Dear Parents and Carers
Happy New Year!
As you are probably aware, SATs are around the corner for Year 6 and we still have a considerable amount of work to get through. Maths Booster will begin as an after school club in Spring 2 on Mondays so please keep this in mind. Year 5 are very lucky because they will watch and learn alongside Year 6, continuing to make progress on their own objectives as well as becoming well prepared for the experiences of Year 6! As always, we will give your child the help and support that they will need in order to make as much academic process as possible through quality first teaching, group intervention and one to one teaching. We appreciate your continued support at home with homework, reading and any extra tasks set. Please do feel free to ask for more if required! As the Executive Headship continues, our class supported by myself on Monday and Tuesday mornings and all day Thursday and Friday. With Mrs Wallace and Mrs Childe as a 1:1 Teaching Support assistant. As with the Autumn Term, Ms Randall and Mrs Wallace continue to cover my time out of class. Mrs Wallace will teach Spellings and PSHE on a Monday and Ms Randall covers art, DT, Humanities and Science every Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.
Our theme for this term will be ‘Brilliant Britain, taking a historical journey in the first half term to World War 2 and its effect on Britain. Then during the second half term, our work will take a Geography focus, looking at the UK as a country and our locality – focusing closely on Bewdley and the River Severn. English and foundation subjects will all be linked to this. We will also be visiting Bewdley to complete a Geography and Art field visit during the second half of this term! (Dates and information to follow). During the term, our learning will involve watching a few short clips of the film ‘Dunkirk’, which is a 12A rated film. Please let Miss Farr know via dojo if you would NOT like your child to view this video clips.
The coverage for this topic can be found on the website BRILLIANT BRITAIN page including our . Our class book that created by us teachers for pupils to use during the studymost pupils will be reading and studying is, ‘Once by Morris Glietzman, who will also be our class author. If your child already has this book or would like to buy it, it makes whole class guided reading a lot more fun for them to use their own book!
The Reading Challenge will continue, where children will have an opportunity to win a book at the end of the half term if they complete their challenge grid; the child who reads the most each week will also receive a certificate in Assembly so make sure Reading Records are up to date and signed and encourage your child to read at home as much as possible. Reading Records will be checked every Thursday.
In Music, we will be having Recorder Lessons provided by Severn Arts Music every Wednesday. The Recorders will be kept in school. The children will be finding out about Hinduism during Spring 1 and Judaism in Spring 2 and learning about Electricity in Science with Ms Randall. They will be receiving PE lessons from Lisa Stokes from our Lacon Childe Partnership on Fridays and from myself on Wednesdays. Janene from Dancefest will be back in Spring 2 to teach us dance on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. A breakdown of the timetable for this half term is attached with this letter.
Children may bring their own stationery in a pencil case, which can stay in their desk. They are old enough to be responsible for their own property. As they are the oldest children in the school, I expect them to set a good example to all those younger than them in everything that they do.
Homework will be given on a Tuesday and expected to be completed by Friday. This will be in the same ‘workbook’ with set pages to look at weekly. Please make sure they take good care of this. If you wish to give your child more homework, I highly recommend the CPD book range for SATs revision! Children can continue to use both Prodigy and Purple Mash from home with their given logins.
Don’t forget about this terms POWer Project. Paper copies of this were handed out before the Christmas break. Details can be found on the BRILLIANT BRITAIN section of the website.
Please feel free to come and see me at any time and discuss any queries you might have
I look forward to an exciting year ahead!