This term we will build up to our SATs Exams. The children will be reviewing their earlier learning, gaining confidence in taking tests and review their learning since Yr 3. It is intensive but will help them to prepare.
They have also worked hard on Writing activities and have recently completed a 500 Word Short Story. Some have been entered in the Radio 2 '500 Word' competition and we await news of how they have been judged with great anticipation. The children enjoyed writing stories with a 'twist in the tail' and have polished the skills they built up when writing their 'Epic Citadel' longer stories a few weeks ago.
At present, we are working on a Non-Chronological report on a selected US State. The children have been able to teach me a few things I'd never have guessed about the United States. There are places where it is illegal to sing in the bath!
In PE we are learning how to play Tennis and Basketball whilst in RE we are learning about Judaism. Our ICT studies will be focused upon correcting 'bugs' in Coding whilst in Topic we will be focusing upon the Americas.
In Science we will be studying Magnetism but, to celebrate Science Week on the Week beginning 5th March, we will also be learning how to Christopher Columbus used an Astrolabe to work out his position at sea.
Spelling Homework will be words, drawn by the children themselves, from the Yr5/6 Spelling List. The children are encouraged to identify words they are unable to spell confidently, or those with which they are not familiar. They are also encouraged to develop their own methods of how to remember them.
Please continue to invite your child to discuss their learning and encourage them. Your support is deeply important and very much appreciated by us all at the School. We look forward to seeing you on Parents' Evening.
Our Recommended Spelling Homework Techniques for week beginning 18th September:
Monday: Spelling Steps
See if you can get a word from each word group (ie noun, verb, adjective and adverb)
spelling: Spelling accurately can improve the quality of a piece of writing.
Wednesday: Blue Vowels
Write your words and colour in all vowels in blue.
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