SCHOOL IS CLOSED
Dangerous and icy conditions mean school is closed today -Tuesday
Welcome back to school!
This term we look forward to a great topic in 'Dinosaurs and Fossils'. During this topic, Oak Class will become enthusiastic, expert palaeontologists! They will learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabited the Earth and study the main epochs of fossils.
We will investigate famous 18th Century palaeontologists Mary Anning and William Buckland; explore fossil footprints and fossils humans, ice age creatures and their fossils; study dinosaurs, their eggs, behaviour and extinction and learn about Darwin and the amazing story of evolution.
Along with a trip to Segwick Museum planned and many other exciting activities, this term will be fantastic!
PE will be on Tuesday Morning’s and Thursday Afternoons.
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in everyday so that they can attend the vast variety of clubs we have on offer.
Spellings: Each Friday your child will be sent home with a list of spellings to learn ready for a test on the following Monday.
These will consist of the spelling pattern learnt in that week and a selection from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Please find time to encourage and help your child with these.
Maths and Times Tables: Maths homework will be set weekly, based on the area that has been focused on during the week to consolidate their learning. It is also important to continue practicing their times tables.
The National expectation for children in Year 5 and 6 is to know the 12 x tables fluently (including the inverse operations) and for SATs this year they are introducing a new ‘Times Tables Test’. It would be fantastic if you could aid your child in reaching this goal.
Topic Homework is attached for the children to complete over the week. More information can be found on the website or on the attached sheet.
Reading is such an important part of a child’s education. If your child cannot read fluently, they will struggle in later life. Therefore part of their continued homework is daily reading for a minimum of ten minutes per night. We have introduced a reward system for reading this year for those who have read at home.
If your child is reading fluently to themselves, please encourage them to write their own QUALITY comment. This may include, a prediction, writing definitions to unknown words, making a list of “magpie” words, what their favourite part is of a book and why they enjoyed/didn’t enjoy a book.
The children do have a good selection of books to read from the class, and they will have the opportunity to choose a book from the school library and change it regularly, but if your child would like to bring it a book from home, they are welcome to do so. Could I ask that no magazines/annuals etc. are brought in to read at school (although they are fine for reading material at home).
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