Lions

Welcome to Lions Class!

We are an active and enthusiastic class which includes Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Here are a few things you might find useful to know about us.

Meet the Team

Miss Hughes – Class Teacher and School SENDCO
Mrs Marsh – Class Teaching Assistant
Mrs Love – Teaching Assistant

PE kit
Please ensure that your child brings their PE kit on a Monday and it remains in school for the whole week. PE should take place on Monday and Thursday however due to the good old British weather and the time constraints on hall space this can change at a moment’s notice! If your child is unable to take part in PE for whatever reason, please provide the school with a note that explains the situation. Without a note the expectation is that your child is fit, able to take part, will have their kit and be ready to join in! Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Homework
Homework is handed out on a Friday and is expected to be returned the following Wednesday. Homework may involve maths, English, or topic related work. Bespoke home learning activities are arranged for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) where appropriate.

Reading should be a daily activity, with the children reading with an adult a minimum of 3 days per week. Please discuss new or tricky vocabulary with your child and encourage them to read a range of materials. Reading books are sent home from school, however at this age most children will also be developing their own preferences in authors which you can be supporting at home. Reading records are provided for children to update on a regular basis.

If you are unsure on how to support your child with their reading at home, please come in for a chat with Miss Hughes.

Spellings
Spellings are sent out for weekly testing, and split in to two groups. Children requiring bespoke spellings receive these in place of the class lists. Children in Lions Class also need to learn the words from the Year 5 and 6 expected word list (from the National Curriculum). These word lists have been sent home and will be tested sporadically throughout the academic year – so please support your child to learn them!

Times Tables
Learning their times tables is a MUST for children in Lions Class. By Year 5, children should know their multiplication and division facts up to 12×12, and be able to not only recite them in order, but complete the inverse and answer questions in random orders! So much of the Upper Key Stage 2 curriculum relies on your child having a solid understanding of these number facts – so please make this a learning priority at home. There are so many websites, books, games and apps that you could use for this, but here is a brief list of websites you might find useful:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/arithmetic

 

Curriculum
Lions Class follows a two year rolling programme to ensure that all of the Year 5 and 6 curriculum objectives are covered. Please see the Lions Curriculum map Summer Term 1 2018.

SATs Booster Club
Y6 SATs booster club is on Wednesdays after school. This is run by Miss Hughes and supported by Mr Rimmer the Principal.