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  • Onyx Class

    Welcome to Onyx Class
    (Year 5&6)

    Hello! I am Mrs Booth (some may know me as Mrs Newton still!) and I am the Year 5/6 Class Teacher.

    I am joined by the wonderful Mrs Kyle, who is our Teaching Assistant, RE specialist, musical wonder, Gymnastics expert and generally our everything!

    Mrs Booth

    Mrs Kyle

    What makes Onyx AMAZING?

    Onyx class consists of Year 5 & 6 pupils. These years are some of the most exciting, dynamic years of a child’s education. The children are on the cusp of becoming young adults, developing their inquisitive minds ready to question and challenge the world around them.

    We aim to empower the children with the confidence to face the challenges and new situations that lie ahead-not just this year, but beyond Sound Primary.

    Year 5 & 6 really is an action packed time, with so many opportunities for the children to immerse themselves in-much more than just SATs! We believe that by the end of the year the pupils will have much to celebrate and reflect on, not just academically but personally too. Highlights of the year will include: cross-curricular learning experiences, opportunities to become invaluable school captains, trips, sporting and musical successes, leavers events, performances….not to mention the Onyx class trip to PGL & France!

    Onyx class aims to support and encourage our pupils to take pride in their time at primary school, leaving with happy memories, friendships and the confidence to achieve their potential in the next chapter of their lives.

    RSS Onyx Class – Sound and District Primary School blog

    • ➕➖Buddy Maths ✖️➗ January 24, 2022
      Every Friday, the Year 6s and their Reception buddies have ‘Buddy time!’ Last Friday they got stuck into some fantastic Maths games and absolutely loved it! Well done buddies- you make us soo proud! ❤️
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    • 📚Amazing Readers 📚 January 19, 2022
      These 4 brilliant bookworms have earned themselves their very own PJ day today. They did this by reading and quizzing on their Accelerated Reader books each day, earning themselves a MASSIVE 50+ points. Wow wow wow! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
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    • 🎶Recorders 🎶 January 18, 2022
      Onyx class are loving learning how to play the Recorder with Mrs Kyle. So far they have learnt how to play the notes G, B and A and have worked hard to cover the whole hole with their fingers and switch fingers quickly but carefully. We can’t wait to hear how they get on over […]
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    • 🎉Happy New Year🎉 January 14, 2022
      We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to an exciting new year! We are all looking forward to getting stuck into: our new topic- The North and South Pole; starting our persuasive writing unit based on Anthony Horowitz’ Stormbreaker and getting stuck into our Francais, Computing and Music […]
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    • 🏊‍♂️⭐️Swimming Superstars⭐️ 🏊‍♀️ December 16, 2021
      After a fantastic term swimming, Onyx class were awarded their swimming certificates today. From life saving to butterfly, blowing bubbles to getting our ears under the water, they have all tried super hard and have improved immensely. We are all really proud of you and think you are all swimming superstars!
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    • 🧝🏃‍♂️Elf Run 🧝🏃‍♂️ December 15, 2021
      Today, Onyx Class had an elftastic time on our charity Elf run! Armed with elf hats and wearing red and green tops, we put our hearts and souls into running around our circuit as many times as possible in 20 minutes. The only things missing were sleigh bells and Santa! Afterwards, to celebrate our superb […]
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    • 🎄Tinsel Your Teacher🤶 December 13, 2021
      Last Friday it was Christmas Jumper and dinner day! 🎅 To start off the festivities, all the children got to ‘Tinsel Their Teachers’! Baubles, tinsel, flashing lights, bells…. no expense was spared! Mrs Cotterell and I had a wail of a time! At lunch time, we all got into the Christmas spirit with festive table […]
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    • 🎩Victorian Day🎩 December 13, 2021
      Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄 From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on […]
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    • 🎩Victorian Day🎩 December 13, 2021
      Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄 From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on […]
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    • 🎩Victorian Day🎩 December 13, 2021
      Onyx Class have had the best day today- it was Victorian Day! 😄 From the second they arrived on the playground they were split into boys and girls lines and given Victorian names for the day. Nail and cleanliness checks followed before times tables chanting and deportment lesson (otherwise know as balancing a book on […]
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    Reading

    Onyx class love to read! Every child in Onyx class is part of the Accelerated Reader Programme. We have a wide range of books, both fiction & non-fiction for pupils to choose from and each child is expected to read a minimum of 5 times per week, completing a ‘quiz’ within 24 hours of finishing their book. Currently, pupils quiz first thing in the morning in school, however in the event of a local/national lockdown, pupils will be allowed to quiz independently at home in order to keep up their wonderful enthusiasm. The pupils aim to achieve 100% in their quizzes and join the 100% club, gaining special treats and bonuses throughout the year! I wonder how many consistent 100%ers we’ll have this year?!

    Diaries

    Each child is given a diary at the start of the academic year. These diaries are our key to great communication! Children are expected to bring these diaries (as well as their reading books) into school & take them home EVERY day. Any messages from parents or staff will be added to their books, including weekly spellings, test results/targets/Accelerated Reader quiz results etc. I check the diaries every Friday. In Onyx class, children are expected to take ownership of their diaries by writing in them themselves when they have read, as well as completing weekly reviews of their learning.

    Friction Pens

    In Onyx Class, it is expected that ALL pupils use legible, neat joined up handwriting in ALL areas of the curriculum. Each child needs their own blue Friction pen. If you are struggling to buy them, please send in £2 to Mrs Cotterell as she has a secret stash of them in her cupboard!

    PE

    We are passionate about physical activity in Year 5&6 and strive to get active and outdoors as much as possible. Our assigned PE afternoons every week are Tuesdays & Thursdays, so children are allowed to come to school wearing their kit for the duration of the day. Please make sure that they wear a white T-shirt, black or navy shorts/jogging bottoms and either our school jumper or hoody. No Football kits should be worn. In addition to these sessions, we try to include an additional session of activity every day. This is important in order to keep the children (and staff) fresh, help them to transition back into school after home-schooling, to maintain positive mental health and attitudes and to ensure all our children understand the importance of daily activity/exercise in order for them to forge good habits for future life.

    New spellings are sent home every Friday. The children stick these into their diaries. Please ensure your child practises these spellings as much as possible in as many different ways as possible. This is vital in helping them to not just put them into their short term memories for a test, but into their long term

    memories for life! Following a spelling test, your child will highlight their spellings in their diaries pink or green depending on how they did. If there are any green spellings, please set aside a time at home to practice these and ensure they go back and practice these throughout the year. Again, this is vital to help aid memory retention.

    Homework

    Every Friday the children bring home homework in addition to their reading and spellings. Homework will be set from classwork, so all children will know exactly what to do. We also spend time going over expectations in class. Please make sure you set high expectations for your child’s work at home. All written work needs to be completed in Friction pen and set out neatly and how we expect it in the classroom. This is an ideal time to help independence as well. By setting a time, an area where they can concentrate and be free from distraction and by checking their work afterwards, your child will begin to become more independent and take more responsibility for their work/learning. Homework is expected to be returned by the following Wednesday at the latest. Please encourage your child to complete their homework early on and bring it in on the Monday, as this teaches them to stick to deadlines and not let work build up causing higher anxiety and stress levels.

    Trips

    Year 5&6 have many trips throughout their time at Sound, but non of them beat our Residentials to St Omer, France and PGL! These trips are a vital part of gaining self-confidence, independence, resilience, teamwork and for us all to bond as one big family!

    If you have any queries or questions however big or small, please don’t hesitate to write in your child’s diary or email admin@sound.cheshire.sch.uk

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