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January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Happy New Year!

During spring term, we will continue to study British history beyond 1066, in particular, World War II.  In Science, we will be investigating ‘Living Things and their Habitats’.  For RE, we will be exploring the themes ‘Kingdom of God’ and ‘Forgiveness and Salvation’.

Our English lessons (linked with our science topic) will based on a beautiful book by Martin Jenkins called ‘Can we save the tiger?’ Ultimately, our work on this text will result in the children writing their own persuasive piece about an endangered animal.  In our shared reading sessions, we will focus on a fabulous adventure text by Vashti Hardy called ‘Brightstorm’.

Our Maths focus will be:

  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Converting units
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Ratio

PE and Dance

  • ThursdayDance 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 for pleasure’ as much as possible to improve their confidence and understanding.  An adult should sign/initial their ‘reading diary’ at home, at least 4-times per week.  In year 6, reading diaries are monitored each Thursday. 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 and will either be in the form of written homework or through 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.

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 Thursday.

As we approach SATs in the summer term, the children may receive additional homework to provide them with further opportunities to practise their skills and support their learning.

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 is happy 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 and Mrs Jevans