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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 – Properties of Materials Investigation

Our next Science experiment was all about investigating how to sort materials. To start with, the children were split into groups and given a range of materials. They were asked to sort them and initially went for categories like size, shape and colour. We then stopped and had a discussion about other more scientific ways …

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UKS2 Muddy Puddles

Hi all! Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is a muddy puddle day. Make sure you come ready for a day of outdoor excitement!

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Puffins make Alien Soup

To kick off our new Science topic of Materials, we made Alien Soup. We received strict instructions from an alien personally on how to create the perfect Alien Soup. However, once we’d finished following the instructions carefully, we found out we needed to get the salt back! We were quite confused by this at first …

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The Masked Reader!

Introducing…. ‘The Masked Reader!’ Coming Soon…

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Puffins – Be Mindful!

As a start to our introduction fortnight to our new Mental Health Initiative, the 5B’s, we talked about each ‘Be’ and what they meant. The first one that we looked at in detail was Be Mindful. To start us off, we worked on our breathing techniques and completed a short breathing exercise. It made us …

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Puffins become Human Line Graphs

This week, to mark the end of our Statistics Maths topic, we took our Maths learning outside! We’ve been learning all about how to interpret and draw line graphs but we decided we wanted to become the line graph! We talked about the different axis and data and then organised ourselves into the various features …

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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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