Welcome! We are Sika Class and we are Y5 and Y6 pupils

Sika class is taught by Mrs Pinnegar

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another exciting term! We will be very busy term with learning about the Earliest Civilisation. Please make sure you keep up to date with the class news and events by reading emails, notes at the bottom of homework and making regular visits to the school website. 


Homework in Sika Class will continue to be set every Tuesday and is due in the following Monday (unless a Topic Homework has been set, then the children will be given a longer period of time).

Reading – Both Year 5 and Year 6 children should read at least 1 page per day. This will help to build up the children’s staminia and fluency, which is particularly important in timed tests such as SATs. Please record progress within the reading log each day. Further information and support can be found at th front of the children’s homework/reading diaries.

Maths – The children will continue to be given a varity of online activities, games, practical activies and worksheets to reinforce their learning. A particularly helpful and fun website is When completing the recorded activities, the children will need to make sure they record their learning in pencil using top quality presentation.

Writing – Children should be able to complete activities independently, after a discussion about what they need to achieve. They will need to use a handwriting pen and top quality presentation when completing the activities. The children should spell the High Frequency Words correctly (a copy can be found at the end of this letter). Children should be encouraged to use more challenging words (especially ones picked up from their reading books) within their writing.

Spellings will be set every Monday and tested on Friday. We use a ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ system to really embed the spelling rules and patterns.


Please ensure that P.E kits are in school Monday to Friday. The children need to have red shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a white T.Shirt and trainers. If possible, please can the children have a change of socks for P.E, especially during hot weather! 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!


Children are allowed to bring bottles to school (please also ensure they are labelled) and stored in the classroom. During the day the children should only have water. Any fresh juices should only be consumed with lunch time food.

If you need to speak to me and are unable to come in to school, then please email me at .

Thank you in advance for your support

Kindest regards

Mrs Pinnegar

Summer Topic Web Sika – Indus Valley