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Routines in Puffins Adults in Puffins
PE (Indoor) – Tuesday (please arrive in PE kit) Miss Gomersall
PE (Outdoor) — Friday (please arrive in PE kit) Mr Winters

Mrs Wood

Spellings – Friday
Times Tables – Wednesday

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 weekly section 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 as a paper copy and will need to be handed back in by the following Monday. This will also be posted on Google Classroom. 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 on Google Classroom. 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 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 also be sent home with the spellings in.

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

UKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

Please find attached the Knowledge Organisers for English, Maths, Topic and Science. Also, please find the Homework Grid for our topic this term, Mayans. Please complete a minimum of two pieces. UKS2 Homework Grid – The Mayans – Autumn Knowledge organiser – Mayans.docx English – Autumn – War Horse.docx UKS2 Science – Art of Being …

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Puffins Entry Point – The Mayans

Today, we took part in our Entry Point for our new topic, The Mayans. We used the book, The Rain Player, to become Historical Detectives! We took pictures from the book and analysed them to see what we could find out about The Mayans and their culture. We even took advantage of the nice weather …

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