Great White Sharks
Welcome to year 5/6 - the great white shark class
This year the class will be primarily taught by Mrs Worsley. Mrs Gerrard will be helping with Maths groups, and teaching the class on Thursday and Friday afternoons, while Miss Baldwin will support the children in class. This term, PE lessons will be on a Friday afternoon.
Maths and English homework will be set on-line on the Teams site. There will be a range of activities to complete, linked to the learning taking place in class. New spellings will be set every week and will be tested on a weekly basis as we develop our understanding of different spelling rules. A range of on-line games can be used at home to develop the children's spelling and arithmetic skills through the use of TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed.
We read frequently throughout the week, whether it is individually, shared reading or in a guided reading group. So reading for at least 10/15 minutes every day would be very beneficial. Books can be changed in school any day of the week. All children must complete an 'Accelerated Reader' quiz after they have read each book. We can't wait to see who will be our first reading millionaire this year!
Children will be given a loyalty card and a choice of authors to choose from (These will be updated each term). When they have finished the book and completed a successful (80%+) AR quiz, they will receive a stamp on their loyalty card. When they have 10 stamps, they will receive a prize.
Note - This reading challenge is optional. If your child would like to read books by different authors from the list, that is absolutely fine. It is just to try to encourage children to read a range of text types and to try different authors.
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are always happy to help.