Year 5 & 6
Welcome back to the start of a new academic year. What a strange year it has been. We hope you all managed to enjoy the sunshine during the holiday and feel excited for the start of the new term.
We know that home schooling has been a different experience for all of our families and everyone has tackled it in a way that is best for them – which is great. We are starting this new academic year with the understanding that some children completed all the home learning tasks, whilst others have taken a different path; gardening, baking, building, walking, drawing, playing. Both approaches are fine and we have planned and prepared to cater for any gaps and developments. The first few weeks will focus on understanding where all the children are on their learning journey so that we can provide the best support for them all going forward.
We will be working as a team again 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 has a historical focus and will be based on the Anglo Saxons. For more details about each subject please see the topic overview on the website.
For this term, spellings will be given out on Monday and tested the following Monday. Maths homework will be given out by Mrs Smith on Friday to be handed in the following Thursday and English homework will be given out by Mrs Kilius-Smith on Wednesday to be handed in the following Wednesday. We will also be setting some online homework this year for both maths and English. If you feel you are unable to complete homework online please let us know so that we can print a hard copy.
PE will be Wednesday and Friday this year. Please can your children come to school in their P.E. kits on these days to prevent extra bags / items being in school at this time. On cold days they can wear jogging bottoms and add their school jumper over the blue polo shirt.
As always, please can we ask you to encourage as much reading as possible at home. It really is the most effective way to improve learning – across all subjects. Please initial the home school diaries when your child has read at home.
We will be checking the Home School diaries daily so if you have any questions or comments, please add them in the current week and we will respond or acknowledge we have read your message – if we have time in the morning or afternoon we will happily chat then or otherwise we can arrange a mutually convenient time.
Mrs Kilius-Smith & Mrs Smith