Our current Power of Reading book is Shackleton's Journey, an epic true story of how Shackleton and his crew managed to survive crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica.
The following is expected to take children 15 - 30 minutes each day.
Reading: Children are expected to read at home at least five times each week for fifteen minutes. At least one of these times needs to be with an adult but please read more often with your child if you are able. At least three times a week, reading records are to be written in by the children and checked by an adult. Please add any comments that you wish to make.
Spelling: Children will be given a weekly list of spellings that will focus on a particular spelling rule. They will be taken from the curriculum spelling lists or be key words linked with our topic. The spellings will be set and the dictation completed every Friday.
By Year 6, the children should be confident with all times table facts so constant practice at home will help to embed this. You could use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to support this.
The children will be continuing with Maths Planets this year and will carry on from their end point in Year 5. We will be resending the Maths Planets overviews so that you know what is contained in each level and you have guidance for how to practise for each level. There are sample papers on the maths page of the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please encourage your child to practise their maths facts at least three times per week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than four weeks, then we will intervene at school.