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Notices

 

  • Please make sure children have a coat with them everyday as it getting much colder
  • Children should be wearing winter PE kit

 

Garden Update

Thank you for the generous Y6 garden donations last term. With the money we have bought seed potatoes, a large blueberry plant and a number of sensory plants too (including lemon verbena, apple mint, chocolate mint and strawberry mint). Y6 pupils will get the chance to plant their seed potatoes at the start of spring and go on a hunt to identify the different sensory plants out in the garden. Can't promise there will be blueberries for everyone this year but you never know! 

Thanks again, Mrs Nicholas

 

E-Safety

We have looked at E-Safety in class this week and would like to remind parents that there is more information on the school website within the Wellbeing section. We know how valuable technology can be but also want to ensure our children are safe when using tech online. Children should be aware of the ways of keeping safe online and know what to do if they are unsure. The school has subscribed to Parent Zone, which offers free information and there are links at the bottom of the website homepage.


Reminders for the moment:
Monday - Homework returned to school
Wednesday & Thursday - PE
Thursday - Homework handed out

Please ensure that PE kits are in school every Monday due to clubs, enrichment and PE commitments. They can then be taken home on a Friday for a freshen up!

 

Calendar/ Key dates

  

Tuesday 5th February - Trip to London Zoo

  

School Diary

 

Letters

 

Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 20 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked.  Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to.  Also children may borrow books from the Junior Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

 

Helping your child with reading 

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 2

 

Key words/ Spelling

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week.

 

This week’s spellings:

Words ending in 'ent' and 'ant'.'ance,.'ancy, 'ence' and 'ency' Y6 List
apparent aggressive
equipment committee
extravagant desperate
relevant frequently
confident interrupt
elegant physical
appearance privilege
experience recommend
hindrance signature
difference temperature
vacancy
currency

Look Say Cover Write Check

Ideas to help with spelling

 

SAT Buster Workbooks:

Grammar 

This week's workbook pages : Prepositions p34-35

Punctuation 

This week's workbook pages: Inverted commas p18-19

Spelling

This week's workbook pages:  Words ending in 'ent' and 'ant' p 18 & Words ending in 'ance', 'ancy', 'ence' and 'ency' p 19. 

 

Maths

This week's workbook pages:

Miss Beatty's Group:
Expected Standard: Angles and degrees p45 & worksheet

Higher Score: Worksheets

Mrs Fanshawe's Group: 
Higher Score: Coordinates p46-47

Mrs Flitter's Group: 
Expected standard: Calculating missing angles pack

 

 Times Tables

You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home.

 

Times tables challenge

Maths Curriculum Grid Year 6

  

Creative Home Learning

This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic, Who do you think you are?

Spring Creative Home Learning 

 

Learning this week:

English

Suspense

 

Maths

Geometry - Shape

 

Learning next week: 

English

Suspense

 

Maths

Geometry - Shape/Direction

 

 

Year 6 Spring Learning Tree