Summer 1 Newsletter

 

The Galactic Gang!

 Newsletter – Summer I

 

Welcome back to what we hope will be a more straightforward term. 

 

We would usually be expecting to do the SATs this term so it’s great that we can spend this time consolidating the work from this year and going over anything that the children have found difficult or did during lockdown.

 

This term, we will be joined by Miss Jervis who is from Sheffield Hallam University. She will be teaching during this half term and has got some exciting work planned for the children.  We will still be around to work with the children and support with planning and teaching.

 

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can predict what happens from details in the text.

I can independently work out the meaning of words from the context.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Earth and Space

I can describe and explain the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun.

I can describe and explain the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.

I can explain and demonstrate how night and day are created.

I can describe the Sun, Earth and Moon (using the term spherical).

I can compare the time of day at different places on Earth.

I can plan different types of scientific enquiry.

I can measure accurately and precisely using a range of equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.  Your child’s homework booklets will, for the foreseeable future, stay at home. Please take good care of these, however if you should require a replacement then another booklet can be purchased from the office. We ask that you please upload a photo of your child’s homework to the Teams assignment by 9am on a Wednesday morning which is the hand in date. On a Thursday or Friday, we will release the answers so that the homework can be self-marked at home.

 

 

Week beginning

 

19.4

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Reading at home

Spellings

26.4

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

3.5

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

10.5

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

17.5

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

24.5

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be put on Teams on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  The expectation is that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

 

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Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

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

 

This half term, PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin and Miss Parsons

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Day

We had the most fabulous day for our Christmas Enterprise activity.  The children chose to have a Winter Wonderland Day.  In the morning, we made Christmas crafts, had "skiing slalom races" and of course a snowball fight!  We then enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner and relaxed in the afternoon watching Home Alone.

A very well organised day Year 6! 

Autumn 2 Newsletter

 

The Galactic Gang!

 Newsletter – Autumn II

 

Welcome back to what is set to be a challenging term.

 

This term we are going to try to use Microsoft Teams a bit more to give us some different options in case we need to learn from home again. Please make sure you can log on to Teams at home; we will show the children how to do it in school again.  If you need another copy of your login or password, please contact the school office.  Over the term, we will have some class meetings and story times and start to put some homework onto Teams.  It’s certainly going to be a steep learning curve for all of us so please bear with us if it doesn’t always go according to plan!

 

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can predict what happens from details in the text.

I can independently work out the meaning of words from the context.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Light

I can explain how light travels.

I can explain and demonstrate how we see objects.

I can explain why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them.

I can explain how simple optical instruments work, e.g. periscope, telescope, binoculars, mirror, magnifying glass etc.

I can read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary accurately.

I can report findings from enquiries in a range of ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.  Your child’s homework booklets will, for the foreseeable future, stay at home. Please take good care of these, however if you should require a replacement then another booklet can be purchased from the office. We ask that you please upload a photo of your child’s homework to the DOJO activity box by 9am on a Wednesday morning which is the hand in date. On a Thursday or Friday, we will release the answers so that the homework can be self-marked at home.

 

Week beginning

 

2.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Reading at home

Spellings

9.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

16.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

23.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

30.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

7.12

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

13.12

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be handed out or put on Teams on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  The expectation is that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

 

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Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

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

 

This half term, PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin and Miss Parsons