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Eagle Owls - Year 5

HOMEWORK: We have been pleased  with the efforts made with homework this term and we hope it has been a positive experience at home.

Please remember that if your child cannot do the maths task set after twenty minutes then they should not persevere- the maths is a summary of what we have been learning in school that week and whilst all the children should be able to manage it, they may find that at home they cannot remember how to do it. If this is the case then please write a short note on the task and we can address it the following week. 

Thank you for your support with the tasks-we do remind the children it is their homework and not yours!

Eagle Owls have been working incredibly hard over the last six weeks and they are taking ownership of their learning and making positive strides forward. We are thrilled with their efforts and they should be very pleased with themselves.

As the end of term approaches  the children's energies are beginning to flag and this had resulted in a lack of empathy towards each other during playtimes. For the rest of this week and next week our class focus is going to be directed towards being kind to each other . We will endeavour to have class talks and lessons, helping the children to manage their feelings in order to make positive choices and find strategies to help them deal with the minor conflicts that can occur during playtimes.

We hope this will help to boost self esteem all round and promote a greater class cohesion and team spirit.

Your children deserve a well earned rest over the break-they have excelled themselves and adapted well to the constraints we have to work under.

 

Learning at home

 

Please find below the documents and web links for learning at home in case your child is away from school for any prolonged period of time. You will see the current homework grid, topic web, weekly spellings sheets (your child will know their group), Active Learn website link (maths games) and Times Table Rockstars link for tables practise. Please also make sure that your child is reading regularly while they are at home, at least half an hour daily. Have a look at the Oxford Owl web link for free e-books and lots of book suggestions and tips for reluctant readers.

Scream Machine Topic Web

Homework grid Eagles Autumn Term 2020

Spellings Twirl group Autumn Term 2020 (date given is date they were taught ready for test following Monday)

Spellings Kit Kat group Autumn Term 2020 (date given is the date they were taught ready for test following Monday)

Spellings Crunchie group Autumn Term 2020 (date given is the date they were taught ready for test following Monday)

Homework is back...!

Homework is sent home on Thursdays and should be  be returned by Tuesday of the following week.

Your child will be bringing home a plastic folder containing a maths task that supports their learning for the week. On the class page below, you will find their spellings (your child will know their spelling group) and they need to select one task from the topic web. In addition to this, they have an online maths activity on Active Learn that they have been told about. Please note that the Active Learn task will only work  on a desk top or laptop computer and not a tablet.  Do not worry if your child is not able to do this extra activity. They can also continue to practise their tables using Times Tables Rock Stars. It is hoped that the children will be able to work independently but if they experience any difficulty do let us know via a short message on the returned sheet.

 

We hope the homework tasks remain fun and challenging.

 

.... and we're off!

 

Welcome back to your new Eagle Owl class (and web page!) We are so excited to have all of you back together in school. We hope you have had a restful summer with your families and are raring to go with your learning. Important points to note this term:

  • Our topic for this Autumn is the exciting 'Scream Machine' which is based around theme parks and will inspire fun learning across the curriculum - please see the Topic Web for more information.
  • PE days will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on these days for the forseeable future. If the weather looks like it is going to be wet that day then please send the children with a change of clothes so they don't have to sit in wet clothes all day! 
  • Children are allowed to bring in their own small, plastic pencil case of equipment to use in the classroom. Please make sure it is small (no huge Smiggle style ones!) because of limited space on desks. Children will have to leave their pencil case in school so that any germs are not passed between home and school.
  • As you may have already seen on our letter via Parentmail, we are looking forward to immersing ourselves in our new whole class reading programme. We are asking parents to help support this by purchasing a copy of the wonderful 'Brightstorm: A Sky Ship Adventure' by Vashti Hardy, currently £5.94 on Amazon. We hope that this exciting new novel will spark the imagination of all our Eagle Owls and produce some fantastic writing. If you could help us by buying a copy we would be extremely grateful. Children can of course take this book home to keep once we have finished reading it in class.
  • Homework will be given on a Thursday and needs to be returned to the classroom by Tuesday. Please see the homework grid below.
  • There is no Forest School for this term.
  • Don't forget that the children's drop off time is 8.50am at the main blue gate and their pick up time is 3.10pm by the main blue gate.

 

Just like last year, Mrs Pinto will work on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Wood will be in the classroom Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

 

We look forward to an inspiring term full of fun, laughter and challenging learning!

 

Sally Pietropinto and Helen Wood

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