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Welcome to the Uppers

The Upper School at Springfield consists of three classes- a year 5, a year 5/6 and a year 6 class.

Year 5 (Kestrels) teachers- Mr Saunders

Year 5 support assistants- Mrs Dowding

Year 5/6 (Red Kites) teacher- Mrs Thornhill and Mrs Gough

Year 5/6 support assistant - Mrs Moffoot and Mrs Bellingham

Year 6 (Buzzards) teacher- Miss Burgess

Year 6 support assistant- Ms Andrews

Children are set for Maths in Years 5 and 6.  The children may be taught by a teacher different to their class teacher.

 

PE

It is important children have a full PE kit (shorts and t-shirt for indoor PE and a tracksuit and trainers for outdoor PE) in school from Monday until Friday. Although children do generally do PE on the same days each week, we do hope to catch up any lessons which are adversely effected by the weather. Girls need to ensure that they have socks in their PE kit if they wear tights and a hand band to tie up long hair.

 

Autumn term in the Uppers

Residential trips:-

Rushall Farm -Year 5 Sept 13th - 14th

Rhos-y-Gwaliau - Year 6 Jan 27th- 2nd Feb

 

 

 

Useful Information

PPA takes place on a Thursday afternoon. The children have activities which take place on a three week rotation. These are music, drama and RE/Values. During this time they are taught by different teachers.

Music       – Berkshire Maestros
RE/Values – Mrs Andrews/Mrs Dowding
PE - Mr Godfrey

PowerPoint presentation from the parents' information meeting on 12th September (click here)

Learning at home

The majority of our homework will be set and carried out on-line. We will be using Purple Mash, MyMaths and Times Table Rockstars.

Homework is usually set on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.

 

Children are expected to know their tables off by heart when they come into year 5. We then focus on developing the speed of recall and the related facts as well as working on other aspects of their mental maths. To help with this, the children complete Times Table Rock Stars activity three times a week in class.

 

Spelling homework will usually take the form of Purple Mash quizzes.

 

Part of your child’s homework is to read at home. Ideally, children in Foundation and Key Stage One should read at least 5 times a week preferably daily and reading should be recorded in your child’s reading record books. Here you can make notes of any observations you have. Even if your child is a fluent reader, it is important that they still practise reading aloud using expression and intonation and can talk to you in detail about their books. In Key Stage Two, we ask that you make notes in or sign the reading record at least 3 x weekly.

 

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