Brainy Basilisks

Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to The Brainy Basilisks!  It’s lovely to see everyone back and so keen to learn.

Year 6 is set to be a challenging but (hopefully) fun year for us all!  The children will be expected to Aim High all year but we’re sure they will rise to the challenge.

We will be continuing with the reading reward system that was set up last year as it really encouraged the children with their reading at home and helped them make some really good progress.  As a lot of children have already achieved their bronze, silver and gold medals, we will, instead, be trying to achieve sapphire, diamond and platinum badges.  Again, the children will get a tick each time they have read 3 times in a week and had their Reading Records signed.  Then, when they have achieved enough ticks, they will get their next reward.  Go for it Brainy Basilisks, you can do it!

Targets

READING

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can summarise main ideas and key details, using quotations for illustration.

I can retrieve information from different non-fiction sources.

SCIENCE

Forces

I can explain what gravity is and its impact on our lives.

I can identify and explain the effect of air resistance.

I can identify and explain the effect of water resistance.

I can identify and explain the effect of friction.

I can explain how levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a

greater effect.

I can control variables in an enquiry.

I can use the outcome of test results to make predictions and set up a further

comparative fair test.

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly homework will be as follows

Week beginning

 

3.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

10.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

17.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

24.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

1.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

8.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

15.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

With this letter, we are sending home a copy of the words that children need to spell correctly in Years 5 & 6.  Some of these will be send home for the spelling tests but you may want to work through them with your child as they will need to use them in their writing during Year 6.

Water Bottles
Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

PE
This half term PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons

Autumn Term Topic Web: Romans!

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