REQM Gold Award

 

Our Curriculum - Brilliant Books!

This term our topic is ‘Brilliant Books’ and we will be basing our unit on the story of Robin Hood.

In our topic lessons, we will be spending a number of sessions looking at maps. This will include: Counties and cities in the UK, keys and symbols, compass work and grid references.

Later on in the term, we will move onto thinking about geographical, physical and human features. Land use, hills and mountains, water cycles and settlements will be key areas of the children’s learning.

 

Parental Support

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Homework

Topic Homework

We are trialling a different way of setting topic homework!

Children will have received an A4 sheet which outlines their topic homework for this term.

As it says on the sheet, children need to choose 3 activities from 3 different columns on the table.

These 3 pieces of work will complete their topic homework. As always, we expect the quality and content of the work to be reflective of a full term of work from a Year 5/6 pupil.

We do have a lunchtime club for children who find it challenging to complete topic homework at home. If you feel that this would be beneficial, please come and see one of us.  

Weekly Homework:

Maths homework will be set by your child’s set teacher and will vary from week to week, depending on the learning taking place in school. Literacy/spelling homework should be handed in every Friday in the children’s pink homework books. Each week the children should be writing a minimum of 8 sentences using their spelling words – these words are in the children’s spelling booklets. These sentences should be reflective of your child’s ability and not just basic sentences. Some pupils have been asked to go a little further and write several paragraphs. The aim of this homework is for the children to practice some of the learning taking place in writing lessons.

This could include:

•A range of punctuation

•Connectives

•Experimenting with different openers

•High level vocabulary

•Trying out writing targets

In addition to sentence writing, pupils must complete a spelling activity of their choice in their homework books. Homework is a very important part of the children’s education as it consolidates important learning taking place in school. We appreciate your support with ensuring your children are getting the most out of their learning.

 

PE

All Year 5/6 classes have PE on a TUESDAY. Please ensure your children have their full PE kit.

Photos of the Year 5+6 learning environments and their class charters.