Class 5 children will have two sessions of PE a week. This term one will take place on a Friday morning through an external provider Year 5 will be having fencing and year 6 will have archery. The other session will take place on a Wednesday morning with Craig. Children may take their PE kits home with them on a Friday but they need to be returned with them on a Monday ready for the week ahead.
If your child does not have their PE kit in school they will have to use a spare kit from the PE kit box. They will not be allowed to borrow another child's kit. If your child does not have a kit in school a note will be put in their reading diary, if they continue to forget their kit a text message will be sent home. After this it is a phone call home and then if this continues a letter will be sent home.
Reading records should be in school every day. They are used to send messages home and if you want to send any messages to school. You are expected to comment on how your child has read at least three times a week (remember it doesn't just have to be about a school book) this allows the child a chance to discuss the book; its themes, features and language, all of which are important for your child's comprehension and literacy skills.
Children are listened to at least once a week in school and this will be signed off by an adult in their reading records. If your child forgets their reading record once they will be reminded to bring this to school the next day, if this continues a text message will be sent and then this will be followed by a phone call and then a letter home.
5 have been using our ‘Reading Vipers’ during their weekly book study lessons
and guided reading. The reading vipers
have had a massive impact on developing language, comprehension and inference
skills. Attached to the website are key questions that can be asked to the
children whilst they are reading at home. This will give you the chance to see
the type of questions that they are asked during lessons and assessment
After the success of the Spell Bee scheme last year Class 5 will be continuing to use the scheme this year. Your child will be taught with their year group every Monday morning. You child will learn a rule and will be expected to use the rules that they have learnt in all of their written work.
Every Monday your child will be given a spelling bookmark, that you will find in their reading diary, that practises the rule. The words on the bookmark will be directly from their words on the spelling bee card. Your child will be tested on the rule the following week however it must be reminded that we will be testing your child's knowledge of the rule not a list of words. Additional words may be added by the teacher to assess your child's understanding.
In addition your child can practise the rule (not the word) using the Spelling Frame website as often as they can to embed the rules fort their year group
Attached to the website page is a list of spelling for your child's year group that they will learn across the term. Again please be aware this is not a comprehensive list your child will be learning a spelling rule not a list of words.
Year 6 children will receive two pieces of homework every Friday. One will be Maths based and the other will be punctuation and grammar based.
Year 5 children will receive one piece of homework every Friday. It will alternate weekly between a Maths based activity or a punctuation and grammar activity.
If your child fails to bring their weekly homework in by the following Wednesday then they will lose their golden time. During whole school golden time your child will be asked to complete their homework whilst being supervised by a member of the senior leadership team.
Please allow your child the opportunity to complete their homework independently and take responsibility for their work (remember your child will face the consequences not you). If they are unsure or struggling give them help but please don't do the homework for them. If you're at a complete loss send your child in on the following Monday with their homework where I will support and complete it with them. I recommend 20-30 minutes to complete homework to give your child a healthy work/life balance.
In addition your child will receive a cross curricular choice board each half term. After receiving feedback from last year we have decided to make the grid optional. The homework grid will be made up of eight activities and will link to what the children are learning in class. Anyone that chooses to complete any of the homework grid will receive two merits for every piece. All homework (weekly and grid) must be presented in your child's homework book.
Seesaw is an interactive platform where your child will be able to share their work. It will be used in all subjects from problem solving in Maths to Yoga in PE. We invite you to set up your very own parents' account where you can receive notifications when your child or Miss Andrew has uploaded a piece of work. You will be able to like and comment on your child's work which will add to the great sense of achievement that the children feel when using the app. Any questions about Seesaw and how it works please feel free to pop in and see Miss Andrew.
This year we have introduced a new rewards scheme. Whilst marbles are still available to earn for your child's team, your child has the opportunity to gain a reward for them. Your child will own an individual merit chart (a bit like the sticker chart they will have had in key stage 1) where they will gain merits for trying hard, going above and beyond in class and around school, kindness, listening carefully and following school rules. In addition for any piece of homework they complete on the grid your child will receive an additional two merits. Your child will work towards gaining awards that have been outlined for you below:
Bronze award-50 merits
Silver award- 100 merits
Gold award-150 merits
Platinum award-200 merits
Your child's success will be celebrated with a certificate of achievement that will be presented to them in one of our assemblies. Good luck Class 5.
How to help your child
Please find a range of websites available to help your child further at home.
www.spellingframe.co.uk interactive spelling rule practise
www.mathsframe.co.uk interactive games to practise key skills
www.topmarks.co.uk variety of maths and grammar based resources and games
www.mathsrockx.com times tables app
As you may know booster sessions are offered for all children in year 6 to prepare them to sit they end of Key Stage 2 SATs. After a long discussion with Mrs Roberts we have decided to make some changes this year to how the sessions will work and offer the greatest support to your child.
Historically, these sessions have been labelled as 'compulsory' and where we would encourage all children to attend we understand there are external factors and factors from your child themselves that may prevent this. Therefore the booster sessions for your child will be OPTIONAL. The decision to attend these sessions has to come from your child and from you however I would encourage them to come along to them all.
Monday at 8:30 am-Reading
Wednesday at 8:30 am-SPAG
Friday at 8:30 am-Maths
Please be aware whilst this may not seem like a lot at present we are doing this with your child's best interest. Too many sessions can have just as much of a negative effect as it can positive. As the spring term progresses and we introduce the summer term after the Easter break additional sessions after school will be offered. We have decided to scrap lunch time booster as it is important for your child to have a break.
During our optional booster sessions your child will be taking part in practical, investigative activities to enhance their learning, address misconceptions and boost their skills further. Your child will not attend these sessions and be faced with an old SATS paper. With that being said your child will have an opportunity later in the spring or early summer term to sit a SATS style week so they will be prepared to see how it takes place and what will happen.
Year 6 parents whilst there are many websites available that publish old SAT's papers we would ask that you leave those for us to practise in class during booster sessions. Please do have a look and make yourself familiar but please refrain from testing your child at home. Thank you.
Daresbury Primary School Curriculum Map 2018 Year 5
Daresbury Primary School Curriculum Map 2018 Year 6
Autum Homework Grid
Spelling Bee Record Card YR5 Spring Term.pdf
Spelling Bee Record Card YR6 Spring Term.pdf
Superhero Practice Book
Times Table Challenge 2x 5x 10x Division - Workling from home
Times Table Challenge 2x 5x 10x Multiplication - Workling from home
Times Table Challenge 3x 4x 6x Division - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge 3x 4x 6x Multiplication - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge 7x 8x 9x Division - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge 7x 8x 9x Multiplication - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge 8x 11x 12x Division - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge 8x 11x 12x Multiplication - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge Mixed Division - Working at Home
Times Table Challenge Mixed Multiplication - Working at Home