Year 5 & 6

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

Teaching Assistant: Miss Charlotte Maisey

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.  Homework will be posted in Google Classroom each week or a paper copy can be provided if needed.

Reading

Please keep reading regularly and sharing and discussing books with your child at home, even though they are now free readers and older.  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 share together as well.

Times tables

It is important 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.

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 kits

These MUST include plimsolls or trainers – this term unless it is raining 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. Your child MUST have their PE kits in school all week as it may be necessary to change the day.

Wider opportunities  (COVID dependent)

In Maple class, the children have the opportunity to take part in a 5 day residential at an outdoor activity centre. This year we are planning to go to Woodlands Outdoor Education Centre in June 2022.  A parent meeting will take place about this during the first few weeks of term to give you more information and allow you to ask questions about this trip.

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.

 

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