Dear Parents and Carers
We are writing to share some information about our summer term topics and remind you about some important information about your child’s year group.
We launched our summer term project ‘Where will my journey take me?’ by looking at the story of Annie Taylor who travelled down the Niagara Falls in a barrel. Our key text to support our learning has been ‘Queen of the Falls’. We have also been finding out about rivers, looking closely at the features of a river and the water cycle.
After half term, we will read the book ‘Wonder’ to support our writing in English. As part of our RE curriculum, we ask ‘What does it mean if God is holy and loving?’ In science, we study habitats, lifecycles and relationships/health. As part of our DT learning, we are investigating different types of bridge design and will be working in small groups to design our own structures.
An overview of the curriculum can be found on the website at https://www.stwilfrids-hh.school/web/the_curriculum/363101
KS2 celebration worship takes place on Friday mornings in our classrooms, where one member of each class is chosen to receive a certificate for their work that week. The work of these children is shared and we are able to celebrate the learning of children across the key stage through a video which you can see on our website.
Homework and reading at home
Even when your child enjoys reading and reads well on their own, they still need to read aloud all the way through their Key Stage Two years. Each year group has a selection of books that your child can borrow and read at home.
Maths and spelling homework is set every week on a Tuesday and needs to be submitted by the following Monday. Maths homework will be an activity on the website MyMaths which will have links to what has been taught in class. Times tables and related division facts should be practised on an on-going basis, ideally a few minutes daily. Children are expected to know these and be making progress with them. Children will also receive half termly writing homework set on Microsoft Teams.
All children are expected to complete and hand their homework in on time. If children are finding it difficult to complete their homework at home, they can choose to attend ‘Learning Links’ (homework club) for part of their lunchtime where they can receive support with their homework.
PE is on a Tuesday (Foxes), a Wednesday (Badgers) and for both classes a Friday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on those days. If there is any reason why your child cannot participate in a PE session, please let the class teacher know via the year group email address. As an alternative, or in addition to plimsolls, sports trainers are allowed in the Juniors. PE is only cancelled in the event of heavy rain, icy or extremely cold conditions, therefore a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt (ideally navy) are also useful. If your child does not have an alternative sweatshirt, they will have the option of wearing their school one. Children with pierced ears must be able to remove their own earrings or cover these with tape. Long hair should also be tied back.
Water bottles and snacks
Please remember to bring in a water bottle and a healthy fruit or savoury snack (for example, fresh fruit, a bagel, raisins) for break time. Please ensure any snacks are both nut and egg free.
Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat in school every day. All clothing, including PE kit, should be labelled with your child’s surname. Children are expected to wear sensible, black shoes as part of the school uniform.
We are looking forward to a great summer term. If at any point you have a message for your child’s teacher, please email through the year group email address email@example.com.
Please do contact us if you have any questions.
Mrs R Staplehurst, Mrs J Chilton and Miss R Ingall