Year 5/6 have given their all in assessment week. They should be incredibly proud of the results they have earned. It is always rewarding to see their hand work pay off. They have definitely earned a week off to recharge their batteries.
In addition to the assessments, we have managed to fit in some extra work on fractions, decimals and percentages in mathematics and have enjoyed looking at some of Emily Dickinson’s poems. We were able to get outside to draft some of our own nature poems, written in Dickinson’s style, using metaphors, similes and personification. In science, we dissected chicken eggs and looked closely at the albumen, shell, inner and outer membranes, chalazae and germinal disc.
Homework will be set daily on Google Classroom and is to be completed for the following day. The work set will vary from maths, English, verbal reasoning and even afternoon topic work.
It is recommended that children read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily, which can be written in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class. Therefore, children will be expected to read at least 2 stage books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from later stages). Reading books (and reading records) should be the only things going home and returning to school along with water bottles.
P.E. will be on Friday this year so please ensure children attend school wearing their P.E. kits. For P.E. children need to bring suitable clothing for the British weather as we will attempt to be outside providing it is not raining heavily. Tracksuit bottoms and fleeces can be worn. Please refer to the school email for a full list of clothing options. Can I please also ask that children bring suitable footwear in for sports.
Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and will be spent on tasks that the children have needed further support with. This could be arithmetic or grammar related. Therefore, I would encourage the children getting in to school on time, to ensure they do not miss any learning.
If you have any questions, please feel free to see me at 8:30 or at home time. Alternatively, you can contact me via an email to school.
Curriculum Summer Term 1
English – Classic poetry, chronological reports, modern classic fiction and information texts.
Maths – Multiplication and division, fractions, volume and capacity, BODMAS, and ratio and proportion.
In the afternoon sessions:
Topic – Exploring Eastern Europe
Art – Wildlife
Science – Living Things and Their Habitats
Computing – 3D Modelling
PE – Tennis
Spanish- Asking and responding (food and drink), sports and music.
PSHE – Be Yourself