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Welcome BACK!!!!

  I am delighted to welcome Class 5 back to Kinoulton. 

 

The year ahead is going to be one of the biggest and best so far! Whether you are now in the upper echelons of Key Stage 2 in Year 5 or top of the tree in Year 6, we are going to be working (and playing) harder than ever before!

 

There are wonderful trips already being booked and amazing learning to follow - something for everyone! As you will already know from the holiday homework, our learning journey will be looking in part at The Great War and World War 2.   

This term our big question is:

 WHY HAS THE WORLD BEEN AT WAR?

 

It is important that we learn from the mistakes from our past and it is even more important to remember those that have fallen during these two historical wars. The East Midlands has had an important part to play in both and during our learning we will learn why as well as major events that shaped both atrocities. 

 

Reading at Home

Reading for pleasure is one of the most important skills in life. If we learn to love reading, we can apply this skill to practically ANYTHING. We can use it as a tool to escape reality, to learn something, to understand something...the possibilities are endless.

 

Please ensure that your child reads regularly. Kinoulton Primary School suggest 5 reads a week - this can be done at any time, but please remember to sign your child's personal organiser. The children will receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum awards for the reading - DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!!

Being confident with multiplications is an easy way to become confident with mathematics. Once learned, they allow us access to so many areas of maths. ttrockstars.com is by far the greatest times tables tool I have come across and the kids LOVE IT!!!! Class 5 now has a dedicated board to TTRS - make sure you play plenty of 'Studio' games to get yourself a 'rock status' and a chance to be included in the CLASS 5 HALL OF FAME!!!!!

Homework

This year, year 5 and 6 children are expected to complete...

 

weekly 5 x reads

20 word spellings

Times Tables Rock Stars Competitions

weekly 'SAFE' maths worksheets (alternate fortnights for year 5)

weekly SPaG worksheets (alternate fortnights for year 5)

 

Homework is most effective when it is relevant. The work requested will therefore be expected to be completed on time. If your child is finding any work difficult, or you are struggling to find the time to do this, please speak to myself or anyone in school and we will be able to accommodate this. For year 6 especially, the homework may make the biggest difference! 

Recommended Reads

Use the documents below to find suitable books to read for your year group.  I look forward to hearing about which books you have read and feel free to write a review so your classmates know what you think of it!

Stuck for a book? Follow the link below to find a list of book reviews written by adults and children of your age...

Click on the flag below for French resources to help practise your language skills.

BBC Newsround

Latest Newsround stories

  KS2 SATS REVISION WEBSITES
USE THE LINKS BELOW TO PRACTISE YOUR SKILLS!

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