Class 4 Information for september
Each week, the class gathers together to share the children’s homework; everyone enjoys seeing the wonderful tasks and projects that have been undertaken.
In Year 5/6, children receive:
A Maths Task
A Writing Task
A Topic Task
Times Tables Practice
Homework given out: Friday
Homework due in: Wednesday
Each week (usually Thursday), children are tested on their spellings and given new ones. Their spellings are appropriate to their current level of need, and may include:
Words from the National Curriculum Y5/6 Spelling List
High Frequency Words
Commonly misspelled words
Your child will take part in daily Reading Group activities in class. This will include research tasks, discussion tasks, shared-text tasks and comprehension tasks. It is also recommended that children read at home regularly; four or more ‘home-reads’ a week earns your child a house point each Friday.
Now that your child is one of the oldest in the school, they are expected to develop responsibility, independence and self-reliance. One of the ways this is encouraged is through special roles, such as:
Reception child buddy
Set-up duties (for assemblies etc)
Giving visitors guided tours of the school
We very much welcome any parents who would like to help in our class. Listening to readers, helping on trips, or enriching the curriculum by offering your own specific skills and talents; just a few of the ways you could help.
PE will take place on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Williams. Your child will need:
T shirt (named)
Shorts / trousers (named)
Jewellery needs to be removed for PE. If earrings are unable to be removed, please provide medical tape for your child to cover them up.
Each year, Year Six get the opportunity to visit the Isle of Wight for five days. This is a fantastic, action-packed experience, which takes place in early October. Information about the trip is distributed partway through Year Five.
Children no longer sit ‘optional SAT papers’ at the end of Year Five. Instead, Miss Goldsmith will make a ‘teacher assessment’ based on bookwork and general observations:
Working Towards Age Related Expectations
Working at Age Related Expectations
Working Above Age Related Expectations
At the end of Year Six, children sit the following SAT papers:
Mathematics (three papers)
Reading (one paper)
SPAG (one ‘Spelling’ paper, one ‘Punctuation and Grammar’ paper)
11+ tests are designed to be ‘untutorable’ to ensure fairness for all children sitting them. For that reason, and because they take place so early in Year Five, Tibberton does not provide specific tutoring. The 11+ exam is an optional extra that parents can opt into.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about anything, feel free to come and speak to me before or after school.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.