Welcome back for your final year at primary school! Let's make it a good one...
Welcome back! We hope your child had a fantastic summer break and that they are looking forward to all the things we have planned for them this year.
If you need to send any homework to the class please use the following email address:
Hello from Mrs Watts...
Start of the Day Please escort your child to the playground by 8:55, where they will be collected by their teacher. Please do not wait on the patio.
End of Day KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual but KS2 children are expected to be responsible for coming to you. An adult will be about to make sure everyone is collected. Please do come up to the patio rather than waiting outside the fence or in your car as we need to be able to see that children are leaving with the correct adult. If you want your child to leave the premises unaccompanied please put this in writing for us. If someone else is picking up your child you must tell us, call school as soon as you can or send a note.
Please provide a named water bottle with a sports cap (so we don’t have any spillages) so your child can have a drink throughout the day. If you would like to purchase one from school, these can be bought from the office for £1.
Your child will be given maths and English homework workbooks to complete each week— these will be given out after the welcome meeting so that we can explain them in more detail.
What your child will be learning about in each subject this half term:
SCIENCE – Earth in Space; Light and Sight
I.C.T. – Powerpoint presentations and E-safety
P.E. Willow - Invasion games Apple - Swimming
RE – Why do Muslims, Christians and Hindus see life as a journey?
PHSCE – Journeys
ART: Pattern, print, 3D mouldable materials, life and work of Van Gigh
ENGLISH— We are focusing on writing, editing and re-drafting our work. How can I make my writing even better?
MATHS— Fractions, Measures, Geometry, Algebra, Ratio
A core skill across all subject areas is the ability to reason and explain our thinking using evidence.
PE kit- Please make sure your child has full P.E kit the whole week as PE will be on a variety of days. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – white or house colour plain T-shirt, blue/black shorts, blue/black tracksuit and trainers are essential items. If your child has a medical reason for not participating in PE, you must send a note in. As you can imagine, we do get children saying they are not allowed to do PE! It is impossible for us to know who is genuinely unable without your note.
Water bottles should be supplied and it is requested that the children only bring water in them.
Please ask your children about any communication they may have for you, letters sometimes need to be signed and returned by a certain time. Failure to do so could result in your child missing out on an opportunity.
Please make sure that your child's name is in all items of clothing. This needs to be clearly marked and easy to identify.
School agreements have been signed and the children will be asked to replace any property that is damaged or lost due to negligence.
Please make sure your child has their hair tied back if it is long enough to do so and they have a warm all weather jacket to wear.
Please also be reminded of a few essentials:
If you would like your child to leave the premises unaccompanied and to walk home alone, please put this in writing for us.
Mobile phones must only be brought into school if absolutely necessary (e.g. if walking home alone) and should be kept in the teacher’s cupboard throughout the school day.
Uniform please ensure all items of uniform are clearly labelled with your child's name; it is sensible to check that names are still visible after a few washes.
PE is timetabled for Tuesday and Wednesday, but please ensure your child brings full PE kit to school on Monday and takes it home on a Friday, in case of timetable changes. Please make sure earrings are removed on PE days, or provide children with plasters to cover their ears.
Essential Internet safety.
Brush up on your typing skills!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/shapes/read/1/ find out about shapes and their properties here.
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/3d/index.htm This is an excellent way to find out about 3d shapes. You can look at the shape, find out about its properties and find out what the net looks like.
Learn about finding the perimeter and area of shapes.
Use this web site to practise looking at numbers when you multiply or divide by 10, 100, 1000.
This is brilliant for understanding hopping between decimal numbers. You can see the hops and an explanation of the size of these hops too.
Use this to fully understand the order and size of numbers.
Use this site to become more familiar with the size of fractions, and to find equivalents.
Excellent geography pages.
Complete this with your parents. How many planets would we need if everyone in the world lived your lifestyle?