Teachers: Miss C Batten, Mrs S Carter-Rowe, Mr N McMaster and Mr S Salmond/Mrs V Dimarco
In light of the current situation, we are now setting online weekly homework. Your child’s log in details are in their green book, which should then remain at home. If you have any problems with accessing the online platforms or your child has limited computer access, please contact your child’s class teacher via the office.
The links below contain parental guides for using different features of Purple Mash
Spelling: These are set every Monday. Each child has ten words to learn and practise during the week and a short test in class on a Friday. We would encourage your child to use a range of strategies to help learn their spellings and they may wish to practise in the green homework book (this book will not need to be returned to school). Once your child feels confident that they have learnt their spellings, they then complete the online Purple Mash quiz which will be able to be viewed by your child’s teacher. Quizzes will need to be completed by the due on the following Monday and feedback will be provided verbally within class.
Maths: Homework is completed on an online program called My Maths, which is accessible by desktops or tablets. This will be set every Monday to be completed by the following Monday. Your child has their username and password to log on. Whilst this is an online homework, your child may use additional resources such as paper and pencil to support their working. At the end of the homework, there is a ‘mark it’ icon, which will then mark and score the piece of work. Children may re-attempt the homework if they wish to improve their initial score. All scores will be accessible by the class teacher and feedback will be given either electronically or verbally within class. Additionally, we encourage you to practise times tables with your child each week. This can be completed in paper form, by rote or by using Times Tables Rockstars. Children should be able to rapidly recall each times table up to 12 x 12.
Home Reading: As part of our whole school approach to reading, children will have the opportunity to choose a library book to take home. Children are encouraged to read every evening. Please encourage and support your child with their reading
In the Summer Term, Year 6 children have the option of going on a residential trip to Fairthorne Manor Campsite where they take part in a variety of activities including: kayaking, raft building, rock climbing and archery.
Click on the link below for more information about where the children stay and the activities they will be participating in.
Further details, including the dates and cost of the residential will be provided for parents and carers in a letter.
Children who stay at school will take part in an apprentice challenge where they will compete to create the best mini business. They will also visit Fairthorne Manor for the day where they will participate in some adventurous and team building activities.