Teacher: Miss Edwards
Our Microsoft Teams pages are still up and running so please log in with the details provided before the summer break and check for any messages, collective worships, updates or resources for home learning! Send an email via the school office if you are having any trouble logging in.
We would love to see any work that you complete at home, so please share it with us on our class Teams page. It could be some spelling practice, books you are sharing or anything else you are doing to work on your learning skills at home. Please remember that anything you post on the General page of our class Team will be visible to everyone in the class (including staff members) so please make sure that all content and comments are appropriate.
Have a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
Congratulations to all the children on a fantastic first term back. There have been a lot of differences and a lot of changes but you have all shown admirable resilience to settle into routines quickly. We are very proud of you all. 2020 was an unusual year for many reasons, reasons which we are all aware of. We hope, like you, that
2021 brings more clarity and above all, that we will see a return to a more ‘normal’ society.
All of the adults wish the children, their parents and their families a happy and healthy new year and look forward to seeing you in January.
PS- your teacher may have set the children one or two little tasks to complete, but there is no 'normal' homework for the Christmas holidays. Please do make an effort to keep up with times table practice and reading every day- ready to hit the ground running in January!
Welcome back to St Edmundsbury for the second part of the Autumn Term.
It's clear the children have settled back into their new routines and we are very proud of them. It's been a busy start back- certainly in the wider world- with important elections and new lockdown restrictions but we've seen an awful lot of resilience from these children already and know that they will adapt superbly.
The focus for English will continue to be book themed. We have begun looking at the book 'The Rabbits' by John Marsden and Shaun Tan which combines striking art work and animal perspectives to retell the colonisation of Australia and the impact this had on society, particularly the Aboriginal communities. Writing will have a range of focuses across Years 5 and 6 including poetry, narratives and balanced arguments.
Later in the term, we will be moving onto Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver where we will be looking at 'quest' style stories.
We will also be having a whole school weekly write each week on an image from the Pobble 365 website. You can access these from home ( https://www.pobble365.com/ ) and it would be great to see any extra pieces you choose to write at home.
Focus has moved on in maths and over the course of the term your child will look at a range of different concepts including statistics, multiplication and division and area and perimeter (Year 5) and fractions and geometry (Year 6). We will continue to supplement this teaching with work around times tables, calculations and other recap activities for content already covered.
At home you could try looking for fractions in real life contexts (such as sharing items) or using time tables (like the family TV rota!) to give the learning a clear purpose.
We are continuing with our topic of Roots, Shoots and Fruits. It's been wonderful to really take a close look at the changing environment around as as Autumn becomes Winter. We will follow this with AD900 which will look at ancient civilisations.
Homework is set on Fridays and should be completed and returned by Wednesday the following week. Homework will be stuck into homework books and marked as a whole class together.
If your child has found the homework tricky, please do sit and help them as there is no need for it to be independent.
Spellings will be set on Fridays and tested on the following Friday.
Your child should be aiming to read daily and practise times tables and spellings five times weekly.