French trip information
If your child has a school meal, please ensure your account is in credit at all times.
If your account is in arrears, Harrison's will no longer provide a meal, and your child will be asked to provide a packed lunch.
Introducing the exciting new Science focus - the annual Fielding Primary School Science Fair. Children from Year 6 will be competing in pairs or individually to present the results from an investigation they have created, conducted and concluded.
The investigation or experiment can be on anything the pupils are intrigued or passionate to find out about. Pupils are required to create a BIG question, hypothesis, method and conclusion. These are skills we are developing in our Science lessons alongside preparations happening at home. Pupils will need to conduct the investigation outside of school time.
The half-term break will be a fantastic opportunity for experiments and recording. Pupils will need to present their finding on a display board - science lessons during school have outlined what needs to be completed!
The science fair will take place on 15th-16th June in the PE Hall.
Parents are welcome to view their child’s presentation on Thursday 15th June from 9:15am - 10:00am
The four best presentations will go on to represent Fielding Primary School in the Ellen Wilkinson Science Fair on 21st June.
Exciting! Any questions about the science fair speak to your class teacher.
Year 6 will no longer be asking children to complete homework.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
Purple home learning books will no longer being used as practice can be done at home. You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home once during every half-term.
There is no specific homework for Spelling and Grammar - continue to look over the spelling lists for Year 3 - Year 6 to ensure your super confident with these ready for secondary school!
There is no specific Maths and Multiplication Tables homework - there is a super amount of exciting preparation needed for Dr Dolittle and Science Fair to be getting started with.
There is no creative home learning Summer 2. The Science Fair offers a fantastic out of school opportunity to be creative, collaborative and self-led.
Should children wish to create anything linked to our topics and bring them into school, we would welcome them warmly.
Learning this week
The next few weeks will be a focus on creating our own Newspaper article. We have watched a short film titled - Pigeon Impossible! This is the basis for the article and uses all of the skills of non-fiction writing we have developed during Year 6. Pupils will be shortly creating a first draft and continuing to learn and edit throughout the learning journey of the next few weeks.
Maths lessons this week have had a heavy focus on channelling the maths skills we have learned through the year into investigations. We have been busy working on Mathematical Murder Mysteries - a hexagonal whodunnit! These have needed a range of different skills that are from a variety of maths topics including number operations, fractions and geometry.
Next week sees a continuation of improving grammar and writing skills during the week. Pupils will be learning and exploring the gaps in their learning, highlighted through their first draft. Lessons will be fluid and allow opportunity for pupils to decide what they need working on and where independent activity is necessary. This will be through a recap of the grammar lessons learnt and reflection on the work produced so far.
We will be revising and exploring number skills this week, with a focus on concreting mathematical strategies and confidence with all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Children will be looking at both arithmetic and word questions and securing their understanding of how to pick apart the question and be confident in what series of operations are necessary. Fun!