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Unit 4 Summer 1 Newsletter

Home Learning and Supporting the Curriculum at home

We have attached a selection of Knowledge Organisers, for you to use to support your child’s learning at home. They set out clearly what we expect children to learn and remember in that subject. Please use them at home to reinforce and help embed your child’s learning.

Times tables should be practised at least 3 times a week at home.

Reading: Please read for 15 minutes every day – you can now quiz at home on Accelerated Reader.

Your child also has access to Sumdog and Spelling and Math Shed. Weekly spelling sheets will be stuck into your child’s spelling journal; children should practice their spelling in their journals. Additionally, spellings will also be available on TEAMs.

TEAMs: A creative piece of work around Ancient Egyptians and their achievements. Please look at TEAMs for more information. This work will be due by Monday 23rd May 2022.


In school, the children are encouraged to read daily and the use of reading records have helped to encourage the children to do this. They can take quizzes on Accelerated Reader where they can earn points. At the end of the half term, we will be giving certificates to every child who reaches their own individual target. Please support your child in reaching their goal by reading with them at home daily for at least 15 minutes.


This half term we will be doing Cricket and Athletics in our PE lessons.

Kestrels and Eagles PE day is Thursday.

Hawks PE day is Friday.

School Value

This half term, we are learning about Determination, by being more resilient and not giving up when tasks become tricky. This will help us have a growth mindset.

British Value

This half term, in our Class Assemblies and PSHE lessons, we are learning about the British Value of Rule of Law, by understanding how laws are made in our country.

Our Curriculum

Long Enquiries: A Long Enquiry typically lasts five weeks and allows us to teach a subject, such as history, in depth. Clear expectations of what will be learned, is shared with parents and pupils through a Knowledge Organiser.  At the end of the work, we plan to use Enquiry Quizzes on our iPads to see how much each child has remembered.

Our Long Enquiry this term is History where we will be exploring Ancient Egyptians’ achievements and their empire. The Knowledge Organiser for this is attached. Please use it to reinforce and repeat the learning at home.

Short Enquiries : A short enquiry can last anything from 1 – 3 days and adds breadth to our curriculum.

Our Short Enquiry this half term is Art where we will be learning about how art can change the world by exploring artists such as Banksy and Warhol.


This half term in Maths, Year 5 are exploring calculating factors, multiples and prime numbers, angles, and then moving on to fractions. The Year 6 children are looking at problem solving and using their knowledge through reasoning. All the children are going to be using concrete resources, visual images and representations to support them with their learning.


We are starting off the half term by a re-exploring ‘Volcanoes’ by Izzi Howell to allow the children to improve their previous non-chronological report by including all they have learned. For their second piece of writing, the children are going to be focusing on atmospheric writing using videos to support this.

Dates to remember:

Year 6 Civic Award Fair – Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Year 6 Residential – Wednesday 18th–Friday 20th May 2022

Year 6 SATs – Monday 9th–Thursday 12th May 2022

Last day of term - Friday 27th May 2022

School returns for new term - Monday 6th June 2022


Please continue to contact the school office by email or phone 01803 607075 with any questions or queries. There is also lots of useful information, as well as event dates and term dates, on our school website

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Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road

01803 607075