Home learning Nov 2nd
Respectful Robins is a year 5 and 6 class. We have an inclusive, caring and supportive learning environment, which is based on our school values which are firmly embedded throughout the school. These values are courage, friendship, perseverance, curiosity, respect and love.
We have a super selection of books in our class library, and children read at school and take these books home every day. The books are appropriate to their book band reading level and children have a daily reading record that they, parents and/or teachers can write in.
We particularly love making the most of out beautiful outside areas, and getting creative.
This term our Guided Reading book is 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.
It is set in the Amazon and links beautifully with this terms KS2 topic, which is 'Planet Earth SOS'. Years 5 & 6 will be focusing on the Rainforests, exploring all the amazing things these spaces provide, including plants and animals, and then looking at the devastating impact of deforestation on the future of our planet. Finally we will look at ways we can help to save these spaces on a local and global scale.
Our overarching 'big question' is 'does the natural world have rights?. This enquiry question is fed into everything we do with our learning about rainforests. Children are encouraged to make predictions and justify their reasons.
We have weekly homework which is linked to our topic, and children can select from a range of activities, all based on our topic. They are asked to complete a minimum of 2 activities from this grid per term. There is also a weekly maths and English homework which reflects current learning, along side a reminder of last weeks learning and a look at what to expect next week too.
We also continue to focus on learning times tables, and this can be further enhanced at home by using the Timestables Rockstars program. All pupils have their own logins which can be found in the front cover of their reading record books and can be accessed using this link https://ttrockstars.com/
If you have any questions or concerns please do email the school office, who will forward them to me. I am always available for a chat after school, and can arrange a meeting if you have anything you would like to discuss in greater depth.
The adults in the class are Mrs Trevisick and Mrs Jeffery.
Knowledge Organiser - Below is this term's Knowledge Organiser: