Welcome to year 5/6!
I am excited to be part of the year 5/6 team this year.
In our class, we have Mrs Lenham and Mrs Dawson.
The children wrote letters about the conservation of sea turtles to the Mayor of Belper and Belper MP. We are excited to say that both have replied! The mayor was so impressed and persuaded by their writing that she is donating £100 to the sea turtle charity! Well done year 5/6!
We have been so busy the last 2 weeks, settling back in, chatting with each other and getting on with our normal lessons. The highlight of this week was definitely PSHE. You all looked brilliant in your costumes and there was a huge mix of who your heroes are: some were authors, book characters, film or TV stars, football players, ninjas, game characters, made up heroes and parents! A great effort for raising money - well done! We made some great Comic Book Words Pop Art, which are on display in the classroom - they took a lot of patience and perseverance too.
We have also discussed situations online and what our responsibilities are when communicating on social media or game platforms. We also looked at our responsibilities at home, which led onto a tangent of talking about job responsibilities. So feet up parents, the children will give you a weekend off of chores - well I tried anyway!
One more week until we break up for Easter. A superb start back everyone - I am very proud of you all :)
Homework - please remember to check Teams on what to do and login to EdShed. I have set a maths homework based on what we have been doing in class and then please explore the site to see what games you can play and design your avatar!
Arrive: 8:55-9:05 - via the car park gate
Pick up: 3:05pm
Only pencil cases, school book, diary, named water bottle and lunch boxes are permitted in school. Children may bring in their own sanitiser if they wish to. Nothing else to be bought in from home.
Please find below the timetable for this half term (timings are approximate and it is subject to change depending on special days, weeks and assessments etc...):
PE is on a Thursday afternoon. Children are to come into school wearing their PE kit.
Plain joggers or leggings, navy blue or white T-shirt, a plain hoodie/jacket and trainers will be needed - please note we will be doing PE outside so pumps are not appropriate.
Homework will be set on Teams each week. A new piece of homework will be released on Wednesday and the deadline will be the following Thursday.
Homework will be based primarily on EdShed, which is set up to match our maths and spelling curriculum. The children will normally be set a maths and a spelling activity and occasionally a reading comprehension task will be up on teams instead of spelling.
As well as this, you are free to go on EdShed whenever and play whichever games you like. I recommend doing 15-30 minutes 2-3 times a week to keep up on various skills and earn those honey pots of course!
Spellings - will mainly be on EdShed however, some words may be written in your child's diary - please encourage them to practise these words.
Reading - If your child reads 20 times in a half term, they will receive a certificate and a FREE book!
Reading has to be recorded in their diaries and needs to be signed by an adult every week.
Diaries will be checked every Friday.
X tables - the school continues to pay for TTRockstars: please encourage your children to play regularly to increase their fluency in all the times tables. X tables can also be played on EdShed too in a variety of games and you earn honeypots!
We are so looking forward to welcoming you back into school once again after lock down. We are incredibly proud of your work, efforts and resilience with your remote learning and how you have taken on the control of your learning and motivation. We'll done to you!
We will be having a lovely welcome back day and then back into normal timetable routine.
Let's excel at and enjoy the last term (and a bit) of the year and the last part of the journey for the wonderful year 6's, as they get ready for year 7 in September!
Mrs Lenham has joined our class for the last part of the year and she is really looking forward to working with you all and getting to know you. I have already told her how fantastic you all are and how lucky we are to have such a great bunch in year 5/6.
See you very soon!
Mrs North, Mrs Dawson and Mrs Lenham.