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Teacher: Miss Noble

We are years 5 and 6

 

 

Information for Gold Class September 2021

 

Hello and welcome to Gold Class! smiley

 

 

I am really upset that we cannot will hold our Meet the Teacher evening as normal and absolutely devastated that the moving up afternoons won't be able to take place too. I enjoy these sessions and the chance of getting to know you all and complete different work which I then display for the year for you all to look back on! I am sure we will find time to complete these in the first few days of school in September! I do already know some of you quite well however, and I hope that you are as excited as I am for the start of the new school year!

 

To help me get to know you, it would be great if you could make a poster about yourself for me to read over the holidays ready for September. It could include: what you like and dislike, if you have any siblings, what your favourite subjects are, what you like doing in your spare time and even what your favourite food is! You could hand this poster to me in school or to your teachers for them to pass onto me! I am looking forward to reading them all already! smiley

 

Because we're not able to facilitate transition afternoons and evenings in the usual way, I have prepared some information which may be useful, on the document below. This will tell you the information about school uniform and PE kit, along with setting out rules about homework amongst other important details. I will update this area with the details such as PE days when we are able to plan these. 

 

However, I know this does not give you a true feel for what life in Gold Class will be like and as such, I thought you might enjoy getting to know me through some short videos. Keep your eyes peeled for these later this week...

 

In my class, you will learn that I love to read quotes and share these with you, so I have left some from one of my favourite books for you to read and reflect on below...

 

 

Good Morning Gold Class

 

I know times are difficult again but we must stay positive and stay safe!

 

You have all worked SO hard so far this year and have been making amazing progress, you need to keep up the hard work at home now too! Please make sure you complete the work to the same standard you would if you were in class with me.

The work set will now be uploaded onto the Remote Learning Upper Key Stage Two - Turquoise, Gold and Purple Classes. 

 

Please don't forgot to email me over your work every day so I can check it, mark it and reply to you and see how well you are doing!

I am really looking forward to seeing your work each day and responding to it - although you are having to do it from home, I am still excited to see you learn and progress!

Thank you to those who have already sent me in their work - it really does make me smile, feel very happy and proud of you! 

 The email is goldhw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk 

 

Under the 'Classes' heading on our website, you will find a Remote Learning page with lots of useful links and sites to support learning at home.

 

Stay safe, stay positive and keep in touch - I can't wait to see you again soon!

 

Miss Noble smiley

Class Read 

Online Thesaurus

 

Mrs Sutcliffe has very kindly made a video for us all to use about how to use an online thesaurus as we know not everyone has a thesaurus at home. You know how much we love you to use ambitious vocabulary choices so this should be really helpful for you when doing your English work.

Important information

 

PE

In Gold Class, we will have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday.

 

These are the days that the children can attend school in PE kits. Please make sure the children have appropriate clothing to be doing PE outdoors as one session a week, at least, will be outside. 

Please still have ALL clothing labelled, especially jackets and coats, so items can easily be identified if lost.

 

Homework and spellings:

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings. This will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be brought back into school on a Wednesday.  

 

Learning logs will be given each half term. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that you can choose to do more if you wish. The final deadline for these to be handed in is the last Wednesday of the half term.

 

Spellings will be sent home every week. They need to be learnt for the spelling tests. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts.

 

It is important that all children are learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts. This is very important in years 5 and 6 to support the children with their everyday Maths lessons.

 

Reading

Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day. The children will be able to change their reading books every Monday and Friday morning. 

We expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The children are responsible for making sure their reading records are signed every time they read.

Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others. However, it is important to listen to your child regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home. At the bottom of this page you will find a helpful document to how you can support reading at home. The children are also allowed to read books from home and complete reading quizzes on these too. I am happy for this to happen as long as they are still reading the school books on their level as these levels are given to the children based on an assessment. This then helps them to continue to read books at their level as well as books at home for pleasure.

 

Rising Stars Online Comprehension

An online comprehension will be given out for homework. If your child does not have access to the internet, or if they have difficulties accessing the activity, please let me know.

Details on how to access the comprehension:

my.risingstars-uk.com

user name: Surname First name eg Smith John

Password: Goldcat

Centre ID 319526

 

Important information

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for stud earrings and watches. Girls MUST have their long hair tied up.

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.

 

Our Class Representatives:

School Council Reps: 

Green Team Reps: 

 

Contact Information

Can I please remind you to double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date. Newsletters are on the website and have lots of key information and dates for you. Please make sure you are checking these regularly. 

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Miss Noble.

What are we learning about this half term?

 

On this page you can have a look at what we are doing this term, check out important diary dates and find out important information.

This half term we will be learning: 

  • English - We will start with a short unit on non-chronological reports, which the children will complete by writing a report about animals in the Amazon Rainforest. We will then be completing a unit about legends which we will focus on The Legend of Gelert. 
  • Maths - We will be learning about measurement, geometry, statistics, 2D shape, temperature, mean, algebra and order of operations. 
  • Science - We will be looking at the unit of animals including humans. 

  • Geography - We will spend the spring term studying a unit of the Anglo Saxons, Scots and the Vikings. 

  • Music - The children will be looking at a unit based on the song 'A New Year Carol'. 

  • PE - This term we will have an outdoor lesson with FUNDA on a Thursday and have indoor PE on a Wednesday completing a dance unit.

  • Art - This half term we will be focusing on the unit Dancing People. 

  • RE  - We will be looking at Hinduism and focusing on the question, 'What might Hindu's learn from the stories about the Krishna?'. 

  • Computing - we will be learning about coding. The children will use Scratch to complete this unit, with a focus on the skill of selection. 

  • Online safety - we will be focusing on online reputation, online bullying and online relationships. It would be fantastic if you could discuss the key online safety messages at home as well as discussing with the children what they are learning about in online safety at school. 

 

 

Gold Class long term plan - here is the overview of what we will be learning this academic year.

Supporting Reading at Home

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