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On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

Routines in Puffins Adults in Puffins
PE (Indoor) – Monday (please arrive in PE kit) Miss Gomersall
PE (Outdoor) — Friday (please arrive in PE kit) Mr Winters
Spellings – Friday
Times Tables – Monday

Planners checked for reading and signature – Friday

Phase governor: Clare Wright

Planners

In years 5 and 6, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own organisation. Each child has been given a planner (Y6 planners are provided by Guiseley school to support children to be secondary ready when they leave us). Planners will be checked on a Friday morning and should have been seen and signed by an adult for the previous week. If there are any other messages that need to be read by the teacher on a day other than Friday, please ensure that your child brings these to your attention.

Reading Books

Each week, your child will be expected to read twice a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the reading record in their planner every time they hear them read. Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. Even though many children in years 5 and 6 are quite fluent readers, it is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Books can be changed on any day in the classroom and returned books will be quarantined by staff before being put back on the shelf.

Homework

Your child will receive their homework every Monday on Google Classroom and should upload it by the following Monday. This will consist of weekly tasks in both Maths and English. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed—answers for the regular sheets are provided. We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on! A topic homework grid and will also be available on Google Classroom and the school website by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and upload them. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We test the children on the previous week’s homework at the start of the new week. The aim of setting the blank sheet first and testing it second is to encourage the children to learn the method for each question—not just memorise the answers.

Spellings will be tested each week on Fridays and the new list will be posted on Google Classroom following the weekly test. A spelling book will not be sent home this year (based on current guidance).

This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers

English Knowledge Organiser Classic Fiction Knowledge Organiser – Express Yourself (1) Maths Knowledge Organiser for Year 5 & 6 (Autumn 1) 56 homework grid express yourself 2020-21 UKS2 Science Knowledge Organiser – Electricity

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Puffins Muddy Puddle Day!

Today marked our second Muddy Puddle session of the half-term. We spent the morning outside in the school grounds completing two different tasks. First, we used natural materials to create number equations. Different materials matched to different numbers and we had to create number sentences related to these. Everyone really got involved and particularly enjoyed …

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Puffins Entry Point

As the Entry Point to our topic for this half-term, Express Yourself, Puffins went outside into the school grounds and became artists! We used materials that we found around the grounds to create different pieces of Art to represent certain feelings. This is called Ephemeral Art. Have a look and see if you can guess …

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Welcome back!

A big welcome back to all of our classes! Our teachers are all working hard updating their class pages for the new academic year and we are going to be including a lot of this information on here that would have previously been given out via our phase leaflets. Please bear with us whilst we …

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