Mr Pickering's Class

Welcome to our class page!

Introduction

Welcome to Mr Pickering’s Class! We are a hardworking class who try our best at everything we do. We are a strong unit with great team spirit and we work together to help support each other. During this year, Mrs Willsher and Mrs Dickins will be assisting with the children’s learning and development.  

Class Motto

For our class motto we have decided on...

Behaviour and rewards system

We are using a warning chart in class where children receive a warning if they choose the wrong behaviour. On the 3rd warning the children then receive a timeout at play time to reflect on their behaviour. The warning system resets for the afternoon and for the following day. 

As a rewards system, the children are working both individually and as a part of a team. For positive behaviour, manners, politeness, hard work and effort, children can earn tokens that are added to their team token tubes. These are all counted on a Friday across the whole school and the wining token team colour is celebrated in assembly.  As a whole class children are working together to earn marbles in a jam jar. Children can earn marbles for excellent behaviour, effort and manners as a whole class, for example when lining up or sitting in assembly. When the jam jar is full, the whole class will receive a treat that they have voted on and agreed on.

Homework

Children will receive a piece of Maths homework and English homework every week on a Friday. The expectation is that this will be handed in on the following Wednesday. All homework that children complete will be kept in a folder at school. Children will also receive spelling and times tables homework on a Monday, to be tested the following Monday. In addition to this, children are encouraged to read regularly.

PE

Our PE days this year are Monday and Thursday. We kindly ask that children have their PE kits in school Monday – Friday but especially request PE kits are in school on Monday and Tuesday. 

Our Entrance

Children will use the playground door on the year 5/6 corridor to enter and leave our classroom. 

Autumn Term Topic

Our Autumn Term topic is Scandinavian Scoundrels.

This topic provides the opportunity for children to learn in depth about Vikings. Specifically lessons will centre around where they came from, why they came and how they got here.

A fantastic trip to York for a Jorvik and DIG workshop will help children understand the Vikings impressive travel methods, their unique homes and settlements and battle techniques. 

Spring Term Topic

Our Spring Term topic is Mother Earth.

This topic will give children the chance to learn all about our planet and how to be more eco-friendly. We will focus on different sources of energy and have a debate about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Pollution and plastic waste will be researched and children will think about how to reduce this. There are plenty of writing opportunities for children including descriptions of how landscapes have changed over time, case studies on the range of natural disasters that have happened in the world and a guide on how to survive using Bear Grylls as an example.

Summer Term Topic

Our final topic of the year is Abomination.

This topic is very science orientated and will focus specifically on forces and materials using the atomic bomb as a stimulus. Children will have the opportunity to conduct a range of experiments learning about fair testing and writing up reports in a scientific format.

Professor Brainstorm will be visiting school to showcase some exciting experiments and deepen the children’s understanding of these scientific topics.