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

 

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SATs information evening

Thank you to everyone who attended and showed their support. The slides can be found below. Please remember to login to parent pay to complete your order of revision materials.  

 

Year 5&6 Cross Country

The year 5 & 6 cross country team are competing on 7th December at Birchensale school, Redditch. The races are between 2:00 and 3:00, with parents welcome to attend and support our team.

 

Harry Potter Trip

Please return forms and payment by the end of this term as we need to confirm numbers with the Harry Potter studios. 

 

Spellings


There will be an 'unseen' test on Monday. 

Homework 

Watch the clips  below and complete the tasks. After that complete the sheet. Brackets, commas and dashes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/43119200

 https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zg6xb82

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zg8gbk7

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zc773k7

Geography. Play the  Longtitude and Latitude game https://kidsgeo.com/geography-games/latitude-and-longitude/

Clauses and sentence types support material here https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-simple-compound-and-complex-sentences-0

 

Direct speech revision

 https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/ztcp97h 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk 

Lots of good general support resources for punctuation here: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zcghcwx/revision/4

 

Curriculum  

Maths and English are taught in mixed ability groups every morning. In preparation for Secondary school, children are expected to move around the school and are taught by subject specialist  staff.

The year 6 team is:

Mr Williams - English, Science, Humanities, Computing, Art and Pastoral.

Mrs Glover - Maths

Madame Stevens - French

Miss Smith - Music

Mr George - Singing

Mr Bailey - PE

Supported by Mrs Vickridge, Mrs Cassidy and Mrs Stokes. 

Homework 

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Homework will be given on Wednesday to be handed in on Monday. There are 2 spelling groups and new spellings will be posted every Wednesday. Children may be retested on Thursday if their score on Monday is below 50%. All children are welcome to attend homework club on Thursdays, at lunchtime.

 

Mathematics

All children have been issued with homework to be completed for Monday. Additionally, learning all times tables will be incredibly useful to all children in all areas of the maths curriculum. There is a wealth of material available online to support with this and often learning these to music or raps can be really powerful and less monotonous. It would be great if all chidren  abcould become confident at recalling answers in and out of order and focus on the times tables they find most challenging. If you know that your child is already confident will all times tables to 12 then checking they are able to recall associated division facts would be a great help.

 

 

Reading at home 

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It is important for pupils to read regularly, preferably daily. 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. If you would like to order items through the school please contact the office.

SATs 

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KS2 SATs tests Will take place for English and Maths w/c Monday 13th May. 

PE

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PE is all afternoon every Wednesday, taught by our specialist PE staff. Please ensure your child has a clean PE kit in school every Wednesday.