Home learning tasks will be set on a Monday, and are due in on the following Monday. This may take a variety of forms, depending on your child's class, individual needs, and their current area of learning. Spellings are set weekly; each child has 10 words to practise at home as well as spelling sentences; these are all based on the National Curriculum word bank, and we appreciate your support in practising these at home. In addition to this, it is vital that your child is reading daily, and that reading records are signed at least three times weekly and seen in school on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Secondary School Placements
As you may be aware, you can start applying for secondary school placements within the community and surrounding areas as of the 12th September. We would highly recommend you do this sooner than later, as the closing date for applications is the 15th January 2020. Offers will be made on the 16th April 2020, with a deadline for parents of the 30th April 2020 to accept or decline the offer.
We have already scheduled a class visit to Whitworth Park School on the 17th September.
PE lessons will be held on a Monday and Friday afternoons. PE kit should consist of: black shorts, trainers and a change of top (a school t-shirt in house colours).
This term is jam-packed full of exciting historical and geographical topic-based learning, where pupils will be diving deep into the past investigating human and natural disasters from around the world.
Our expedition will place us right at the heart of several natural and human disasters; from the destructive effects of Pompeii in 79 A.D, to the last major epidemic of the Bubonic Plague in London in 1665 and whether or not The Great Fire of London was a blessing for those suffering. From here, we will unearth the truths around the harrowing experiences suffered by many during the Titanic disaster in 1912, the Holocaust in the 1940’s and finally The Chernobyl Disaster in 1986.
We are very excited about this topic and all of the interesting lessons relating to all of the events and how they unfolded and changed the world. Our main texts this term will be The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne; which depict the lives and perspectives of varying characters during one of the aforementioned catastrophic events. It’s going to be a topic bursting and the seams, but something which is captivating and compelling.
Find below the “Maths KS2 SATs Buster”. Choose a specific topic to target a weakness or a past paper for mixed revision. All files can be printed out or streamed. Use the YouTube videos for helpful hints and the answers.