Marcus Rashford Class
Welcome to The Marcus Rashford Class page
Why Marcus Rashford?
No, it's not just because I am a Manchester United fan.
Marcus Rashford spent the early part of lockdown helping to deliver food to families who relied on free school meals. When the government announced the free meals programme would not be extended over the summer holidays, he wrote an emotive and persuasive open letter to MPs, imploring them to reverse that decision and help feed the 1.3 million families whose children risked going hungry as a result of it. “This is about humanity,” he wrote. “Looking at ourselves in the mirror and feeling like we did everything we could to protect those who can’t, for whatever reason or circumstance, protect themselves.”
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been doing some wonderful art work this half-term.
Autumn 1 was about movement and the artist Emil Nolde. We took photos of ourselves in dance positions. We then downloaded them onto a paint program and changed the colours to complementary colours. We then used this image as inspiration for our paint project. We layered up different colours and then added finer details using pencil and pastels.
Autumn 2 is a printing unit. We will be learning about the artist Katsushika Kokusai who used a variety of printing techniques. We will then start to use acrylic paints on a selli plate to do some layered printing of our own. We have started the unit by creating a background and then adding detail using black and white pens. They are really effective. We will be taking this further to create a three layered prints of leaves.
Maths in Action
Making Roman Numerals
SATs results for those who sat the paper 2022-23
Reading 60% Expected or above (40% of which was Greater Depth)
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 60% Expected or above- (20% of which was Greater Depth)
Writing 60% Expected or above
Maths 80% Expected or above- (20% of which was Greater Depth)
SATs results from 2021-2022
Reading: 84% received Expected or above
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling: 84% Expected or above
Writing: 77% received Expected or above
The percentage of children who passed all their papers either at Expected level or above was 62%.
Year 5/6 Info
Our School Day
The school day starts from 8;50am with doors closing at 9am.
The children will have morning activities from 8.50, which they are expected to access independently. Morning activities are usually English based i.e. Grammar & punctuation, spelling practice or reading but it can also be finishing off or responding to marking.
9.30-10.30 - English
10.30-10.45 - Break
10.45 -11.00 - Handwriting
11.00 - 12.00 - Maths lesson
12.00-13.00 - Lunch Time
13.00 - 13.30 - Whole Class Reading
13.30 - 14.45 - Foundation Subjects
14.45 15.00 - Daily Mile
15.00 - 15.20 - Collective Worship
15.20 - 15.30 - Story Time
15.30 - Home time
Please note that pencil cases are NOT required. ALL resources are provided for.
Please provide a labelled water bottle for your child.
Your child may bring a healthy snack into school for break time.
KS2 will be going to the woods every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that they bring wellies and waterproofs in a separate bag - your child MUST have trousers and a long sleeved top for the woods sessions.
P.E. will be held on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon - children MUST come in the correct school PE kit. Friday mornings will also involve swimming for all Y5 and some Y6s. Swimming kits must be brought in on this day.
Navy blue/black shorts or joggers/leggings
White/Royal blue t-shirt
Children must bring black/blue/grey joggers, their school long sleeved pullover. They must bring either wellies or walking boots. They will need a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers and, for when the weather turns colder, a hat and gloves.
Please note that the children will go to the woods in all weathers except for high wind so must have the correct clothing in school. The woods are very shaded so even on a seemingly warm day, it can get chilly.
Your child will be expected to read at least 4 times a week - their reading records are collected in every Monday morning. At this stage they are not expected to read out loud to an adult every time, but should be heard at least once a week by a grown up. Every child who has read 4 or more times in the week will earn themselves 5 dojos
Your child will come home with a reading book from our reading challenge scheme. Their reading book should be in school EVERY DAY.
Your child will be sent home with four maths tasks per week, your child should spend no more than 10 minutes on each task. One of the tasks may be TTRS as knowing their times tables is extremely important in UKS2 and is a skill needed for KS3.
Maths homework will be collected in on a Monday. The children will get 5 dojos for all 4 tasks completed and handed in on the correct day.
Spellings will be sent out on a Friday and tested on a Friday. They will also be available on Spelling Shed, which your child will have a log in for. Please make sure your child practices at home for their test.
In Year 5/6, I work hard to get your child ready for Secondary School where they will be expected to complete a variety of homework tasks covering all subjects of the curriculum. Getting into a good routine at this stage stands them in good stead for their future. Please encourage your child to complete their homework independently.
Y5/6 Homework Club
Homework Club will be held every Monday from 3.30 to 4.00. This is a chance for the children to get assistance with their maths homework, or just a time to get it completed at the start of the week.
These are drop in sessions so there is no need to book and the children don't have to attend every week.
The homework is completed in a relaxed and informal setting. So far it has been well-attended and the children like getting their homework completed with my assistance and all out of the way in one go.
"It's good. Brilliant. It gets your homework done so you don't have to do it in the week." (Y5 child) "I love it because it saves me tears at home." (Y6 Child)
Parents love it too - "It's brilliant, I find explaining maths difficult so it makes home-life much better if it can be done in school." (Parent of Y6 child).
"It has saved my child from getting upset about it at home. It is completed and out of the way when it is completed at homework club." (Parent of Y6 child)
The children's safety and well-being is of paramount importance to us.
Our Designated Safeguarding leads are: Mrs Hewitt, Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Wyer
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Rachel Allen-Ashcroft.
If you are feeling stressed or anxious please talk to one of us in confidence or you can go to:
Useful links are also included on our monthly newsletters.
Mount Cook Residential 2023
DT Woodwork Robots 2023
In Spring 2023 we started our DT topic on robots. The children designed their robots once they had decided on their clockwork pieces, they then used saws, drills and hammers (it was very noisy) to make their funky little robots. The children added their own personalities to their robots - we had disco dancing robots, smiling robots and grumpy robots! The children then evaluated their designs - thinking about what they could change should they make their robots again. It was great fun.
Amazing team work resulted in yet another win. This time in hockey!! WHAT A TEAM! 2023
World Book Day
This half term our topic was Dragon People. This is one of my favourite topics to teach. The children learned all about the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China.
Dragon-Eye Mood Boards
History - Ancient Chinese Writing
In PSHE the children learned about keeping themselves health in body and mind. They finished the unit by writing some ideas for looking after their mental health:
Don't play computer games; playing football is good.
If you read a book it’s peaceful and you can learn stuff.
Come off your console and do some cycling because it’s a life skill.
Go outside and build a den with a friend; it is fun.
Go and read a book because it takes you to magical and mythical places where your wishes come true. Going to the park is way better than going on a screen.
Get outside and get some fresh air.
Don’t waste your life spending your time on technology , go and get some fresh air.
Go for a walk with your dog.
Come off your game and invite friends and play sports.
Play with your pets; it will be fun.
Play outside, it is good for you to play with your friends.
You can play with your friends.
Build things with Lego.
Football Champs 2023
A WHITEBUS sub-ordinate conjunctions
See the 5 SMART ways to stay safe online poster below for ways to keep your child safe online.
Staying Safe on the Internet