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Welcome to the Eagles

 

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Welcome to the Eagles

This term we are studying animals, including humans in science; conducting an independent fieldwork enquiry in geography; the significance of some women being given the vote in 1918 in history; and how the Qur'an is vital to Muslims today in RE. In music, we are learning to compose our own lyrics for protest which makes links with our history unit. In English, we are studying Manfish and our whole-class readers are Boy, Everywhere and The Final Year. PE days are Thursday (yoga indoors with Miss Gingell) and Friday (rounders outdoors with Miss Kaplan); please ensure the correct PE uniform for each sport is worn; as the weather gets warmer, a sun hat and sun are advisable. French is taught by Madame Bentley, PSHE by Mrs Leach, computing by Mrs Davies and art/DT by Miss Gingell. 

Homework

20-30 minutes of reading daily (recorded in the reading diary); regular practise on Spelling Shed (minimum of 3 games within the assignment area - takes approx. 5 minutes) - some of which will be tested weekly through dictation; Times Tables Rock Stars 25 minutes per week (a little and often approach is far better than doing it all in one sitting as this aids long-term memory); CGP 10-minute workouts to build confidence and consolidate skills learned in class when set for maths, reading and grammar (up to 30 minutes per week); and any other tasks, as and when required, for example research.

Vocabulary Games

Five free games to enhance and develop your vocabulary are available from Vocabulary Ninja: Synonym Stars, World of Words, Magic Verbs, Sentence Samurai and Vocab Lab. Click here to be taken to the website.

144 Club

In addition to Times Tables Rock Stars, we also have the prestigious '144 Club' that the children are attempting to gain entry to. Each week they have 4 minutes to complete a paper-based multiplication grid consisting of 144 calculations; if successful they will earn themselves a specially-commissioned badge and house token. Not only are children encouraged to complete the grid but also to improve their time each week. Stars are also awarded for children who improve on their previous scores so they are only ever competing with themselves. If your child wishes to practise completing the grid at home, you will find it in the files below.

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Reading Comprehension

Added to the files is a document called 'Questions to Support your Child's Reading' which contains lots of different questions that you can use to prompt discussions about the books they are reading.

Starbooks

To encourage a love of reading, the children in Eagles can earn loyalty stamps for every book they have read. After they have read 6 books, and filled their loyalty cards, they will be entered into a prize draw to win a new book. A winner will be selected at random at the end of each half term.

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Knowledge Organisers

Please see the files below for a knowledge organiser linked to the Year 6 grammar terms that the children need to know. Other knowledge organisers will be added as required which link to the topics being covered each half term (where available). It would be really useful to download and/or print a copy for your child to refer to at home as they help to explain key concepts and topic vocabulary that they need to be familiar with. 

Miss Kaplan - Teacher (CKaplan@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk)

Mrs Nash – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Coles - Teaching Assistant

     

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