Hello to all in Year 5/6
It's Monday 30th March.
I hope you and your families are all well and that you have begun to adjust to the slower pace of being at home.
Not being able to go out is tricky so I wanted to provide plenty for you to do at home to keep you busy.
I'm sure you have daily routines, a chance to relax, a time to be busy around your home helping the grown ups and probably for a short time you might go outdoors for a walk or spend time in the garden.
I have attached below something new called 'Learning Project week 1' which includes Maths, Reading, Writing, Spelling activities and creative opportunities so you can continue to learn at home. You could have a go at a couple of different subjects each day to keep your brain super active.
Don't forget to have a look at the links and challenges which are included below for you to enjoy.
Plenty of other classes are having a go at the fun Lego challenge (assuming you have plenty of Lego at home). Remember once you've completed any work or challenge then take a photo. I would love to see what you've made, created or completed. The adults with you at home can send me any pictures, work or messages to the email ...
Good luck with the challenges. Keep me posted with what you've been doing and I'll aim to update our page regularly.
Take care and stay safe.
Feel free to contact me, using the email address below, with any photos of work or craft that your child has created at home. You can also contact me if you have any queries regarding the activities I have set on our class page.
Mr Moran - Class Teacher
Miss Cocks - Teaching assistant
Mrs Atkinson - PPA / Leadership time teacher
Mrs Parker - Numeracy / Literacy intervention teacher
Mr Watson - Maths intervention teacher
Mr Stevenson - Sports Coach
Things to remember in Year 5/6
* School planners and reading books should be in school every day.
* Children should have their own water bottle in school.
* PE kits should be in school all week. PE will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
* Toast or an apple can be purchased each morning (£1 for the week).
* Spelling work should be completed and returned on Friday.
* Homework should be completed and returned on Monday.
Reading in Year 5/6
The children will be encouraged to read for pleasure and they will continue
to be reading champions in Year 5/6. Time will be given every day for the children to read and the class will
use Cracking comprehension on a Monday and Tuesday. They will have the opportunity to read
their home / school book daily so it is important they have their book and planner with them.
Please continue to read and share books at home with your children and sign their planner when they
have finished their book.
Homework will be set every week.
Children will be expected to complete their reading, weekly spellings and times table activities.
This will support their progress throughout the year in Literacy and Numeracy.
In addition to this, children will have homework which is linked to our current learning challenge.
Children will be able to learn points for each activity they complete, working towards a target and earning
a prize when their target is reached.
The Spring term
We have another busy, exciting and successful term to look forward too.
Please have a read of the 'what we will be learning document below.
St Paul's Whole School Values
Here at St Paul's we have identified twelve Christian values that we believe sit at the heart of our school community.
Each half term we have a particular focus on one of these values.
This half term our Christian value focus is on FORGIVENESS.
'Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you'.
In Numeracy this half term we are focusing on percentages and ratio as well as keeping up with all our arithmetic skills.
Times table Rockstars
In Year 5/6 we have made an excellent start to using Rockstars which is really helping to improve their multiplication and division skills. We are encouraging everyone to have a go at home with the aim to become a Rock legend!
Our new topic is...
From Source to Sea - looking at the features of mountains and rivers in both the
United Kingdom and the World.
What are the highest peaks in the UK and the World?
In which continent is the longest river?
How are mountains formed?
How can we encourage sustainability and help to protect the environment?
We will investigate our own questions as we learn.
Please see our knowledge organiser below to see all that we are covering.