The Extraordinary Eagles

Summer 1 Newsletter

The Extraordinary Eagles

 Newsletter – Summer 1

 

This term is obviously quite a big one as it contains the SATs tests.  The children have worked so hard over this year having had such a difficult last 2 years.  I’m sure they will show a really positive attitude to the tests, which is all we ask for.  After the SATs tests, our main focus will be writing as the writing assessments will be completed in June.

Mr Trainor will continue to teach some of the sessions to the children and will start to teach some of the English and Maths after the SATs.

 

 

Reading

Remember to keep up the reading for the reading rewards.  The diamond badges are on their way and some children are now working towards their platinum badges.  The reading tests do require a lot of reading stamina and regular practice is what will help the children build up their stamina as much as possible

 

Targets:

 

Science

Classification

I can describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

I can give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. When the work is from the workbooks, please bring the books in on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to be marked in school. If there is something that your child is finding difficult, please let us know so that we can help them in school.

 

 

Week beginning

 

25.4

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

2.5

No homework due to SATs

9.5

No homework due to SATs

16.5

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

23.5

Spellings

Holiday topic based homework

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

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Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

This half term, PE will be on a Monday afternoon and on a Friday morning. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

Advance Notice

 

Hopefully you’ve seen on the newsletter that we are planning on doing a Year 6 Leavers’ Performance on Thursday 21 July in the afternoon which we are sure will be a very special event.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison, Mrs Bartley and Mrs Humberstone

 

Spring 2 Newsletter

The Extraordinary Eagles

 Newsletter – Spring 2

 

The children have made a good start to this half term and we are particularly impressed with those children coming to the hub before school and staying for different groups after school – it’s great to see you putting in such hard work.

 

This term, we will be joined by Mr Trainor from Sheffield Hallam University. He is beginning to teach the children some of the afternoon subjects.

 

Our Science topic this half term is Humans, focussing on the life cycle of humans. This includes looking at how bodies change during puberty so you may want to discuss this with your child. Later in the term, in PSHE, we will be doing our Sex and Relationship Education to follow on from our science work. I will give you more details about this nearer the time and let you know exactly when it’s happening.  If you do have any questions about the content of these sessions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can recognise when author’s have used figurative language and explain their choice of words.

I can recognise structures of poems and poetic devices, such as rhyme, rhythm and repetition

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Humans – Life Cycles

I can create a timeline to indicate stages of growth in humans.

I can record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.

I can report findings from enquiries in a range of ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. When the work is from the workbooks, please bring the books in on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to be marked in school. If there is something that your child is finding difficult, please let us know so that we can help them in school.

 

 

Week beginning

 

28.2

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

7.3

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

14.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

21.3

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

28.3

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

4.4

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

.

 

Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

This half term, PE will be on a Monday afternoon and on a Friday morning. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison, Mrs Bartley and Mrs Humberstone

Spring 1 Newsletter

The Extraordinary Eagles

 Newsletter – Spring 1

 

Happy New Year

 

Reading

Congratulations to the children who received their Sapphire Award before Christmas – the badges have been ordered for you!  They are now ready to move on to their Diamond Award.  The children need four signatures in their Reading Record to get a tick for the week which will work towards each award.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can read whole novels and participate in discussions about books.

I can make comparisons within and across texts.

I can summarise ideas from more than one paragraph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Evolution and Inheritance

I can describe how the earth and living things have changed over time.

I can explain how fossils can be used to find out about the past.

I can explain about reproduction and offspring (recognising that offspring normally

vary and are not identical to their parents).

I can explain how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.

I can link adaptation over time to evolution.

I can explain evolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. When the work is from the workbooks, please bring the books in on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to be marked in school. If there is something that your child is finding difficult, please let us know so that we can help them in school.

 

 

Week beginning

 

10.1

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

17.1

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

24.1

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

31.1

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

7.2

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

14.2

Spellings

Holiday topic based homework

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

.

 

Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

This half term, PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon and on a Friday morning. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison, Mrs Bartley and Mrs Humberstone

 

Autumn 2 Newsletter

 

Welcome back everyone. 

 

Reading

Everyone has now got a reading record and books are going home, so this half term, we will be setting up a Reading Challenge.

We would like your child to read at least 4 times per week at home and bring their reading records in to be checked on a Friday.  Some children don’t want to read to an adult so they can read by themselves but we would like you to sign the reading diary each time they read.  Each week your child has their reading record signed 4 times, they will get a tick.   These ticks will translate into Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum awards.  To get the Sapphire award, the children will need 6 ticks (so that they can achieve this by Christmas) then to get the Diamond and Platinum awards, they will need another 10 ticks for each.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can predict what might happen from details in the text.

I can independently work out the meaning of words from the context.

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Properties and changes of materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. When the work is from the workbooks, please bring the books in on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to be marked in school. If there is something that your child is finding difficult, please let us know so that we can help them in school.

 

 

Week beginning

 

1.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

8.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

15.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

22.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

29.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

6.12

Maths – Workbook activity

English – online or worksheet grammar activity

Spellings

Reading at home

13.12

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

.

 

Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

This half term, PE will be on a Monday afternoon and on a Friday morning. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison, Mrs Bartley and Mrs Humberstone

Autumn 1 Newsletter

 

The Extraordinary Eagles!

 Newsletter – Autumn 1

 

Welcome to Year 6!  It’s so lovely to see everyone and start to get a bit more back to normal.  Everyone has already made a great start to the year.

 

 

Reading

Please keep up the reading at home. We are now able to send books home to read so your child will be bringing one home this week.  At the moment, they can record the pages that they have read on their bookmarks but we will be sending Reading Records home as well soon.

 

Targets:

 

Reading

I can summarise main ideas and key details, using quotations for illustration.

I can retrieve information from different sources.

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Properties and changes of materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. When the homework is from their homework books, we will continue to keep these at home. Like last year, we will put the homework on Teams and your child will upload a photo to show that they have completed it.  Then on a Thursday or Friday, we will release the answers so that the homework can be self-marked at home.

 

 

 

Week beginning

 

6.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Reading at home

Spellings

13.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

20.9

No homework due to Dearne Valley trip

 

27.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

4.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

Reading at home

11.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

Reading at home

19.10

Topic based homework

Spellings

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday.  Your child will bring their books home on a Friday so that you can see their scores but need to return in the following Monday.

 

.

 

Water Bottles & PE Kit

 

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

This half term, PE will be on a Monday afternoon and on a Friday morning. Please ensure your child comes dressed in an appropriate PE kit for outdoor PE on these days.  Long hair (any hair that is shoulder length) must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Mrs Biggin, Mrs Webster, Mrs Hewison, Mrs Bartley and Mrs Humberstone