Reading is invaluable to develop your child’s knowledge of the world, imagination, vocabulary, understanding of punctuation and lots more. It is therefore advisable that they read for twenty minutes at least five evenings. Even though your child is older and may be a fluent reader it is still important that they read to an adult and discuss the themes and characters of the book. Please sign your child’s reading log at least five times per week. Your child will be allotted a day when their reading journal will be checked.
Whilst preparing for SAT's, the children will have 10 spellings each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They will be tested on those days, the following week. It would be beneficial to the children if they regularly looked at the Year 5 and 6 spelling list of 100 words which has previously been sent home.
English grammar homework will be set each Friday to consolidate the teaching over the course of the week.
Maths homework will be set by Mr Barry three times per week to consolidate concepts taught that day. It will be expected to be completed for the following session.
Every Monday 3-4 pm is Book Club with Miss Coffey. Maths booster from 8 - 8.30 am will continue every morning with Mr Barry. Reading booster will continue on Thursday and Friday 3-4 pm with Mrs Taylor. Your child will have received a letter for which day they should attend.
We visited Salford Museum. We were very lucky we had a hot February day and were able to walk through the beautiful Peel Park to reach the museum. The museum is a very old Victorian building. It houses a Victorian street, which contains shop fronts and sample houses, these were once actually stood in Salford Streets. The museum rescued them from skips! It brought our topic to life and allowed us to see how living conditions have changed.
In order to enhance our geography topic 'How does the River Irwell impact on Salford?' and our science topic, which is to classify and identify organisms in our local area, we went on a field trip to the river today.
We wanted to see how the land is used compared to a map from 1887, which showed it was mainly industrial.
Whilst there we could not help but notice the litter along the side, although as we walked further on we met a gentleman who was fishing. The gentleman explained he was trying to catch brown trout and that he had just seen a king fisher. This showed us that the pollution in parts of the Irwell has been cleaned up and wild life is returning.
The children excelled themselves today, by working as a team using the ordnance survey maps to plan a route for our field.
Year six were amazing today. They needed to imagine walking into a run down, frightening house compared to a beautiful, warm cosy house. They needed to use all of their senses. The vocabulary generated was wonderful. I'm looking forward to reading their work!
World Book Day Celebrations
This is the 22nd year there’s been a World Book Day, and today, we all came together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. This year, the children dressed up in their pyjamas or their favourite book character. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.