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September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

We hope that you all had a relaxing summer and that the children are refreshed and ready for some challenges!  This year your child will be taught by:

Teacher:

Mrs Daintith

Teaching Assistant(s):

Mrs Jevans and Mrs Bates

During autumn term, we will be studying British history beyond 1066 including World War I and World War II.  In Science, we will be investigating ‘Light’ and ‘Electricity’.  For RE, we will be exploring the themes ‘Jesus Bringer of Good News’ and ‘Christian Communities’.

In English lessons we will continue to explore our whole school ‘refugee’ theme through two amazing books: ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’ by Malala Yousafzai and ‘For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story’ by Rebecca Langston-George.   This unit aims to help the children develop understanding, empathy and compassion for children affected by such circumstances in other parts of the world.

Our next English unit will be based on a book by Jo Hoestlandt, ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ and links with our history theme.

Our Maths focus will be:

  • Place value (working with numbers to 10 million)
  • Four operations (+ –  x and ÷)
  • Fractions
  • Geometry – position and direction

PE and Dance

  • Thursday – Dance lessons
  • Friday – PE lessons

Please ensure that your child has their kit in school.  Indoor kit must include purple shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps.  During this term, providing trainers and a tracksuit for outdoors is also a good idea.

Water bottles

Please make sure your child has a drinks bottle each day.  Water only please! 

Dinner and snack money

Through ParentPay, your child can buy a snack in school for morning playtime or alternatively, bring a healthy snack from home.  If your child requires a school dinner, please ensure their ParentPay account is in credit.

Homework Guide

Please encourage your child to read at home as much as possible to improve their confidence and understanding.  An adult should sign/initial their ‘reading diary’ at least 4-times per week.  Your child can also access www.readtheory.org, an on-line reading comprehension site.  This can be recorded in their reading diary and count towards their weekly reading target.

Maths homework aims to consolidate what has been learnt in class www.mymaths.co.uk.  By year 6, the children should be able to rapidly recall times tables to 12×12.  Your child has a login for Times Table Rock Stars www.ttrockstars.com to help them develop their knowledge and speed.  Sometimes the children will receive arithmetic questions too.

English homework includes www.spag.com and spellings.  Spellings will be given on a Friday with a test the following week.  Your child’s spelling list can be accessed at www.spellingshed.co.uk where they can play on-line games to help them recall the words on their list.

Usually, homework will be given out on a Friday, and should be handed in/completed by the following Wednesday.

Sometimes the children may be given an extended homework project relating to a topic to complete over a longer period.

If your child struggles with any of their homework or is unable to complete it for any reason, please don’t hesitate to speak to us.

Contact

It is very important to us that your child has a happy year in school, so please do not hesitate to speak to us should you have any concerns or queries. If you are unable to see us before or after school, please contact the school office and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you.

Mrs Daintith, Mrs Jevans & Mrs Bates