Doves

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Routines in Doves Adults in Doves
PE Outdoor — Tuesday (Please arrive in PE kit)
Mr Learmonth
PE Indoor – Friday (Please arrive in PE kit)
Mrs Tate
Spellings — Friday
Mrs Stevens
Times Tables – Monday

Welcome to Doves.

Mr Learmonth and Mrs Tate would like to welcome you all back to Year 6 and say how much we have enjoyed our first two weeks getting to know you all and helping you settle back into school after such a long break.  We have both been extremely impressed with the attitude and behaviour demonstrated so far by each and every one of you – you really have made a fantastic start to the year; long may it continue. We have started to return to the “hard work” you are used to at Tranmere Park and feel confident that we are going to have a great year.
It is obviously a little harder to have the face to face contact with parents at the moment, but if any of you do need to speak to us please just either email or ring school or get in touch with us via Google Classroom and one of us will aim to get back to you as soon as we can.
Here’s to a fantastic and disruption-free Year 6

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 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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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Digestion – a messy example

Last week, the Doves all got their hands dirty and created a working model of the process of digestion. The pictures speak for themselves but, their faces really were a picture. Particularly, when the food left the stomach, via the duodenum into the small intestines. AND, even more so when the food left the rectum! …

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Black History Month – Doves

To celebrate Black History Month and to support our continued learning about tolerance, kindness and understanding of others, we watched the Bigfoot Education film on All Aboard The Windrush. The children were fascinated to learn about the journey that many people took from Jamaiaca to the UK in 1948. They could not believe that it …

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La Salle de Classe

To practise our new vocabulary for the classroom, we had fun labelling the class and , on the whole did a great job although our pronunciation might need a little work. Unfortunately they did know what professeur meant so Mrs Tate didn’t escape the labelling!!

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Doves Class – Entry Point – Mayans

Better late than never: here’s the news and photos of the activity we completed for our entry point to the current topic – Mayans. Apologies for the delay in posting . Unfortunately we have had a few technical difficulties which have resulted in upside down photos.

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