St Martha Class
In the event of a school closure, partial school closure or pupil absence due to isolation please click on this link to take you to our class remote/ blended learning page:
Class Teachers: Mrs Russon, Ms Collins and Mrs Reynolds
Now that your child is in Upper Key Stage 2, please encourage them to take responsibility for their behaviour and learning and help them understand these are fundamental to their future at secondary school and beyond.
We would be glad to speak to you at a convenient time about any queries you or your child have throughout the year. Please speak to the office to arrange a phone call or email conversation.
The core priorities of the school this year are reading and writing.
SPELLING TEST & 120 CLUB
Please note - Every Monday is spelling test day and every Friday 120 club day. Please practise all the spellings on the 'Spelling Overview sheet' at the bottom of St Martha class page and dedicate some time to time practising your times tables. 'Hit the Button' would be a good game to do this with.
If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.
Each term, the children are set a curriculum challenge which is linked to the cross-curricular theme. Every lesson includes a challenge which the children strive to reach to extend their learning further. Weekly chocolate challenges are set in maths based on the week's learning. Children complete the task independently and one child is selected to win a prize.
Children can be selected to join the Maths Masters Challenge Club where they receive additional weekly problem solving activities.
Homework in UKS2
Due to current restrictions, children are expected to read and practise their spellings and times tables up to 12x12 every night.
Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic.
Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study. The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed.
This term's spellings
KS2 SATS talk 2019
PE takes place every Monday and is outside (please dress appropriately).
PE kit should be worn to school on this day.
P.E. kit: White t-shirt, dark shorts or jogging bottoms, plimsolls or trainers. NO jewellery. Long hair must be tied back.
School uniform: white shirt / polo top, plain trousers / skirt, blue jumper / cardigan and flat school shoes.
If your child cannot partake in PE, we expect to receive written confirmation of this unless the class teacher has already been informed previously. PE is a compulsory element of the National Curriculum.
Behaviour and Rewards
The children are expected to work towards our six school rules which run throughout the school. These are:
We are kind, gentle, inclusive and supportive.
We listen carefully and follow instructions.
We look after property.
We respect and follow our school values.
We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy.
We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
Children are individually rewarded for good work, effort and behaviour.
Individual pupil names are added to the school praise book for English, Maths and Attitude to Learning.
Whole class rewards are negotiated between pupils and staff in each class every term. The children decide what they would like for a whole class prize.
We have an informal 'open door' policy in upper key stage two. We are asking during this time for parents to make contact either via email or pop into the school office and request a call back and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, write a note and get your child to pass it on.
Parent – teacher partnership. How can you help?
Reading - the key to everything. If we can get our children engaged and loving reading, then they will achieve great things. When children read, they are unknowingly taking in new vocabulary, spellings, sentence and text structures and hopefully enjoying it too.
Times tables - need regular practise and revision. Please support your child to learn their times tables by heart.
Spellings - need regular practise. Please support your child and test them on their spellings. Look, cover, write, check also works a treat.