Years 5 & 6
Welcome back to the new school year. It was lovely to see the children’s smiling faces on the first day back and they have quickly settled in to our ‘new normal’. We have a few new faces in our class this year and we also welcome our student teacher Miss Walton who used to be a pupil herself at our school many years ago.
There are a few things to draw your attention to as now the term is well under way.
Class Dojo: This is our new communication platform. It is a good idea to have this downloaded on a device that you use regularly as I will be updating it on a regular basis with messages, photos and of course the all important dojo points. All children will be shown how to login to this site in class.
Oxford Owls: We would still like to encourage the children to read on a daily. During these challenging times we are not able to send books home. However, we do have school access to the Oxford Owl website which has many good e-books available for the children. Children can access these with the following login:
Username: mrsoliver Password: GPAEN321?
Some English homework will require the children to read a section of one of these books, so please make yourselves familiar with this site as soon as possible.
Homework: Due to the current difficulties regarding the pandemic we have to be extra careful with the amount of paperwork we send between school and home. All homework will therefore be set through class dojo. Homework will be set on a Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday. Pupils will be set Maths and English work and they will asked to photograph their work and upload it to the class dojo page. They will also be expected to read from the Oxford Owl programme as well as continue to use Times Table Rockstars.
Topic: Our topic this term is the Golden Age of Islam, more details can be found on our class page on the school website.
Class Equipment: A gentle reminder that all pupils need to bring in their own writing equipment this term which includes: pen, pencil,ruler and coloured pencils. Can you also make sure your child has a water bottle.
Should you need any further information do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.
Recovery Curriculum: It is my intention to try and cover some areas that were not taught during lock down. There are some specific areas in Maths that need to be revisited and these have been highlighted in red on the curriculum map which can be found on the class pages. We also have a particular focus on mindfulness and PHSE in order to help the children come to terms with any issues or concerns they had during lock down.
Should you have any questions regarding your child this term please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.
Year 5 & 6 revision pack
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Science home learning
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