Storytelling through drama - The Egyptian Creation Story of Osiris

Red Kites enjoyed many team-building activities on the first day of term.  This was a 'blind maze'.  Instructions needed to be very clear!

Dear Parents and Carers 

Welcome back to another new school year for year five and six in Red Kites!  A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenge! As always, pupils are expected to work hard but in return, they will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take them forward.

As well as reaching their full potential academically, there will be plenty of opportunities for pupils in both year five and year six to participate in key roles and responsibilities within the school.  Year six will be well-equipped for their transition to secondary school and year five will be filled with confidence and enthusiasm as they prepare for year six.  

We hope your child enjoys their time in Red Kites at St Amand’s and I look forward to working with them.

PE Kit

PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

PE kit, including trainers and tracksuit should be brought in on Monday and kept in school all week; all kit should be clearly labelled. Earrings should be removed before PE.

Reading

Please encourage your child to read at home; our web site contains an age appropriate, recommended reading list, which you may find helpful.

Your child should have brought home their Reading Record/Journal. In Upper Key Stage 2, we encourage children to keep their own reading record, in order to foster independence. During the course of the year they should refer to their targets and complete the reading journal activities. I will endeavour to hear your child read regularly to include: guided reading, reading aloud, drama activities and in front of an audience.  

Children will be able to choose a reading book from the class or library book, from the school library. 

Spelling

Children will learn spelling rules at school and apply these through a dictation task to be carried out each week.  Children have curriculum words to learn and a copy of these will be sent home.  I will advise children to focus on a certain number of words each week.  The children will practise these words during early morning work.

Homework

Children will have various homework tasks, either linked to their school topic or to areas of learning in school. Children must revise their multiplication and division facts for all tables up to 12 times table.  Year six children will work through  SATs revision booklets at the beginning of term three. If they have any difficulties, then please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Topic

This term the children will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians and a homework grid will sent out soon.

If you do have any concerns or worries about any aspect of your child’s learning do come and speak to me. Please email the office to make a mutually convenient appointment.

Yours Sincerely

 

Mrs. Joy Baker