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Eagle Owls (Year 5/6)

Welcome to Eagle Owls!

Year 5/6

Happy New Year! We are already into the new term and our curriculum is as follows:

Maths          Problem solving, shapes and measures including telling the time with 24 hour

                    clock, finding area & perimeter, Roman Numerals, formal methods for + -

                    x ÷ 

English         Explanation, persuasion, story writing, poetry, plays; spelling, grammar and 

                    handwriting

Science        Earth & Space, Human Health

Computing    Coding

RE                Hinduism and Easter

PHSE           Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me

Humanities   UK cities & counties, European countries & atlas work

Art               Stained glass windows (Greek style), pots, Greek  masks

DT                Pottery

Music           Songs to accompany a performance

PE            Gymnastics, Dance

 

Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays but as usual, PE kit should be in every day for those ‘just in case’ moments. No jewellery is to be worn for PE and all long hair should be tied back – both for safety reasons. For the times when we can go outside, shoes suitable for running in are very useful.

 

Please continue to check your child’s book bag daily for letters and other pieces of information.

 

Homework continues to be given on Monday to be handed in on Thursday; thank you to those of you who play a part in helping your child with this. Regular practice on times tables is essential, even if your child thinks s/he knows them. Some children still need to work on these.

 

The children are mostly keeping good records of what they have read and several children are practising spellings. The more you can encourage wider reading, the better.

 

Some additional time will be given to Reading, Maths and Grammar papers, particularly for Year 6, as we need to be preparing for our ‘National Showing Off’ week in May.

 

Again, thank you for your support in the time you spend on the ‘over and above’ - it all helps.

 

Yours sincerely,

C. Stirling

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