Welcome to Leaders

Welcome to Leaders class! Leaders is an exciting time for the children at Sleights as they are the oldest children in school. Leaders class includes children from Year 5 and 6. They are taught by Mrs Porter and supported by Mr Everall in their own building on the school playground.

In Leaders, children are taught maths and English daily and they also gather together with the rest of the school in collective worship. This half term our Christian value is ‘generosity’.

Children in Leaders class love to read. The children are very lucky to have an amazing school and class library, filled with a diverse range of books that they can enjoy reading for pleasure. Children also enjoy listening to the class story at the end of each school day. We are currently reading ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’. In addition to reading for pleasure, Leaders also enjoy sharing a range of texts during whole class reading sessions, where they have the opportunity to read fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts as well as a whole class reading book. This half term, Leaders will be reading ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ in whole class reading sessions. Reading at home is also incredibly important. Please record the reading that your child does at home in their reading record and ensure that this, alongside their individual reading book, is in school every day.

This term, the whole school topic is ‘Whitby’. Leaders will be basing their art and geography work around this theme. Alongside this, children will learn about earth and space in science and black history in history lessons. 

Children in Leaders class are very lucky to be taught by specialist teachers throughout the week. On a Tuesday, children will need their PE kits in school so that they can take part in dance with Hannah Verity. They will also need to bring their swimming kits on Tuesdays for swimming lessons, which will take place at Whitby Leisure Centre on a Tuesday morning. Children will continue to bring home their instruments to practice throughout the week and these will need to be returned on a Thursday morning ready for music with Ralph. Computing with Mrs Gurney will also take place on a Thursday afternoon.

Each week, homework will be set on Sumdog on a Thursday. Children will also receive spellings every two weeks; these will be sent home on a Thursday. Spellings tests will happen on the second Wednesday.

Our class blog will be updated each week so keep an eye on this for exciting updates throughout the term.