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About Mrs Knowles and Mrs Ottiwell
Curriculum An example of a weekly timetable in Year 6
Behaviour, Expectations and Rewards The whole school approach is continued in Year 3. • • • • Class rules Smile tickets – Star of the Day Special mentions Class pet Times tables reward certificates House points / animals Traffic light system for behaviour Class stickers – whole class reward Individual stickers Head teacher sticker Develop independence in learning through: ‘ 3 Before Me’ and the ‘Help Desk’ Use of the English and Maths working wall to support learning ‘WOW work’ or ‘WAGOLL’ to be displayed within the classroom PE kit in school all week as PE sessions may change days depending on weather. Remember separate kit for after school sport clubs (Monday outdoor/Thursday Indoor)
Science Evolution and inheritance Topic Is it Right to Fight? PE: (1/2 termly) • Yoga • Invasion Games • See website and newsletter foundation subjects
Times Tables From this year, the government are introducing a times tables assessment for Year 4 pupils. Therefore, our times tables scheme aims to support children’s learning of their times tables and crucially to consolidate their recall of all times tables facts. Once children have completed their Silver tests in class they will need to pass 4 individual mixed tests (scoring 10/10) to ensure that they know their tables and are in a position to move on. This will be repeated after their Gold tests too. This will also support the children as they move to Human Calculator and Maths Genius and will be administered in the same way. Times tables tests will be done weekly, although the day of the test may change due to our busy school life.
Guided Reading happens every morning between 9 – 9. 30 am. Children will have two books. One which will be sent home and children will be expected to read ( target set ) and another book , which will be kept in school (teacher led book). Reading carousel activities could include: • Individual reading • Book reviews • Group reads (TA /teacher) • Word level work • Spellings • Phonics • Journal activities/follow up activities • Comprehension
Spelling Rationale: Spelling remains the most relentlessly tested of all the literacy skills, but it is the least taught. Sending a list of words home one week to then be tested the following week is not teaching effective strategies for learning. Analysis of school data leads us to focus on the teaching and learning of Spellings. Our aim is to improve Spellings in independent writing. Learning Spellings should be a purposeful and meaning exercise that children can then become independent in applying spelling rules. Children will be supported in their learning of word spellings by their patterns and frequency. New Spelling reward System for 20182019.
Spelling How to help your child: Use the curriculum newsletter to look at spelling patterns given and encourage your child to include words with the patterns in their home work. They could think of words with that spelling rule in and using the meaning of the word correctly write the word in a sentence. Useful websites: http: //www. bbc. co. uk/bitesize/ks 2/english/spell ing_grammar/ http: //www. bbc. co. uk/skillswise/game/en 19 patt -gamewordsearch-ould Investigating words supports retention of spelling rules and helps your child to apply the rule to other words.
Year 6 Visits and Trips Autumn Imperial War Museum Safety Central Spring Fun Food Chef? Field Trips Summer Residential to be confirmed
Homework Curriculum/English Homework will be given out on a Monday. Dates can be found on the Newsletter. One way to support your child will be to use the newsletter to see the grammar, punctuation and spelling we are focusing on during the term and try to encourage your child to use them in their work. This will support learning being embedded – moving from the short term memory into the long term memory. Maths Home work is weekly, given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Statutory spellings will also be practiced in the morning time along with additional learning of the weeks spelling pattern. Reading at home should be carried out 4 times a week and reading records signed. House points will be awarded for reading each week and this is monitored in school.
Questions Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.