Welcome to Year 5/6

Our current topic is:  WORLD WAR 2

Please remind your child to do their homework every week.

Homework includes:

  • Maths activity
  • Spellings on our weekly pattern and a spelling strategies sheet
  • General Knowledge quiz

Homework needs to be returned on the following Thursday.

Please come and see us if you have any questions regarding homework. 

Thank you to all our parents who have been so wonderful in monitoring your child's reading at home. We appreciate your support. 

Weekly Updates

  

This week (Ending Friday 24th of January 2020)

Maths: We have found fractions of numbers and shapes. Please encourage your child to use TT Rockstars and Doodle Maths at home to support their maths learning. 

English: We have written a balanced argument on the topic of graffiti. Our reading viper text is an extract from ' The Railway Children' and our SPaG focus is on subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. Please encourage your child to read daily as this will help with their progress. Please remind your child to note down their reading in their reading records. Please sign your child's reading record to allow us to monitor their reading. 

Topic: We have learnt about the events of WW2 and placed them in chronological order.   If you have any books or resources at home relevant to our topic, please send them in. 

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Next week (Beginning Monday, 27th of January 2020). 

Maths: We will be changing mixed numbers into improper fractions. We will also look at multiplying and dividing fractions. Please encourage your child to use TT Rockstars and Doodle Maths at home to support their maths learning. 

English: We will be writing a setting description based on the Blitz. The children will learn to use a range of figurative language: metaphors, similies, onomatopoeia and alliteration. Our reading viper text is an extract from a story about the Blitz and our SPaG focus is on different types of sentences and applying our knowledge of parenthesis. Our spelling focus will be on homophones with ce/se. Please encourage your child to read daily as this will help with their progress. Please remind your child to note down their reading in their reading records. Please sign your child's reading record to allow us to monitor their reading. 

Topic:  We will be investigating how Britain coped with the war by exploring artefacts and other sources. If you have any books or resources at home relevant to our topic, please send them in. 


Homework

Reading: Please read with your child daily. Reading books will be changed weekly. Please remember to sign your child's reading record. 

Spellings: Please practise the weekly spellings using the bingo grid ideas.  You can find helpful resources for spellings  on our English subject page.

Maths: An arithmetic paper will be sent home weekly. All children have access to Maths games using Doodlemaths and TT Rockstars supports rapid recall of multiplication and division number facts.