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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 – Friday|
|Times Tables – Wednesday|
Planners checked for reading and signature – Friday
Phase governor: Clare Wright
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 and returned books will be quarantined by staff before being put back on the shelf.
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.
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 …
Latest class news – Click the title for more.
This week, we have been celebrating Black History Month. We discussed what this means and why it is important. We then watched a Bigfoot Education film called All Aboard the Windrush. This was based on real life stories of people that travelled on Empire Windrush from Kingston, Jamaica to Tilsbury, Essex. We loved learning all …
On Tuesday, Puffins had a fantastic time working with the Worry Wizard to learn all about how to get help when we have any worries we might have. We met some different characters and then, in the afternoon, we had an assembly all about who we can ask for help in school if we need …
It was a strange day in Puffins! We received a message from an Ancient Roman woman asking for our help. Someone had stolen something from her and it was our job to work out who the culprit was! We needed to use our amazing Roman Numeral knowledge to decode clues. Of course, we were able …
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 …