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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
|Spellings – Monday|
|Times Tables – Monday/Thursday|
Planners checked for reading and signature – Friday
Phase governor: Louise Woffendin
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.
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.
Your child will receive their homework every Monday as a paper copy and will need to be handed back in by the following Monday. The answers for this will be posted on our class page. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed when returned to school. The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. 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 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 return them to school. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!
Spellings will be tested each week on Monday and the new list will be given out following the weekly test. A spelling book will also be sent home with the spellings in.
This Week’s Homework- Click the title for more.
UKS2 Homework – w/c 20/3
Please find attached the answers for this week’s homework. English Year 5 Answers – Noun Phrase Homework – Answer Sheet Maths Year 5 Answers – Stage 5 Check 15 Answers Year 6 Homework this week is to complete specific pages of the SAT Buster books that have been sent home this week. The specific pages for this …
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 Organiser for Topic. Also, please find the Homework Grid for our topic this term, Express Yourself. Please complete a minimum of two pieces. Express Yourself – Homework Grid Express Yourself -Knowledge Organiser
Latest class news – Click the title for more.
School Council – World Poetry Day Competition
Today is World Poetry Day! To help celebrate, School Council have hosted a poetry writing competition. There were lots of amazing entries and they found it incredibly hard to judge! In assembly this morning, 2 winners were announced… Ruby from Herons and Luca from Woodpeckers. A huge well done to everybody that entered! Below are …
School Council – Chill Out Tuesday
After a successful term of running ‘Chill Out Tuesday’ for KS2 children, School Council have now swapped their club to allow Reception and KS1 children to attend. So far, it’s been very popular! The children have loved mixing with each other through playing board games, building models, reading, drawing, crafting and dancing (thanks to DJ …
Lockerbie: Days 3 and 4
UKS2 Muddy Puddle Reminder
A quick reminder that it is Muddy Puddle Day tomorrow (Thursday 16th) for Upper Key Stage Two. The children have already been informed of this. Please can all children come in appropriate non-uniform, including footwear. Also, if you can collect any small branches, twigs or sticks, please bring them in too! Thanks, The UKS2 Team
Lockerbie: Day 1 and 2
We have been having a fantastic time (even though the weather has been challenging!) Here are some pictures of what we have done so far…
World Book Day 2023
What a great day! Eagles have had lots of fun reading to their Bear Buddies today. We pretended it was night time in our tent and read by torch light. Our Puffin buddies joined us again and read to us.
Big Battery Hunt Update…
Thank you to those who have been bringing in their dead and used batteries across the past few weeks. So far, we have recycled a total of 2553! A big thank you also to our school council team who have been out recycling the batteries at various recycling points after scores have been totalled in …
Big Battery Hunt Competition – Recycle your used batteries with us!
The school council have signed us up to join in with Duracell’s big battery hunt. Duracell are encouraging pupils up and down the country to recycle their batteries instead of putting them in landfill to help make our planet greener and cleaner. They’ve set schools a challenge to try and collect and recycle as many …
School Council Celebrate Pancake Day!
Happy pancake day! As part of our school council meeting today, we were given a very special treat as a thank you for all of our hard work so far this year. They were delicious!!
Puffins and Eagles Buddy Up!
As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, we have reintroduced our buddy system across school. Puffins and Eagles have been lucky enough to be paired up together and this week, we were able to meet up twice! On Monday, we just introduced ourselves and got to know our buddies. On Friday, we were able to …
Puffins – Safer Internet Day
To mark Safer Internet Day, Puffins discussed the pros and cons of using the internet. We then took part in a Safer Internet Day virtual assembly, run by the Google Be Internet Legends programme. After this, we played their ‘Interland’ game to help us remember how to keep safe online.
We had another visit from The Dunwells today. How lucky are we? They did two songwriting workshops and with Year 4 and Year 5 which were performed for us at the end of the day. The songs they had written sounded great. After that we were treated to an exclusive little gig from the the …
School Council – Food Bank Collection
Ed and the School Council would like to say a HUGE thank you to Team Tranmere for all of the wonderful donations that have been given for the food bank. Everyone has been so generous and we know that this donation will make a big difference to those in need.
National Storytelling Week Competition
This week is National Storytelling Week. To help celebrate this, the School Council have hosted a storytelling competition. Those who wanted to enter needed to write a story (true or made up) and hand it in to their class councillor. On Friday, the councillors got together to choose a selection of their favourite stories. These …
Year 5/6 Christmas Extravaganza
The children have outdone themselves this Tranmere Christmas; the table decorations, the dancing and the festive spirit on show were so great that we wanted to share. (Don’t panic 5/6; we’ve kept the dancing between us!)
Puffins are Performers!
To finish off our English Performance Poetry topic, we have planned and written our own poem based on a well-known Fairy Tale in groups. We used all of the techniques we have been learning about and came up with some fantastic ones! The hardest part was coming up with a bit of a twist to …
DT – The Little Inventors Christmas Challenge
Over the past couple of weeks, all children, from EYFS to Year 6, have been working hard on their Little Inventors Christmas Competition task. Children were given the following brief and had to come up with their own original, weird and wonderful ideas! ‘Tis the season to hang the stockings, roll up the snowmen, and …
Puffins – Lindisfarne Debate
As part of our learning about the Vikings, we have looked at the invasion of Lindisfarne in AD793. We discussed what happened and why it happened. We then had a debate where half of the class were Vikings and half were monks. We debated whether the Vikings should have invaded and how this impacted on …
Puffins predict what happens next!
At the moment, we are continuing to read our class Reading book, Cogheart. We are loving it and in the words of some of the children, it’s starting to get ‘juicy’. Today, we read part of Chapter 13 before Miss Gomersall cruelly left it on a real cliff-hanger. From this, we then acted out our …
UKS2 visit to Jorvik and The Dig.
For our topic exit point we enjoyed visiting Jorvik to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking Age. We also visited The DIG which gave the children a hands-on experience of being an archaeologist by digging for evidence in the digging pits and putting their enquiry skills to the test. There were many …