I hope you have all had a good holiday and are all set for the term ahead. Just a few reminders to help you plan and organise things over the next few weeks.
School drop off / collection:
Following on from the end of last year, KS2 will be using the double doors leading from the Y5/6 classroom to enter and leave school. A member of staff will be on the playground from 8:45 to welcome the children and guide them into school. At the end of the day, the KS2 children will stand at the back gate with a member of staff until someone comes to collect them.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday to be handed back in by the next Wednesday.
Homework will consist of a piece of Maths, a SPAG focus and their spellings for the test the following Friday morning. The spellings will be stuck into their reading records and they will be given a look, copy, cover, check sheet to complete. This spelling sheet does not need to be returned to school. We discuss the spellings and spend time in class learning and practicing them, but I ask that you help your child to learn them at home too, to prepare for the weekly test on a Friday morning.
It is really important for your children to have quick recall of their times tables.
Although we practice our tables in class, it is important that the children continue to practice them at home. There are lots of apps and games children can play on their ipads / laptops to support them in learning their tables. Here are a couple of excellent sites you may wish to use:
It is important that you hear your child read regularly and also discuss what they have read. Try and do this several times a week. Please make a note of what you have read in their reading record. When they finish a book, they will take a quiz on the computer in school. Their score will be written in their reading record. If children receive less than 70% in the quiz, they will be asked to read the book again to deepen their understanding of what they have read.
PE will be on a Wednesday and a Thursday, but please ensure they have their PE kit in all week in case of timetable changes. The PE kit should be black/navy shorts and a white t-shirt. They can wear pumps or trainers. Please include a warm top/tracksuit bottoms for when the weather gets chilly. A spare pair of socks is also useful.
If your child has their ears pierced, please ensure earrings are removed on P.E days, or plasters / tape is sent in with your child so we can tape over them.
Forest school will be every Friday afternoon, children can come to school in appropriate forest school clothing on that day.
If you have any concerns or queries you may have about your child, you can catch me before or after school or e-mail me at:
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Welcome to Years 5 - 6!
The classroom is a structured, informative learning environment where pupils begin to gain more independence and the ability to carry out personal research. Children are challenged to think independently and skills for learning are vital at this stage.
The Junior class comprises of Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.Whilst Literacy, Numeracy, Science and ICT are a priority, the children enjoy a rich and diverse curriculum with a vast range of activities. The classroom is equipped with 16 Internet linked laptop computers and an Interactive Whiteboard which is incorporated into lessons every day.