Hardworking Hedgehogs

Spring 1 Newsletter

The Hardworking Hedgehogs!

 Newsletter – Spring 1

 

Happy New Year!  The children have made a really positive start to 2023.  Having tried not to mention the “S” word until Christmas, we will start to prepare more for the SATs this term.  Hopefully you’ve seen the Dojo post to say that there will be a meeting to give you further information about the SATs on Monday 23 January at 5.30pm.

 

Reading

Quite a few children have reached their Sapphire reward and are now working towards their Diamond badge.  It’s so important that your child continues to read at home as they need to continue to build their stamina at reading as well and increase their vocabulary.  Of course we hope that it is also something that can bring them great pleasure!  We would like your child to read at least 4 times per week at home and bring their reading records in to be checked on a Friday.  Each week your child has their reading record signed 4 times, they will get a tick.   These ticks will translate into Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards.  To get the Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards, they will need 10 ticks for each.

 

Online Safety

In this term’s online safety sessions, we will be discussing what an online reputation is and how we can make sure that we are giving a positive view of ourselves online.  We will discuss some real life situations that children may find themselves in and how they could deal with them.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can discuss and recognise how authors use language (including metaphors and similes) and its impact on the reader.

I can predict what might happen from details in the text.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Living things and their habitats

I can describe the life cycle of different living things, e.g. mammal, amphibian, insect bird.

I can describe the differences between different life cycles.

I can describe the process of reproduction in plants.

I can describe the process of reproduction in animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.

 

 

Week beginning

 

9.1

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

 

16.1

Maths – Mathletics

English – Workbook Activity

Reading at home

Spellings

23.1

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

30.1

Maths – Mathletics

English –Workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

6.2

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

13.2

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

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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 Monday and 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, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison and Mrs Mills

 

Autumn 2 Newsletter

The Hardworking Hedgehogs!

 Newsletter – Autumn 2

 

Welcome back.  This is always such an exciting term.  We’ve got lots of fun things planned in the run up to Christmas but lots of work to cover as well!

 

 

Reading

Well done to those children who are getting close to their Sapphire reading award.  Please continue to sign your child’s reading record when they have read.  We would like your child to read at least 4 times per week at home and bring their reading records in to be checked on a Friday.  Each week your child has their reading record signed 4 times, they will get a tick.   These ticks will translate into Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards.  To get the Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards, they will need 10 ticks for each.

 

Online Safety

In this term’s online safety sessions, we will be discussing sharing things online and what the benefits of sharing things online are as well as issues of sharing things online.  We will discuss some real life situations that children may find themselves in and how they could deal with them.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can make comparisons between different texts.

I can deduce the meanings of unknown words.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.

 

 

Week beginning

 

31.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Workbook Activity

Reading at home

Spellings

7.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

14.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Workbook Activity

Reading at home

Spellings

21.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

28.11

Maths – Mathletics

English –Workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

10.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

5.12

Maths – Mathletics

English –Workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

12.12

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

.

 

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 Monday and 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, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison and Mrs Mills

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1 Newsletter

The Hardworking Hedgehogs!

 Newsletter – Autumn 1

 

Welcome to Year 6!  It’s so lovely to see everyone back after the Summer.  It’s a shame we’re not starting off in our classroom but everyone has already made a great start to the year.

 

 

Reading

Children need to bring their books in to school every day and take them home in the evening.  We will be giving the children a reading challenge this year to encourage lots of reading at home.  We would like your child to read at least 4 times per week at home and bring their reading records in to be checked on a Friday.  Some children don’t want to read to an adult so they can read by themselves but we would like you to sign the reading diary each time they read.  Each week your child has their reading record signed 4 times, they will get a tick.   These ticks will translate into Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards.  To get the Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards, they will need 10 ticks for each.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

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

I can retrieve information from different sources.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.

 

 

 

Week beginning

 

5.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Workbook Activity

Reading at home

Spellings

12.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

19.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Workbook Activity

Reading at home

Spellings

26.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

3.10

Maths – Mathletics

English –Workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

10.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

17.10

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

.

 

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 Monday and 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, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison and Mrs Mills