to class Y5/6ME
Meet your teacher
Hi, I’m Miss Ellis and I’m going to be your teacher next year.
I am so excited to be able to welcome you to class Y5/6ME. Together, we will learn so many interesting facts throughout our journey together. I have really enjoyed my first year at Aston Hall – everyone has been so kind and welcoming. I am now looking forward to getting to work with some of you again in your final year at Aston Hall and I am also looking forward to getting to know and work with those of you in year 5 for the first time this year. I know that we will learn lots and have great fun together!
I have been teaching for nearly 20 years and have spent most of my time working in year 5 and 6. I think these final years of primary school are such a special time because we get to take part in so many wonderful opportunities such as being part of the end of year production, visiting the climbing wall and taking part in two residentials– what more could we ask for?
In my spare time, I love nothing more than spending time with family and friends and enjoying a good book whilst sitting in the garden (if the weather is nice enough) or in a warm, comfortable spot in the house. Get ready to talk about books – I love to share my favourite stories and am always looking for a new recommendation from you.
Meet your Teaching Assistants
Areas of Learning
UKS2 have an exciting first term planned with plenty of new learning experiences! In Maths, we will begin the year by focusing on place value, ensuring that children are secure in their knowledge of numbers up to 1,000,000, including negative numbers and rounding skills. Following this, we will be moving on to securing the children’s knowledge of calculation, beginning with methods for the four operations
and the application of these to problem solving contexts.
In our English lessons, we will explore themes such as friendship, loss, kindness and courage through our novel study book, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian, where two main characters overcome adversities together during the height of World War II. The book will provide us with the opportunity to have quality discussions and deepen our understanding of the impact of World War II on our country. This will feed into our many writing opportunities, developing our use of style, viewpoint, language and punctuation.
Our English topic links to our first term’s history unit on World War II. During this, we will find out more about key figures during the war (such as Winston Churchill), key events that took place and countries involved, as well as the impact on our local area.
In Geography, we will begin the year learning about European cities. As part of this topic, we will be finding out more about capital cities in Europe, emigration, immigration and migration and why people choose to move.
The work of Vincent Van Gogh will be the inspiration for our art unit this term and through this, we will be exploring how he uses colour to depict mood. We will develop our drawing skills practising texture, tone and using graded pencils to create our final piece.
Our classroom will be located in the new building (in Miss Holmes’ current classroom), alongside Y6AC next door. There’ll be more information about our PE days, homework and school visits in September.