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Welcome back Owls!

We do hope you have all had a fantastic holiday and that you are well rested and ready to start a new year in Owls.

For this term P.E. will be hockey on a Tuesday with Dauntseys’ Outreach. On a Tuesday, you will be required to come to school in your outdoor P.E. kit. Remember to bring your school uniform with you to change into afterwards. On your first day back, Tuesday 3rd September there will be no P.E. so please come to school in your school uniform. We will also have netball on a Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Marshall.

Weekly spellings will be given out on a Monday, to be tested the following Monday. There will also be a short written exercise linked to your spellings, which will need to be handed in on a Monday.

SPaG homework will be given out on a Tuesday to be returned the following Monday.

Maths homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed and returned by the following Thursday. (Also see the note on Maths Mountain at the bottom of this page.)

You will be able to make a note of your homework in your homework diary each week.

As an Owl we will expect you to read regularly at home to an adult. Remember you can collect class airmiles if you read 5 nights a week to an adult and record it in your homework diary. We are looking forward to hearing all the different destinations you have visited in your reading. Remember to read a range of genres and different authors.

As an Owl you will be allowed to bring a pencil case into school. Please make sure that the pencil case and the contents are all clearly named. In your pencil case you could have: writing pencils, black Berol handwriting pen (school will provide one), a rubber, a pencil sharpener, glue stick, pencil crayons and a short ruler. No biros or felt pens please. You will also be allowed to bring a small rucksack type bag, which will hang on a peg.

Please make sure that all parts of your school uniform are named.

We are all looking forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday 3rd September. We are very excited about the wonderful time we have ahead of us.

Mrs Groves, Mrs Leese and Mrs Marshall

Topic Grid - World War One


Maths Mountain

Every Friday afternoon, the children will have the opportunity to practise quick recall of maths facts. This is an update to the Times Table Mountain that they have worked on for the last few years. The new scheme focuses on a greater number of maths building blocks and provides the chance to widen children's mental arithmetic skills and knowledge.

The sheets will not be posted online but the titles of the steps are given below so that children can practise ahead of the tests. The display in the classroom shows the children what steps are coming next.

Each test presents 40 questions and the children have 5 minutes to complete the test. To move on, children need to make no more than 2 errors. More than 2 errors and they repeat the test the following week. We will get in touch if children spend too long on any step.

Any questions, please do get in touch on our Owls email or pop in to see us.

Year 5: 
25 times table (from 0x to 12x - random order)
Number bonds to 100 (multiples of 10)
Number bonds to 100 (multiples of 5)
Number bonds to 100
Roman Numerals

Year 5 children have then passed the Slalom Challenge and move to the Monstrous Mountain (see below).

Year 6: 
25 times table (from 0x to 12x - random order)
Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000
Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
Unit fractions
Non-unit fractions
Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Roman Numerals
Negative Numbers

Year 6 children have then passed the Slalom Challenge and move to the Monstrous Mountain (see below).

All children climb the Monstrous Mountain: 
x 10
Camp 1 (x10, x2, x5)
The Cave (x3, x4, x8)
Camp 2 (x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10)
The Rope Bridge (x6, x7)
Camp 3 (x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8 and x10)
The Overhang (x9, x11)
The Summit
x and Ă· to 12
The Flag (all tables, roots, squares and percentages)

Keep practising everyone!