Year 5 & 6

Teachers: Mrs Clare Kirkham (Tuesday – Friday) and Mrs Anne Smilie (Monday)

Teaching Assistants: Rachel Darby, Lisa Howard, Abigail Strange, Gemma Moyes and Connor Gilogley

Welcome back to a new term in MapleClass!  
If you would like to talk to us at any time please do not hesitate to send an email on the class email maple.3260@st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk or book a phone call appointment with the office at a convenient time.

 

Learning Organisers

Homework

Homework for this term will be given out on a Wednesday to be returned the following Tuesday.  Each week there will be spellings, Maths and English along with a topic based activity.

Reading

Please keep reading regularly and sharing and discussing books with your child at home; even though they are now free readers and older they will still love being read to and sharing a book.  Not only does this improve their reading and the comprehension of the texts that they share with you but it is a great time to s hare together as well.

Times tables

It is essential that children are able to recall at speed all their times tables facts including the related division facts as this supports their ability to solve calculations accurately and quickly.  The children will be given opportunity in class to practise their times tables but this needs to be complemented by further practise at home.  Take a look at the times table page of the website where there are lots of videos to support your child’s learning along with using Times Table Rockstars.

Spellings

Children will continue to receive spellings each week and they need to practise their spellings at home; they will be tested every Monday in class.

PE

PE will normally take place on a Wednesday and Thursday, however your child MUST have their PE kits in school all week as it may be necessary to change the day.

PE kits MUST include plimsolls or trainers – all PE lessons will be outside, so please also make sure that your child has a t-shirt, shorts and/or jog bottoms and a jumper for PE along with hair tied back if your child has long hair. If your child has earrings they must either put tape (which you should provide) over their earrings for the PE session or be able to take out their own earrings.

Statutory Testing

At the end of year 6, there are Standard Assessment Tests (SATS) in English and Maths which the children will sit.  The children will be supported throughout the year in preparing for these so they are not worried or anxious about sitting them.  Dates of the tests will be given to parents in advance along with advice about how to support your children’s well being ahead of them.

Wider opportunities  

In Maple class, the children have the opportunity to take part in a 5 day residential at an outdoor activity centre. The next trip will be in June 2024 when we will be going to Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre.

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