Welcome! We are Sika Class and we are Y5 and Y6 pupils
Sika class is taught by Mrs Pinnegar
Welcome back to another exciting term! We have a very busy term to look forward to and our topic theme will include learning about our local area, Islam (and Islamic art work), fractions and examining biographies about famous artists, scientists and athletes. Please see our class curriculum overview for further information. We will also be busy rehearsing for the Easter Service next term, please look out for further information in Term 4. Please make sure you keep up to date with the news and events by reading emails, notes at the bottom of homework and making regular visits to the school website.
Homework in Sika Class is set weekly. It will be sent home every Friday and to be handed in the following Thursday. Further information about homework can be found inside your child’s reading diary and homework exercise book.
Reading – Children should read, with an adult, at least 2 pages of their reading book per day. Please record their progress within the reading diary each day to enable your child to earn their reading awards. Inside the reading diary are a list of books we recommend the children should read to increase their reading and writing quality. You will also find a list of questions to ask your child after each reading session.
Maths – The children will be given a variety of online activities, games, practical activies and worksheets to reinforce their learning. A particulary helpful and fun website is https://www.mathsisfun.com/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 . All maths homework should be completed using a standard writing pencil and ruler.
Writing – Children are expected to complete their writing homework activities independently after a discussion about what they need to achieve. However please encourage children to spell the High Frequency Words correctly (a list can be found on the inside of the homework book). We do like the children to challenge themselves to use higher level vocabulary learned within class and through reading. Work should be completed using handwriting pen or pencil.
Spellings – The children will receive spelling lists each Monday and will learn them each morning as part of their Early Morning Tasks. They will be tested each Friday. We use a ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ system.
Topic – Occasionally topic homework will be sent home which will incorporate a variety of the children’s skills. As a result of this, the children will be given extra time. Further information will follow in due course.
Pupils will need to have their PE kit in school at all times. This is to ensure that it is available to change into when needed. For this term we will be running PE on a Friday. Now that we are able to operate under normal circumstances, our KS2 children should be wearing proper uniform in their lessons, other than PE. When the sunshine disappears and the rain comes, which it will, our KS2 children will be all together smarter, drier and much more comfortable learning in their everyday uniform than sitting in soggy PE kit – a problem that many faced last year. If the children need to take home their trainers for out of school sport, they are very welcome to but of course, must bring their trainers back into school on PE days.
The children need to have red shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a plain white T.Shirt and trainers. As the weather becomes cooler, the children may also need a plain red sweater or the school hoodie. If possible, please can the children also have a change of socks for P.E. As always please ensure all clothing including socks are labelled. You would be surprised where clothes can end up, no matter how careful we all seem to be! If children do not have P.E kit, they will be provided with spare kit where possible or given learning to complete in another class.
Children are allowed to bring bottles to school (please also ensure they are labelled). During the day the children should only have water. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with lunch time food.
f you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Mrs Pinnegar and Mrs Armstrong