Einstein Class (Y5/6)

When Joe Wicks came to Buckminster Primary.
SUMMER 2022 - Mayan Civilisation

Einstein Summer Term 2022 Newsletter

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are already at the summer term! For some of the children it will be their last term at Buckminster Primary before moving on to the next exciting chapter on their education journey.  Before they move on however, they will be completing the SATs in May.  I am very proud of all the children for the hard work they have shown over the last 18 months.  They are all well prepared and ready to show us how amazing they are.  I will be sending more information out nearer the time, but if you have any questions about SATs before that, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Our final topic for this academic year is the Mayan Civilisation, which originates from Central America several thousand years ago.  For more information on this topic click this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zqv6msg or see the knowledge organiser on the class page on the school’s website.

 

Spellings will continue to be given out on Wednesday (by Mrs Parkin) and tested the following Wednesday.  Maths and English homework will continue to be given out by me on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.   The children do know that if they don’t complete their homework they have to do it during Friday break time.  If there is a valid reason as to why they were not able to do their homework please let me know in advance, or if you would like to discuss homework, please get in touch.

 

PE remains on Mondays and Wednesdays, so children should continue to come to school in their PE kits on these days.  They no longer need to bring spare clothes on Mondays as tag rugby has finished.

 

As always, please encourage your children to read as much as possible – their levelled school book (which is read during the school day) as well as other books; comics, novels, non-fiction books – whatever they are interested in.  The more often they read, the better they will do in all their subjects, developing a wider vocabulary and understanding of effective communication – even 15 minutes a day makes a big difference. Please initial your child’s reading record in their home-school diary each day when you have listened to them read.

 

If you have anything you wish to discuss with me, please use the home-school diary, send an email or contact me via the office.  I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Smith

SPRING 2022 - ANCIENT GREECE

Einstein Spring Term 2022 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and the children are rested for the start of the spring term.  Our topic this term is Ancient Greeks. There are many legacies left over from this civilisation and we will be learning about many of them during the term.  (See the school website for more details about each subject.)  This is a fantastic topic and I’m sure the children will enjoy it.

 

This term the Y6 children will be getting ready for the SATs in May.  Lessons will continue as normal with some revision sessions and practice papers to ensure the children are prepared to the best of their abilities.  If you have any questions about SATs, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Spellings will continue to be given out on Wednesday (by Mrs Parkin) and tested the following Wednesday.  And maths and English homework will continue to be given out by me on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.   The children do know that if they don’t complete their homework they have to do it during Friday break time.  If there is a valid reason as to why they were not able to do their homework please let me know in advance, or if you would like to discuss homework, please get in touch.

 

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays, so children should continue to come to school in their PE kits on these days.

 

Please encourage your children to read as much as possible – their levelled school book as well as other books; comics, novels, non-fiction books – whatever they are interested in.  The more often they read, the better they will do in all their subjects, developing a wider vocabulary and understanding of effective communication – even 15 minutes a day makes a big difference. Please initial your child’s reading record in their home-school diary each day when you have listened to them read.

 

If you have anything you wish to discuss with me, please use the home-school diary, send an email or contact me via the office.  I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

 


Kind regards,

Mrs Smith

Autumn Term 2021 - Above & Beyond
 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. We hope you all had a fantastic summer and the children are ready to embark upon a new (and for some their final) year in primary school.  We have high expectations of the children and we are looking for them to display their determination and enthusiasm to excel and develop their learning further, working hard and putting in maximum effort. Equally, we shall be working hard to support and encourage all the children to achieve their potential and thrive in our school environment.

 

We will be working as a team this year.  Mrs Kilius-Smith will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Smith will be teaching on Thursday and Friday.  Our topic this term is a science based topic called ‘Above and Beyond’ and is based on the Earth and its place in the Universe.  This is a fantastic topic and provides lots of scope to teach the children about many different aspects of the curriculum in a fun and interesting way. 

 

For this half term, spellings will be given out on Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.  English homework will be given out on Wednesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday. Maths homework will be given out on Friday to be completed and handed in the following Thursday. As always, if there are any problems completing any of the tasks to be completed at home please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or the office.

 

PE will be Wednesday and Friday and children should come to school in their PE kits on these days.

 

Please encourage your children to read as much as possible – novels, comics, non-fiction – whatever they are interested in.  The more the children read and the more frequently they read, the better they will do in all their subjects, developing a wider vocabulary and understanding of effective communication – just 10 minutes a day makes a big difference. Please remember to initial your child’s reading record in their home-school diary each day.

 

If you have anything you wish to raise with us, please use the home-school diary or contact us via email or the office if it is particularly urgent and we will return your call.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Kilius-Smith & Mrs Smith

 

These are the books we will be reading and basing our learning on (especially reading and writing) during Y5/6