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Welcome to Gold Class

Teacher: Miss Noble

We are years 5 and 6

 

 

Remote Learning

 

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.

 

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!

 

Remember to email it in each day to goldhw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk so that I can mark it as we would if you were in class.

 

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

Your weekly timetable.

Literacy

 

Today you need to write out your work from yesterday as a full piece of writing.

 

Maths

 

Today we will be practicing our times tables by completing some halloween maths. 

Friday Afternoon - We are going to look at Halloween around the world and then watch a Halloween film.

Our FUNDA medal winners

Important information

 

PE

In Gold Class, we will have PE on a Monday and Tuesday.

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 be using the story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to complete an integrated unit of narrative texts and non-chronological reports. 
  • Maths - We will be learning about place value and decimals, the four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and 2D and 3D shapes. Times tables will be used a lot this half term so it is necessary that these are practiced at home every day.
  • Science - We will be looking at the unit of living things and their habitats. 

  • Geography - We will spend the autumn term studying South America.

  • Music - The children will be looking at a unit based on the song Happy by Pharrell Williams.

  • PE - This term we will have an outdoor lesson with FUNDA on a Tuesday and have indoor PE on a Monday completing the target games unit. 

  • Art - This half term we will be focusing on different skills needed for art.  

  • RE  - We will be looking at Christianity and focusing on the question, 'Why is it so difficult to do the right thing?'. 

  • Computing - we will be learning about communication in regards to the internet. Focusing on how search engines work and how we are able to get results when we search online. 

  • Online safety - we will be focusing on our self image and identity and privacy and security. 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

Friday 23rd October is fancy dress day. Dress as anything you like - can be Halloween but no scary masks please. 50p donation gratefully received. Thank you.
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