Welcome to Year 5 & 6  

We are made up of 30 pupils and our teacher Mr Mark White with support from Mrs Gadhok every morning. 

Extra copies of the spellings crossword can be found in the classroom.

Extra copies of the Blood Heart homework activities are here.

** PE will be every Tuesday and Thursday.

Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit for the day **

Homework: This term, children should re-engage themselves with DoodleMaths every day for the ‘little and often’ approach by completing their daily tasks. Additionally to this, there are options for children to access maths games via the DoodleMaths app to earn stars, challenge friends and develop their avatar.

DoodleTables should also be revisited regularly in line with this term’s Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) target for Years 5 and 6 this half term (found below).

Spellings and Handwriting are also a key focus this term and children should regularly practise their spelling rules and complete challenges set on Purple Mash, such as spelling quizzes. Finally, there will be a range of topic relate tasks for children to enjoy by completing one each week while. 

Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS)

 

Padlet: Our class padlet, for book reviews, can be accessed here – please add whenever you finish a book you’d like to share with everyone in our class. 

 

Maths: Children should carry out a Doodlemaths ‘a day’ task every day and there are also a range of great maths games on the app (not on the web version).

 

Children should continually practise their times tables at home using Doodletables as well as other sites such as  Top Marks, who also Additionally, they also have a smartphone app called ‘Hit the Button’ (at a cost of £2.99) which I highly recommend to support mental times table strategies.

 

SATs: You can find a list of recommended texts here to further support your child. Miss Roberts and I are particularly fond of the 10-minute ‘SAT Buster’ books – a quick and easy to use tool to build confidence and speed in your child’s thinking.

How you can help your child at home this term: 

  • Reading – Predict events and their effects at different points throughout a narrative. Spend time looking at key words and author decisions. 

  • Writing - Collect ideas and vocabulary from reading to bring and use in a meaningful way to writing 

  • Maths - Quick recall of multiplication facts to 12 x 12 and corresponding division facts 

 

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