Welcome to Base 6
Miss Watton and Mrs White
We are the Year 5/6 class here at Randlay. It is our responsibility to set an example to rest of school. We pride ourselves on high standards and excellent work. However, with hard work comes extra responsibilities and rewards. We have lots of exciting things to look out for this term so watch this space!
In the Autumn term, our PE day is on a Wednesday. Please come to school in your PE uniform: white polo or t-shirt, a jumper and black joggers (in winter) or shorts (in summer) and plain trainers. No football tops please.
We also do Outdoor Learning in our forest area on a Thursday. On this day, come to school in old clothes and bring your waterproofs and wellies with you. Don't forget to bring a change of clothes in case we get wet or muddy!
Your homework will consist of 15 spelling words (10 which relate to that week's rule and 5 from the Common Exception Word list). You should practise these words four times using one of the methods stuck in the back of your Homework Book. You will also have a Maths task to complete. Completed homework must be returned to school on a Thursday, ready to be marked and returned with the following week's homework.
Reading is so important for a child's development. Reading just a few minutes a day has a massive impact on a child's ability to access the rest of the curriculum. If a child reads regularly, their writing will improve, alongside other core curriculum areas.
We ask children in Year 5 and 6 to read at least five times a week and write comments in their diaries for these reads. You should use the example comments in your diary to help structure these comments. We are looking for one vocabulary, one retrieval and one inference comment per week. The other two comments are your choice. We check Reading Diaries on a Thursday, so make sure your diary is in school on this day.
Some important documents are attached below:
In Autumn term, our topic is all about the Ancient Maya.
Who were they?
Where did they live?
What did life in a Maya city-state look like?
We are going to be making a comparison between the Ancient Maya and the Anglo-Saxons.
Where would you rather live?
Would you rather be a Maya or an Anglo-Saxon?
Keep looking back here to see all the amazing work we have been up to!