Grammar Task.
These will be handed out at the beginning of the half term and can be handed in throughout the term.
Andy Goldsworthy is a sculptor, photographer who builds his artwork in places that are close to his heart. He prefers locations where people don't go very often, so that they don't destroy his work. Goldsworthy's art can be made out of ice, snow, twigs, leaves, stones, flowers, water and tree roots.
This half term we have been learning about mining - from the Victorian era to modern day mining. We have researched: how mining has evolved over time, mining disasters, the miners strike and much much more! We have been lucky enough to meet two miners (Mr Dennis Skinner and Mr David Spencer) who spoke in detail about their experiences of mining. Soon we will be attending the National Mining Museum where we will descend into a real mine!
Every Tuesday class 3 will receive two pieces of homework which needs to be returned the following Monday. This homework will include spellings and a Maths or Grammar task. Spelling tests will take place every Monday.
Year 6 pupils will now receive their 10 minute SAT's tests for reading and maths every Tuesday.
PE will take place every Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure students have kit for both indoor and outdoor PE.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask me (Mrs Ramsdale).
Year 6 SATs preparation
This year we are using a resource that someone has kindly shared for free, and spent many hours producing!
When you click on the link below there is a document to download with multiple links for Maths revision. You can select any topic and print out or simply work from the screen. All the questions have been linked to topics so children can revise areas they are more concerned about.
What makes this resource different is that each question has a YouTube link. These links are videos that show how to complete the question. Although they sometimes use different methods it is still pretty impressive.
My maths is also a fabulous website to use for revision. All children have a school login and an individual login. Please ask in school for the password.