Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Class 5



Miss B Hudson

Mrs S Haslam

Teaching Assistant

Miss K Gledhill

Class 5 - Autumn 2 Update

Class 5 have worked so hard during the first half term of the year. They have embraced all of the opportunities that have been offered and have a fantastic work ethic.

In English, we have been looking at using different types of punctuation marks and how to use them. We have written haikus, non-chronological reports about Mayan masks and descriptive writing based on the Literacy Shed film: The Arctic Circle. We have also begun a book study of 'The Man Who Walked Between The Towers' by Mordicai Gerstein. We have also read a range of texts during our guided reading sessions and are using some of the skills we have picked up in reading, in our own writing.

During our maths lessons, we have been recapping our knowledge of place value as well as becoming confident with the four written methods of calculation. We are also honing our arithmetic skills as we build up fluency and speed with a range of different arithmetic questions.

Science lessons have seen the children learn about evolution and adaptation. They have looked at how these two things are different and have looked at the work of renowned evolutionists and their theories, as well as how animals are adapted to their environments and how fossil records can be used to track evolution.

Class 5 have also taken part in many community-based events, such as hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan and working with Twiggs to clean up the war memorial (see photos below), as well as learning safety skills during our visit to Crucial Crew.

We are now looking forward to a busy and fun-filled half term in the run up to Christmas!

Cleaning up the war memorial with Twiggs

Important Letters and Information

Important Information for the Autumn Term 2018

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Christmas Carol Service

KS2 SATs Information for Parents


Golden 100

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