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Yr 5 & 6 – Mr Antcliffe – Winhill

Year 5 & 6 Newsletter   Autumn Term 2 – 2018

Mr Antcliffe

PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has correct kit for indoor and outdoor PE. We will have Keep Fit daily in the mornings and a 10 minute personal challenge – 2 – 3 times per week in addition. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. On Monday 12th November we will mark by children coming into school dressed in the style of the period and we will be making poppies as part of remembrance of those who were sacrificed in the line of duty.  

Monday Spellings – Spellings will be given weekly and focus upon high frequency words from the National Curriculum. In Autumn Term 2 we will learn words from the Y5 & Y6 spelling lists. High Frequency words will be given out on Monday and tested on the following Monday. A record of spelling will be kept in your child’s diary showing which words to learn.

Daily Reading – Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. Please encourage your child to read four times each week. We appreciate book reviews and recommendations, which can be displayed in class.

Monday Maths Skills Check – will be given out weekly and supports learning in class. Prompt sheets are given to support maths homework. To be returned any day but the following Monday at the latest.

Monday Grammar Hammer – will be given weekly on Monday, to be returned any day during the week when completed – the following Monday at the latest. This is essential to support your child’s understanding and prepare for SATs next May (Y6 only).

Friday Times Tables – Quick recall of times tables facts to 12×12 is essential in Y5 & Y6. We will have daily practise in class. Each week the children will have a focus to learn and will be tested on Fridays. This will be recall of x facts and related division facts.

Learning in school and at home – please encourage your child to continue to investigate our historical Tudors topic. 

Week 1 – 5th November –

In English – The history of Hardwick Hall – information leaflets

In Maths – x2,x5,x10 and division facts            Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

Week 2 – 12th November – WW1 A Soldier’s Diary             NSPCC Visit – Anti- Smoking Campaign       Friday 16th Children In Need

In English – WW1 Celebration Day and Shakespeare Play Performance for Y5 and Y6

In Maths – x3,x6 and division facts. Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction) Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers. Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.

Week 3 – 19th Novemeber – WW1 letters from the front          Tuesday 20th Year 5 Visit to Parliament in London   Friday 23rd Cross Country

In English –  Balanced Argument work –

In Maths –x4,x8 and division facts.  Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy

Week 4 – 26th Novemeber –                        Friday 30th Christmas Fair

In English – Starseeker by Tim Bowler – Writing playscripts

In Maths –x7 and division facts. Multiply multi-digit number up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of long multiplication.

Week 5 – 3rd December –                           Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th Parents Evening

In English – Starseeker by Time Bowler – Drama and figurative language for description

In Maths – x9 and division facts.  Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of short division, interpreting remainders according to the context.  Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 -digit whole number using the formal written method of long division,and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fraction, or by rounding as appropriate for the context.

Week 6- 10th December – Monday 10th Art Day

In English – RE – World Religion – Buddhism and Judaism – Explanation texts

In Maths –x11 and division facts. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Week 7 – 17th December –      Thursday 20th Carol Service

In English – Re – World Religion – Sikkhism and Chrisitanity – information texts

In Maths – x12 and division facts.  Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations. Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  School breaks on Friday 21st December 2018. T

Thank you for your support Mr S Antcliffe

Help Sheets

Spelling Programme Yr 6 Stage 6

Y6 Maths Prompt Sheet

 Spelling Programme Yr 5 Stage

Y5 Maths Prompt Sheet



School closes for Christmas on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open in the new year on Monday 7th January.

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15/01/2019 - If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 you will need to apply for their infant or primary school place by 15 January 2019. They will eligible to start school in September 2019. You can apply for an infant or primary school place from Monday 12 November 2018 to midnight on 15 January 2018. You can apply through Derbyshire County Councils website.

29/11/2018 - 9.00am meeting for FS1 (Nursery) children starting in January 2019 if you are interested in a place and would like to find out about our EYFS unit please ring the school office, we have limited places for 30 hours funded children.



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