Hello and welcome to Class 5! During their final year at St Matthew’s our pupils work hard to prepare for their transition to St. Thomas More and we work towards our KS2 SATS, which take place in May. We have a fantastic year planned this year, with a range of transition activities, educational visits, sporting events and a residential to provide a nice balance to our academic study in the classroom.
Your Class 5 team:
Mrs Saunders – Class Teacher, Science, Music and Geography Coordinator.
Mrs Wilson – Teaching Assistant (am)
There is no specific requirement for pupils to bring stationery other than a pen, pencil and ruler. However, if they wish to do so, all pupils are allowed to bring their own small pencil case to school with basic stationery items (e.g. blue handwriting pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, pencil sharpener, scissors, glue, hi-lighters). If they wish to bring pencils and pens for use in Art they may also do so.
We operate a library within our class where pupils are all expected to sign out a library book to read. They will be expected to read this book at home and at school during guided reading sessions/quiet time in class. Once they have finished a book they will sign it in and write a book review for our class library display before choosing a new book.
One important way that you can support your children in year 6 is by reading with them. Reading is key to success in English both at KS2 and beyond. Take a little time to listen to them read, to read to them and to discuss books that they are reading.
During the autumn term, children will complete a Mental Maths test each Monday. This will be marked and sent home for them to practise throughout the week for a re-test on Friday to try and achieve their target. After half term, the Mental Maths will eventually be replaced by an Arithmetic test in preparation for SATS.
Spellings will also be sent home on a Monday to be practised throughout the week for a test the following Monday. Each child has a spelling and grammar book. It is important that they do not lose this book as it will be a revision resource for them during the year.
Every Friday, children will bring home their blue Homework books, which will have a piece of English and Maths work in to complete for the following Wednesday.
Occasionally, Friday’s English and Maths Homework may be replaced with work relating to our topics that term. Parents will be informed if this is the case via Class Dojo.
From January, children will also have SATS revision homework each week.
KS2 SATS take place during the week commencing 14th May 2018. Further information about SATS can be found in the document at the bottom of this page.
In Class 5, general updates for parents and children will be sent through Class Dojo. Make sure you sign up to see pictures on our Class Story as well as general messages. If you have any queries about your child’s progress or any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo.