Class Teacher: Mrs Pullen & Mrs Roberts
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office or I will be on the playground every morning at 8:45.
We are now using the ‘pathways to spell’ scheme which links in with our ‘pathways to write’ English scheme. Children have 3 guided and 3 independent sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.
On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week. Use the week to practice the rule with a range of words. They will also be tested on 3 topic words which are the words we will be using in our topic lessons. Children will then identify 2 spelling words that they regularly spell wrong in their writing. They must practice these words each week and will test with a partner on Friday. New spellings will then be given on a Friday ready for the following week.
It is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible to help develop their confidence and fluency in all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. They will then apply these skills to help them feel more confident in all areas of maths lessons (including their SATS in May). They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions.
Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers.
Year 6 will have their PE lesson with Mr Seary on a Thursday afternoon. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
Mrs Greaves will teach ICT and Music on a Tuesday afternoon.
We have booked our residential trip to PGL on Wednesday 22nd June until Friday 24th June. During this time, the children will be taking part in lots of activities and enjoying special time with their friends before their move to High School! Mrs Catherall has now set up payments for this on Parent Pay which will be collected in smaller installments throughout the year.
The total cost per child is £311.00. This will cover all activities, meals and bedding for the duration of their stay. Further details will follow nearer the time however you can access the link below to give you an idea of what the residential entails.
Home Learning Details
In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:
Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)
Times Tables Rockstars
Developing Experts (Science)
Language Angels (Spanish)
Spring 1 2022
English – This term, we will be looking at the book ‘The Selfish Giant’. “The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant’s garden and his heart…” The underlying moral of the beautiful tale is obviously to share, but also to get joy from others’ happiness. After reading the story, the children will write a version of the Selfish Giant narrative -choosing either a retelling in 1stor 3rd person or from a character’s point of view. Grammatical features that will be assessed in this writing will be to recognise vocabulary and structures for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms, the use of passive verbs and the use of semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses.
Maths – This half term we will be revising and extending our existing knowledge of decimals and percentages, before starting new learning on algebra.
Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
Science – Our unit this term is continuing our learning on ‘Animals Including Humans’ but focusing on how blood transports oxygen around the body. We will look at what happens when blood vessels are constricted and how the heart moves blood around the body. We will look at the composition of blood, describe what affects your heart rate and explain how blood is filtered.
History – Our second History topic is the Slave trade. We will learn about slavery and its impact across the world, review gains and losses from a range of countries (Britain, America, Western Africa, Caribbean Islands) Slave Trade Triangle and look at how the slave trade impacted both rich and poor members of the public.
RE – We will be learning about the religion of Islam. We will look at the Hajj and why is it important to Muslims?