Welcome! We are Sika Class and we are Y5 and Y6 pupils
Sika class is taught by Mrs Pinnegar
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to another exciting year! We have a very busy term with learning about the Bronze Age era. We will also be busy rehearsing for the Harvest Festival and Christmas Carol Celebrations in church, to name but a few events! 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 Monday and to be handed in the following Monday. Further information about homework can be found inside the Reading Diary and Homework Exercise Book. Targets for each child will be set in due course after the children feel more settled within their new year group/class.
Reading – Children should reading at least 2 pages per day. Please record their progress within the reading log 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.
Maths – The children will be given a variety of online activities, games, practical activities and worksheets to reinforce their learning. A particularly helpful and fun website is https://www.mathsisfun.com/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39
Writing – Children are expected to complete activities independently after a discussion about what they need to achieve. However please encourage children to spell the High Frequency Words correctly (found on the inside of the Homework Book). We do like the children to challenge themselves to use ‘higher level vocabulary’ which has been used within class or words they have identified through reading.
Spellings will be set weekly. The children will receive spelling lists each Monday and 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.
Please ensure that P.E kits are in school Monday to Friday. 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, 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! If children do not have P.E kit, they will be 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.
Further information about school trips and the Residential booked for next year will follow in due course.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your support
Mrs Pinnegar and Mrs Armstrong