Welcome to Acer Class
Mr Jeremy Davy is delighted to welcome you to Acer Class!
Acer is a class of Year 5 and 6 children and, as the oldest children in the school, we take our responsibilites very seriously. We always work hard and strive to 'Aim High, Achieve the Best' every day. Mr Davy is supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs Clare Breading.
Learning in Acer Class
Acer Class is a class of Year 5 and 6 children who take part in a huge range of experiences and activities throughout a very busy year. Children are always challenged through a broad curriculum which is current, relevant, engaging - and FUN !
We encourage all our children to be independent learners, to think deeply about their learning and to be resilient when the going gets tough.
We encourage children to develop a sense of respect and responsibility for themselves, their peers, their school and the wider world. We liaise closely with local High Schools to prepare children for their transition into Year 7.
Year 6 SATS Tests take place in May each year and the children are thoroughly prepared for the experience.
Our residential at Hooke Court in Dorset and activity days at Haven Banks are great experiences for all our children. We take part in a range of exciting activities from orienteering and cooking to launching our own rockets!
Our PE afternoon is MONDAY - please ensure children have their kit in school.
Homework is set on FRIDAY and is due in the following WEDNESDAY.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Spring 2018 - Investigators
Term Focus: Dreams and Goals
School Values: Courage, Justice, Self Discipline, Gratitude
Investigators: The Present
This term we are taking on the role of investigators. We are learning about rivers, in particular The River Exe which forms an important part of the story of our city. Where does the River Exe begin? How is it used? What wildlife lives along the riverbank? What environmental issues affect the river? How have humans changed the course of the river? We will be taking part in a survey activity where we will discover how the Exe is used by the people of Exeter. What can we learn about how to protect this valuable resource?
Our Jigsaw focus centres around Dreams and Goals this term. We are developing ideas about our own futures. What are our 'Super North Star Goals'? We will be writing to people to ask for help as we research what it takes to achieve these goals. We're also holding a 'North Star' event where we are inviting our parents and carers to tell us about their journey into their chosen occupation...
Our scientific investigations will lead us to look at the formation of fossils, to study adaption and evolution. We'll learn about the life of Mary Anning and her pioneering work in Lyme Regis. We will also study human genetics and learn about our biological inheritance.
Year 6 children will visit the theatre and also try our hand at fim-making, whilst the Year 5 children are taking part in a short PE course.
So much to fit in to such a short term!