Unit 4 Summer 2 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.
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.
Home Learning: To draw or create a sculpture on a pedestal or a plinth. You can use any materials you want or simply draw one. You can draw yourself, a family member or someone famous! Please bring the home learning into school before Monday 17th July 2023.
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. The link for AR has been posted on Teams and can be accessed at home. 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 swimming.
Kestrels and Hawks PE day is Thursday.
Eagles PE day is Friday.
This half term, we are learning about Determination, by being more resilient and not giving up with tasks when they become tricky. This will help us develop a growth mindset.
British Value—Individual Liberty
Through our work on art, architecture, and sculpture we will be learning about Individual Liberty. In Britain, we have Individual Liberty to make choices, including our choices of the art, architecture, and sculptures we create.
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 Art where we will be exploring a mixture of art, architecture and sculptures by different artists using a variety of materials. The Knowledge Organiser for this is attached. Please use it to reinforce and repeat the learning at home.
This half term in Maths Year 5 are exploring area and perimeter, volume and roman numerals. The Year 6 children are looking at position and movement. 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 exploring ‘Cloud Busting’ by Malorie Blackman, where the children will be writing their own narrative poems.
Dates to remember:
Wednesday 21st-23rd June– Year 6 residential
Monday 10th July– Sports Day (Unit 4 9am-10:30am)
Wednesday 12th July- Year 6 Civic Award Presentation at Cuthbert Mayne– 4:30pm
Thursday 13th July– Year 6 production– afternoon and evening performances
Friday 14th July– Summer Fair– 3:15pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 26th July– Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly– 2:15pm
Wednesday 26th July– Last Day of Term
Please continue to contact the school office by email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 https://www.preston.torbay.sch.uk/