Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681
parentenquiry@astwoodbank.worcs.sch.uk

 

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Football Tournamnet on Friday 11th October

The football tournament is tomorrow at Woodfield Academy, B98 7HH. To help you arrange picking up at 3.00 the team members are...Archie, James, Oliver B, Joe M, Andy, Harvey T, Albie, Oscar.

 

Welcome to a new challenge in Year 6. We have a broad and exciting curriculum planned and we cannot wait to share the journey with you. This half term we shall be exploring a lesser known traditional tale that will engage and challenge older children. We'll focus on place value and all four operations in our Maths lessons. It's all about evolution and adaptation in Science. PE lessons are designed to improve fitness, stamina and team participation. Geography will develop the children's map skills and our weekly RE/PSHE time is sure to spark plenty of meaningful discussion.

Homework 

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We believe homework is important. It is one way that we help to prepare children for secondary school. In Year 6 we set four homework tasks a week. This will include:

  • A set of spellings, which will be tested every Monday morning.
  • A recommended time of thirty minutes reading per day.
  • A weekly MyMaths task.
  • Regular daily times table practice, via Times Table Rockstars.

 

 

Reading at home 

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It is important for pupils to read regularly, preferably daily(30 minutes). Although they will have plenty of opportunity to read in school it would be helpful for parents to continue to read at home with their child. We have a supply of books in school but would also recommend your child joins the free County Library service. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries . We also recommend encouraging your child to listen to audiobooks, or reading to them yourself, to develop new vocabulary and pronunciation. 

 

Equipment

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Please ensure your child has the apropriate equipment in school.

They should have, in a clear pencil case, 2 pens, 2 Pencils, a ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener and basic maths equipment. 

SATs 

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 There will be an information evening about the SATs later in the year.

PE

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The children will have PE every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure they have clean kit in school every week. We recommend hair is tied back, earings are removed and approriate footwear is worn. This half term PE lessons will comprise of team games (Tuesday) and endurance running (Wednesday)