Badgers (Years 5/6) 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 5 and 6
Welcome back to a very strange Summer term! I hope you had a lovely half-term holiday. This isn't how we would normally start a new half term but it is lovely to be speaking to you and seeing what you are all up to! Our theme for this half term is 'Adventures'. We are going to start exploring and finding as many adventures as we can, whether at school or at home.
The Badgers page on the 'Home Learning' tab has your resources for this half term and will be updated weekly.
Enjoy your adventures!
Please try to read with your child every day at home and help practise their times tables and spellings. Little and often is usually best.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Reading is a vitally important skill for your child to practise regularly. Now we are in Year 5 and 6, the emphasis when reading at home should be on your child's comprehension and understanding of the text. Reading may be from a fiction book, information text, newspaper or a magazine. I am always interested to find out what you have been reading and your recommendations are gratefully recieved as we encourage children to develop their preferences, interests and enthusiasm. Please try to read at home and question your child's understanding at least 3 times a week.
All children have a yellow homework journal which can be used to suit children's learning styles when practising spelling and times tables. The journal contains the spelling rules we will be learning each week in school and a 'knowledge organiser' for this term's topic. This helps to enable children to gather facts, information and vocabulary which we can then use in school. Knowledge organisers complement our connected approach to our curriculum at Warmingham. These have been developed to provide key facts, information and vocabulary which the children will learn and discuss within their topic sessions. Included in the journal will also be a take away homework grid. This is designed to encourage extracurricular activities linked to the topic. It is expected that children will choose at least one of these tasks to complete each half term. They will then be able to bring the outcome into school on the final week of each half term where we will showcase homework projects in each class.
Another vitally important part of our learning in school is the recall of times tables up to 12 x 12, including the related division facts. There is also a list of words which children should be able to spell by the end of year 6 in order to meet the required standard. We aim for children to accurately spell at least 50% of these by the end of year 5 and 100% by the end of year 6. This list will be sent home in September with children's homework books. We would greatly appreciate your help at home with practising these spellings and times tables.