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Welcome to Year 5/6 TM 

Welcome to class 5/6TM. Our class teacher is Mrs Millhouse, supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs Rycroft.  In addition, Miss Whelan teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

In our class the rules and expectations are built around the core values of our school.

STARS

  • Sharing
  • Trust
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Safety

 

English Information

Reading is crucial in everything that children do. We aim to nurture a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of texts. We monitor children’s reading at home through the Home School Diaries and each week we award one child as reader of the week.   It is a whole school expectation that children read at least five times per week; please also remember to sign diaries once children have read. We teach reading through Guided Reading sessions in school each day where we spend time reading and analysing texts. 

 

Maths Information

Maths is an integral part of the curriculum. The children will practise their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. The children will be working with numbers up to 1000000 and must possess a rapid recall of all multiplication facts up to 12x12. Most Maths sessions are taught discretely, but where possible, it will also be linked into other curriculum areas.

 

PE and Kit Information

Our PE/Games sessions are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that appropriate kit is in school and jewellery can be removed.

The PE kit is as follows:

Navy shorts, white polo shirt, white socks, navy joggers, navy jumper and trainers.  (Please note: sun hats will be needed during the summer)

All items of the PE kit should be clearly labelled and kept in a PE bag with the child’s name on the outside.

 

Homework

Spellings are sent home on a weekly basis and the test will be on a Wednesday each week. In addition, the red homework books will be sent home each week with a piece of English homework (Reading or writing) relating to work covered in lessons. Work will be set on a Wednesday and expected to be returned by Monday. Maths homework will be in CGP books provided by school. Teachers will indicate which aspect to cover each week.

All children will also need to learn all times tables by heart to use in their maths work this year. Reading remains a priority and we expect the children to read at least 5 times a week.  It is really important that with all homework the children are encouraged to complete it independently but then supported when necessary.

 

Topic Information for the Term

You will find links to the topic web for each term in 'The Curriculum' subsection in 'About Us'. The topic web will allow you to see what your child is covering across the curriculum during this academic year.

 

Unlocking Learning

All children have a Phonics Bug/Bug Club and Education City login and this resource can be used at home to encourage further learning.  Please support your child in using the following websites.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2
a useful site covering English, Maths and Science skills.

 

www.mathszone.co.uk
website covering maths games and activities.

 

www.sciencebob.com
website with a range of interesting science experiments that can be done at home.