Welcome to Owls!
See our Class Page to keep up to date with what we have been doing: https://www.thruppschool.co.uk/owls/
Our Class Page also has lots of really useful resources to support our learning!
Owls is a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 class.
Homework is set every Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday.
As well as this, regular reading should be taking place (at least 3x weekly at home) and recorded in Reading Records. Children are welcome to visit the school library to borrow books, or may choose from the selection in the classroom. A list of suggested books is available on the class page.
Reading Records should be brought into school every day.
Each week, PE will be on a Thursday afternoon, a Friday morning, and sometimes a Wednesday afternoon. There may sometimes be additional PE sessions at other times, so I ask that children bring in their kit every day. PE kit must be worn, including suitable footwear. A drinks bottle is also necessary. Long hair must be tied up.
We are also engaging in daily exercise at 9am, which will usually involve a 15 minute walk, jog or run. Children are more than welcome to wear trainers for this, but must then have their school shoes to change into.
In the summer, children should be well equipped for hot weather, bringing water bottles, hats and suncream.
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To see more about Owls, take a look at the class page (link below). This is regularly updated with information about learning across all of the curriculum areas and the termly topic that is being studied in-depth.
Year 6 Reading
By year 6, pupils should be able to accurately read aloud a wide range of poetry and books written at an age appropriate interest level at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and work out the pronunciation of unfamiliar written words with increasing automaticity. If the pronunciation sounds unfamiliar, pupils in year 6 should independently ask for help in determining both the meaning of the word and how to pronounce it correctly.
Year 6 pupils should be able to read texts aloud with appropriate intonation to show their understanding. They should be able to summarise and present a familiar story in their own words. They should be reading widely and frequently for pleasure and to retrieve information, outside of school as well as in school. They should be able to read silently with good understanding. They should be able to infer the meanings of unfamiliar words and then discuss what they have read.
During year 6, pupils should continue to expand their vocabulary through exposure to stories, plays, poetry, non-fiction and textbooks, both read by them and to them by others. They should be given the opportunity to listen to books and other writing that they have not come across before – hearing and learning new vocabulary and grammatical structures, and having a chance to talk about this. Their confidence, enjoyment and mastery of language should be extended through public speaking, performance and debate. By the end of year 6, your child’s reading should be sufficiently fluent and effortless enough for them to manage the general demands of the curriculum in year 7, across all subjects, in order to enable them to learn the necessary subject-specific vocabulary.