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Home Learning Guidance Policy.

Please read to familiarise yourself with home learning requirements.

Friday 15th November

This week in Ringgold class we have completed work on Remembrance, thinking about how our lives have changed due to the bravery of others. We have also completed and evaluated our Bonfire Bread. In maths we are looking at Multiplication and division, it is great to see that so many children have been practising division and multiplication methods at home. We also need to make sure children are confident with their times tables so daily practise would be very beneficial. The children have had a great Children in Need Day, thank you for your donations.


Linking Project- Letters have been given out regarding our upcoming museum trip. This will be available on ParentPay today. Make sure you have returned the linking project slip regarding pictures and the sharing of work.


Home Learning- A copy of Schools Home Learning policy has been attached above, so you can see what home learning your children should be completing. Reading should be completed 3x a week and written in diaries. Spellings have been sent home and are on Spelling Shed. I have also set a cracking comprehension, 'The Rime of Ancient Mariner', this is to be completed by 29.11.19. Times Tables Rock stars to be completed regularly. Picture News from this week has also been attached below. Test week is next week so make sure children have a water bottle and are prepared.


Thank you for your support,

Miss Wiles

Friday 8th November

This week in Ringgold class we have been busy baking our bonfire bread and evaluating our culinary skills. We have also completed our work on statistics in Maths, ready for multiplication and division next week and have started our new book 'Rose Blanche' in English.


Linking project- we are very lucky to be taking part in the linking project and will be working closely with St Mary's Deane. Please ensure you have returned the letter regarding pictures and work.


Lantern Parade- a few children have been fairly selected to represent our school at the lantern parade. Please ensure the slip has been returned (to pick up and drop off at Santander- Costa is no longer there). As this is a public event everyone is more than welcome to attend and enjoy the experience with other members of the community.


Forest School- this is part of our curriculum and we are very lucky to be a forest school. Children need to have their forest school clothes every Thursday. As the weather is getting colder, please ensure they are dressed appropriately for being outdoors in a muddy forest.


Home Learning- Just a reminder reading needs to be written in diaries, diaries will be checked on Thursdays and we expect to see reading comments 3 times a week. The majority of diaries this week had no signatures. Spellings have been sent home and are on Spelling Shed. Times tables rock stars also needs to be accessed regularly. I have attached a link to our picture news this week, feel free to discuss this with your children.  


Thank you,

Miss Wiles



Friday 1st November

I hope you have had a lovely half term break. This week, we have been writing diary entries in the style of Anne Frank. The children have tried extremely hard with this and they are amazing. In Maths, we are focusing on statistics putting our findings into tables and graphs. The children also took part in forest school. 


Cheesy Bonfire Bread- Just a reminder that we are making bonfire bread on Tuesday. We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £1 to fund ingredients.


After school rehearsals- Rehearsals will start next week, do not worry if your child cannot make rehearsals as there will be more coming up.


Library volunteer- we are looking for a volunteer to be based in the library. Contact the office for more information.


Home learning- Home learning diaries have now arrived and we expect to see reading comments 3 times a week. I am aware that reading has slipped a little without diaries, so our main home learning for this week is to read as much as possible and write in the diary. I will be checking diaries every Thursday. Spellings have also been sent home (revision from the past few weeks).


Thank you,

Miss Wiles

Thursday 17th October


This week we started with our Space Dome experience. The children enjoyed it and were filled with questions and wonder at the end. We also continued the day by completing some Space inspired art and did even more research. In Maths the children are now looking at statistics and have been working on line graphs and interpreting them. In English we are learning and writing all about Anne Frank. 


Lantern Parade- Letters to follow after Half term. This will take place on Thursday 21st November. 


Extreme Reading- Half term is a great opportunity to get some Extreme Reading pictures. The library display is being updated and the more extreme the pictures,the better.


Home Learning- Spellings have been sent home and are on Spelling Shed, to be tested the first week back. A few children have still not completed their homework on Cracking Comprehension. A song of Worms, Sunfish and Tom's Midnight Garden to be completed over half term (if not completed already).


Have a lovely half term,


Miss Wiles

Friday 11th October.


We have had a very busy week in Ringgold Class! The children were empathetic when discussing Natural disasters in relation to our harvest assembly. We have also been focusing on inverse operations linked to addition and subtraction. On Wednesday, the children started to make their lanterns ready for the Lantern parade they look fantastic and the children tried extremely hard and really enjoyed making them. The children have also enjoyed writing newspaper reports in the eyes of a reporter during the War. 


Alpha Dome- On Monday the children will be experiencing an immersive 3D experience in the Space Dome, they are all very excited (as am I!). 


Lantern Parade- We have been creating our lanterns ready for the lantern parade. This will take place on Thursday 21st November pm, more information to follow. 


Home Learning- Spellings have been sent home and are on Spelling Shed. A reminder that spelling Shed needs to be accessed through Google Chrome. I have also set a cracking comprehension to be completed by next week (Song of Worms). Reading and times table practise to continue regularly. 


Thanks for your support,

Miss Wiles.

Friday 4th October.


This week in Ringgold class we have been looking closely at Castles. We have sketched our own castles and discussed their features. We have also been focusing on addition and subtraction in Maths and have completed a friction experiment in Science. The children were all very excited to audition for the Christmas Production and have been allocated parts. Lines will go out before half term so the children can practise.


Home Learning- Spellings have been sent home and the children will be tested on them next Friday. If your child hasn't completed their comprehension then can this please be brought in next week. Remember to continue using Maths Shed, Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rock stars. Our class has been at the top of the leader board this week which is great. Remember to continue reading 3x a week and as an extra optional homework , the children can write their own book reviews about the book they most enjoy.


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Wiles

Friday 27th September


We have had another busy week in Ringgold Class. We have started to write our own Sci-fi stories and have been looking at negative numbers in maths. The class have also completed a spinners experiment and had to use their initiative to decide how to carry out the experiment. We have also been looking closely at Anne Frank and have discussed World War 2.


Extreme Reading- reminder that extreme reading pictures can be sent in as we are looking to update our display.

Macmillan- Thank you for all of your donations for this worthy cause. The children enjoyed their cakes and taking part in a variety of games.


Home learning- spellings have been sent home and are on Spelling Shed. Cracking Comprehension Online is down at the minute so I have sent a paper comprehension home to be completed. Reading and times table practise needs to continue. I am aware we still have no diaries but reading still needs to take place.


Have a great weekend,


Miss Wiles


Friday 20th September.

This week in Ringgold Class we have been looking closer at Monarchs. Researching and sketching famous Monarchs and putting them in order of reign . In Maths we have continued with place value, ordering numbers up to 1 million and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. In English we have been reading our class novel and writing character descriptions.


Book Fair- Just a reminder that next week the book fair will be open. Our class date and time is Thursday 26th September 9:30-10am and books can be bought before and after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Macmillan coffee morning- this will take place next Friday 27th September, everyone is welcome.


Extreme Reading- any new extreme reading pictures can be brought in ready for an updated display, lets see what exciting places we can get caught reading.


PTFA AGM meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th all welcome.


Home learning- The children have been given spellings to practise, ready for our spelling test next week. These spellings have also been put on SpellingShed so children can learn them in an enjoyable way. I have set a Y5 Cracking Comprehension online,  'SunFish' to be completed by next Friday. Times tables still need to be practised regularly, at home or using Times Tables Rock Stars or Maths Shed. Reading to continue, our diaries are hopefully arriving soon! Any questions regarding Home Learning feel free to catch me.


Thanks for your support,

Miss Wiles


Friday 13th September


This week the children have enjoyed creating their own self portraits and learning about different Monarchs. We have also been looking closely at 'George's secret key to the universe' and have written our own descriptive setting. In Maths, the children have been focusing on arithmetic and ordering numbers, looking at place value. I have sent home a sheet which explains the Maths strategies we are currently using to aid with home learning.


Home Learning- spellings have been sent home with the children and they will be tested next Friday. Online programmes are still being set up for new classes so I have sent home a paper copy of a reading comprehension. However, this will usually be set on Cracking Comprehension. Children need to focus on their times tables especially their 6, 7 and 8 times table. Reading to continue and diaries are expected next week.


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Wiles





Friday 6th September


Welcome back, I hope you have had a great Summer! The children have had a lovely few days settling into their new routines and beginning their new projects. 


This week we have focused on our presentation skills and have started to look at Place Value in Maths. We have also started our new project 'Down To Earth'. This year we will be working closely with Mackintosh class a few afternoons a week to enhance the children's learning. 


Reading books have been chosen by the children. However, we are still waiting for diaries and these are due to arrive in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like to leave me a note, you can send a paper note in with your child. 


Home Learning- Home learning will be set weekly and this will start next week. This will consist of: spellings/ spelling shed, times tables/ times tables rock stars and comprehension/ cracking comprehension. 


Can we please ensure that all children have correct uniform, including bags and PE bags. Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. 


Have a lovely weekend,


Miss Wiles