Welcome to Year 5/6!
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Year 5 and 6 Newsletter 2
It’s the middle of half term already!
We have already had a really busy half term, and although things are different, we have tried to give the children as many opportunities as possible. We have already enjoyed our Reading Festival, reading poems for National Poetry Day and have thought about resilience as part of Mental Health Day on October 10th.
Book recommendation of the fortnight
Class 15 have been enjoying reading our class story ’The Goldfish Boy’ by Lisa Thompson. She has also written one of the books on our literature spine for Year 5/6– The Light Jar. We don’t want to give too much away, as we hope that other classes will have the opportunity to read it as well, but so far we are finding the story captivating and mysterious– we have many questions that we want to find the answers to!
By now, your child will have received their password and login details for My Maths, a fun online platform which supports the learning your child is doing in class. Every week, your child's teacher will set work on it that your child can complete, either using a tablet, phone or laptop.
To log in:
They then need to log on using their individual username and password, which should be found in their reading diary.
Spellers of the Fortnight
Spelling is really important and we love to celebrate those children who are working hard with spellings:
Class 14– Jawaad
Class 15– Hafsah
Class 16– Sienna
Class 17– Ansh
Class 18– Safa
Stars of the Fortnight
Class 14– Jawan for being resilient and Mitchell for being aspirational.
Class 15– Eva for being a supportive friend during afternoon lessons.
Class 16– Sandis and Reeba for always making good choices
Class 17– Aiza for being successful
Class 18–Sebastian for aspirational topic work.
Speed and fluency is key for our times tables. You can practise on TTRockstars– can you beat your previous time?
Fastest time in Year 5: Muhammed Zain—1.03 secs
Fastest time in Year 6: Allanah- 0.99 secs
Please ensure your child wears their PE Kit to school on PE days:
Class 14– Thursday and Friday
Class 15– Tuesday and Thursday
Class 16– Tuesday and Thursday
Class 17– Tuesday and Friday
Class 18– Tuesday and Thursday
Please make sure your child brings a labelled water bottle to school each day.
Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child is completing their homework and bringing it back to school.
Helping your child to succeed in the end of Key Stage 2 SATs
There are three English tests:
Reading comprehension - 1 hour
Grammar and Punctuation - 45 minutes
There are three mathematics tests:
Children are tested by being asked to apply their understanding to solve ‘real life’ problems. There is an increasing emphasis on this aspect of mathematics. They should be able to show accuracy, fluency and speed in carrying out calculations and mental agility.
Children will also be tested on:
Science will be teacher assessed with the expectation all pupils will reach the expected standard based on children’s knowledge and understanding of: