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CLASS NOTICES including HOMEWORK

2021 - 2022

Welcome back to school!

It may seem a long way off, but Secondary Schools are already showing pupils and parents around school in preparation for Year 6 transitioning to Year 7! 

 

A message from Mrs Parberry, at Wigston Academy; Y6 - Y7 Induction and Primary Liaison Leader:

The details for our open evening have now finalised and are available on our website, Facebook and school Twitter page. Below is the direct link to our booking page. We would be really grateful if this could be directed to your Year 6 parents. Places are limited as we are offering staggered appointments.

 

Click here:  http://wigstonacademy.org/wa-open-evening/

 

 

 

Edit/Update - swimming has been cancelled this half term due to staffing issues at the swimming pool, not TFPS.

 

Just a quick note to say Y6 (and Y4) are starting the new academic year with swimming as one of their weekly PE sessions. We will be going swimming on a Friday morning: starting 3rd Sept - 15th Oct 2021.

Please can you discuss with your child how far they can already swim e.g. have a certificate for 25m, 50m, 100m etc.

 

Our other PE session, with Mr Pick, will be on a Tuesday afternoon.

Each pupil has been given a login for Language Angels:

 

https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ - please e-mail me if your child has forgotten their details, or if you have any access issues.

 

Each pupil continues to have a login for Purple Mash, Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots.

Homework

Homework will usually be set on Monday to be returned, completed, the following Monday. This allows 5 evenings and 2 full days over the weekend for homework to be completed. This enables busy children to plan some free time to set aside to complete homework tasks.

 

Each week homework must include:

  1. Daily reading from a variety of sources - this can include recipes, rules to a game, shared reading with a sibling, listening to reading from an adult and much more. Try to vary the reading source and include a rich variety of vocabulary, phrases and language. This is to be recorded in the home/school reading record book.
  2. Weekly/daily practice of times tables - continue to log into Times Table Rockstars, as well as other written and verbal practice: from 2x tables to 12 x table, and beyond! I would like you to practise the ones which are still tricky; once proficient, rehearse the inverse division facts. Once proficient with division facts to practise higher multiples in order to apply mathematical thinking e.g. 32 x 7 = 10x7=? plus 10x7=? plus 10x7=? plus 2x7=? the sum of which will give you 32x7.
  3. Weekly/daily practice of spelling words from the National Curriculum appendix I, tier II words, topic vocabulary and specific terminology from tier 3 spellings, as well as word lists: Year 1 - Year 6, used in context, with a variety of prefixes and suffixes will be taught in class and after half-term will be practised at home. Your child will have a tailored spelling sheets - these are comprised from an initial assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses, plus 2 topic words and two grammar based spellings from work carried out in class, or from observations of errors made in your child's independent writing.

   

     Try this free spelling site - choose your year group, or a younger year group to warm up your spelling brain, and then encode and decode words in a variety of ways; looks at the stem word, the prefixes and suffixes, the syllables and the phonemes. You can see/read and hear the word in isolation and also in context. Can you improve your personal best score?

Click here: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

    4. In addition to the above, topic based homework and any other homework will be provided as                        required, on a weekly basis.

    5. Keep checking this page for updates and also Seesaw for messages. Pupil logins are the same as              last year. Sometimes I will post a short research task which has been derived from pupil led interest            and discoveries e.g. the Union Flag, or Union Jack, is comprised from the flags from other countries.          Which countries and why? The white lines are not symmetrical - why?

 

SRE

Year 6 will be learning Healthy and Safer Lifestyles: Relationships and Sex Education following the new SRE guidelines. There isn't a requirement to inform parents but I wish to inform you in case your child suddenly begins to talk about the content, using the correct terminology.

 

Below is an overview of the Y5/6 SRE.

I will teach a combination of the two year groups content as pupils were in lockdown in Year 5.

 

I have attached a complete copy of the information and lesson content for both Y5 and Y6 - see link below.

 

I have also attached a document which contains a list of the Science: biology, terminology that the children will experience. Guidance and safeguarding procedures state that we should not use alternative names.

 

We will begin with a recap of the Y5/6 puberty content. Y6 will then move onto Relationships and Sex Education content. Some parts will be discussed as a whole class but more personal aspects will be taught in single gender sessions, however they will learn about the development of both genders, not just their own.

 

Current guidelines state that pupils should ideally learn about puberty and sex education in order to be aware before pupils are experiencing any aspects of body development and changes.

 

If you wish to know more, please read through the guidance about talking to children about Relationships and Sex Education in the link/s below.

Ms Hadland

 

 

Terminology - What Vocabulary Should We Use?

Further Information - Talking with your child about R.S.E.

INFORMATION STICKERS FOR PARENTS - click on the image to enlarge and read

YEAR 6 - for Wear Something Yellow Day: mental health and well-being day - you can wear non-school uniform and have an item of yellow included e.g. yellow socks, headband, t-shirt, belt or you can wear yellow head-to-toe!

 

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