Welcome! We are Sika Class and we are Y5 and Y6 pupils
Dear Parents and Carers of Sika Class,
Happy New Year.
Welcome back to another busy term. To get us started, our topic will include learning more about our local area and using this inspriation to create artwork using walks around the village, as well as conitnuing to explore where Toad from Toad Hall would usually live whilst studying the book, ‘Wind in the Willows’! Please look out for emails about helping with these afternoon walks. We shall also be exploring Forces through our Science learning, which will also link with our English and DT, creating a Popup information book about Forces.
Homework in Sika Class is emailed home weekly using Gmail. 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 to help them develop inference skills to support SATS. G.C.S.Es (eventually!) and more importantly, develop their love for reading!
Maths – The children will be given a variety of online activities, games, practical activies and worksheets to reinforce their learning. Useful and fun websites are
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.
With thankfulness, courage, and love, we strive to improve heart and mind.
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. 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 is 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.
Further information about school trips 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