Staff: Miss Clarke, Miss Lowe, Mrs Stilgoe, Mrs Hewitt and Miss Hooke
Welcome to Kittiwake Class
We have been really proud of how our Year 5 and 6 children have responded to the challenge of lockdown remote learning. They have worked so hard. We have followed our core curriculum for maths and explored fractions, decimals and percentages and how they all link together.
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English and Reading
In English we have focused on extending our inference skills in reading, practising our core spelling, punctuation and grammar skills and writing across different genres with creative stimuli. We really enjoyed Book Week where we focused on the stories Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. We wrote explanation texts and adverts and got creative in designing and making buildings and new inventions. Annabelle created an amazing Hogwarts castle from the Harry Potter books.
As we are sure you know, reading is an essential part of your child’s education. We promote reading for pleasure in the school and expect the children to read every day. Reading is a fantastic way of finding out about our world and how we have responded to different events such as World War Two, migration and climate change.
It would be amazing if you could spend time hearing your child read or indeed read to them. The children have diary style planners to keep themselves organised and which are used as reading records.
The children have worked really hard learning about fractions, decimals and percentages and how they are related. They also spent time using their existing maths skills to solve a range of fun mystery problems.
During lockdown we have had whole school live PE sessions with Mrs Morrell and we have been enjoying Joe Wicks and Cosmic Yoga.
Our class PE days this term are Wednesday with Mrs Gathercole and Fridays with Miss Clarke. If the weather is suitable we intend to be outdoors for both sessions; therefore please ensure your child has the full and correct PE kit on these days.
Outdoor learning will continue as usual on a Thursday afternoon. It is important your child has an appropriate change of clothes – long sleeves and trousers and a change of footwear (wellies would be most suitable).
Class Dojo will continue to be used this year. It is a great space where you can view photos, videos and information about what is happening in Kittiwakes and across the school.
If you require another invitation, please do not hesitate to ask.
A homework menu or homework project ideas list will be given out at the beginning of each half term. Your child will need to complete a minimum of five activities each half term, handing one piece in each week on a Tuesday. There is a homework club available if help or resources are needed.Children will also bring home Maths and English homework each week which will be based on our learning in class as well as spellings to learn.
We will communicate homework via Class Dojo as well as the children making notes in their Homework Diaries.
Please can you ensure that all belongings are named (PE kits, wellies, school uniform, bags, coats etc.)