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Information for P6 and P7 Parents

Could each child in P6 and P7 please bring a ring binder to school along with 5 part file dividers.  These will remain in school until the end of the year and be used for their World Around Us work.  Please do not get a larger lever arch file as these are too big to store and children can find them harder to use.

Many Thanks

P6 & 7 Teachers

KS2 Homework information

Phonics Your child’s phonics folder will be sent home on a Monday and must remain at home until Friday.

Phonics homework will be LSCWC, word sort, anagrams and word search.

There will be no written sentences and definitions on a Monday night.

Mental Maths


Your child’s purple mental maths book will be sent home on a Monday and must remain at home for two weeks at a time.  It will be brought back to school every other Friday.
Mathletics Instead of a written numeracy homework on a Tuessday night your child will have two Mathletics homeworks per week.

Tuesday Night – Mathletics task linked to their number work this week

Thursday Night – Mathletics task linked to their topic work this week

Children are still encouraged to complete 15 minutes Mathletics every night.

Accelerated Reader Your child will get an AR book on a Monday and it will stay at home until Friday when they can return the book to school and take a test.

Children should be encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes every night.  See AR note for more information

Literacy Homework There will be no written literacy homework sent home on a Wednesday night.  Instead your child will be assigned a SeeSaw literacy task.

This will start at the end of September and you will receive more information about setting up and using the SeeSaw App.

Mindfulness and Growth Mindset

After, ‘Hi5s  and welcome backs,’ Mr Guy prioritised focusing on developing an awareness of, and exploring mindfulness and how to develop a growth mindset.

Mindfulness is defined as, ‘a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.’

Fixed Mindset Vs Growth Mindset

Those with a fixed mindset see intelligence as being inherent. They are good at some things naturally and see no reason to develop other talents or skills beyond their current abilities.

Those with a growth mindset see intelligence as fluid; something which will increase and flourish through hard work, grit and resilience.

We will be equipping the children with strategies that they can use to relieve life’s stresses and live happy, healthy and successful lives.

The Victorians

Life in Victorian Times is our term one topic and it has lent itself perfectly to connecting the learning between the different subject areas. As you can see from the pictures, the children have created fabulous first person narrative stories linked to our class novel, ‘Street Child,’ and they used the classic coffee staining method to give that aged look and feel. They have used computers and iPads to research information on the topic and present their findings in creative ways. The children have also used a variety of media to create Victorian themed art. Bring on term 1B as we have to add in more ICT and practical science to the topic 🙂