Welcome to the Eagles
What we are learning this term:
Over the course of the summer term, we are learning: about the changing role of women in history; about rivers in geography which will link to our residential trip to Malham in June; to research, plan and make a three-course meal in DT; and about Health and Wellbeing in PSHE. During the first half term, we will continue to learn about 'Animals including humans' in science; will study what matters most to humanists and Christians in RE; and in English, continue to write for a range of purposes linked to different stimuli as part of our ongoing assessments which form part of their final SATs results that are submitted at the end of June.
Please refer to the Knowledge Organisers in the files below to get a flavour of the topics being taught (not every subject has one).
20-30 minutes (minimum) of reading daily (to be recorded in the diary and signed at the end of each week by a grown up); regular practise on Spelling Shed (minimum of 3 games) - these will be tested weekly; Times Tables Rock Stars 5 minutes daily; plus CGP 10-minute workouts when set (reading, grammar, and maths) as well as other tasks as and when required, including Purple Mash.
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.
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.
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. In KS2, we use the acronym VIPERS to refer to each of the comprehension domains: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise. By asking these types of questions, you will be supporting the teaching and learning taking place in school.
Epic! Books for Kids
We have signed up to Epic! Books for Kids which provides a wide range of digital books for free. Click here to login using the Class Code naz1872 and begin reading books linked to our topics.
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.
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. 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) - Monday to Thursday
Miss Gingell - Teacher (CGingell@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk) - PE and Friday
Mrs Nash – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Coles - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Wood - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Adair - Teaching Assistant