Penguin Year 5/6 2018 - 2019

Welcome to Penguin Class

The Team

Class Teacher: Mr Gill

Associate Teacher: Mr Harper

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stenton, Miss Whyte

About Y5/6

Educational visits

We enrich our curriculum by arranging the following:

A 5 day residential visit to Oaklands Outdoor Education Centre.

Visits to our parish church Holy Apostles and Martyrs.

Art days at our feeder school St. Mary's Catholic College.

Visits to our local theatre the Floral Pavillion.

Reminders

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.

Please label ALL clothing and belongings.

Physical Education (PE)

Our P.E day is Thursday, please ensure your child has the appropriate kit on these days. All children should have a white t-shirt, black/navy shorts and black pumps. For health and safety reasons, children cannot wear jewellery for PE, so all children need to either be able to remove their earrings or they should be removed in the morning before school.

Homework

English and Maths homework will be sent out on Wednesday and returned by the following Tuesday. It is used to consolidate your child’s learning from that week. Please allow and encourage your child to attempt their homework independently before supporting them if required.

 

Mathletics

Your child may be given homework on the online mathletics platform. We have demonstrated how to get to the work in class, and have provided each child with login details. The login page can be accessed by following this link.

If the link does not work, please copy and paste the below website into your browser's address bar.

http://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

Times Tables

Children are expected to know all of their tables up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts by the end of Year 4. Please ensure that the children keep their recall skills sharp.

Reading

The children are expected to read independently at home on a regular basis (10 minutes per night). They should keep a record in their diary of what they have read. Please listen to them read out loud once a week and record this in their diary. Discuss any vocabulary that they are not sure of.

Spellings

Children need to be able to read and spell all of the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spellings. They also need to learn any spelling patterns and rules that are taught in class and then sent home.

Parent/Carer Curriculum Information

Attached are overviews with more information about what your child will be learning in each curriculum area during each term. We cover a variety of exciting topics throughout the year and may ask your child to bring in items from home to support these

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Y5/6G Assembly, by Mrs Wellens