Sapphire

 Welcome to Sapphire Class - a mixed Year 5/6 class which is comprised of the eldest children in our school.
 
The teachers in Sapphire Class are Mrs Roban and Mrs  Piotrowicz.
 
The focus in Sapphire Class is to identify and nurture every child's individual talents.  We will do this by providing a broad and exciting curriculum and encouraging deep, independent thinking skills.  This will ensure your child's learning is transferable to the new skills and life opportunities that will emerge in the coming years of our ever-changing world.
 
We endeavour to breed mature individuals who will not only act as exceptional role models within school, but who will also be able to make a smooth transition to the next stage of their education.
 
 
 
SAPPHIRE'S TOPIC THIS TERM IS:
 
ANGLO SAXONS .VS. VIKINGS
The Battle for Britain
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Talk to your child about the background history.  This time of invading, raiding and, perhaps, choosing to settle is really confusing as there is no clear cut timeline or length of reign.  Children find it hard to comprehend that these raiders can be living in more than one country at a time or that they didn't actually stay - they simply kept coming and going.
Research on the internet together is a great idea.  Use age appropriate sites that they are able to access and comprehend - a good tip is to add "KS2" to the end of your "Google" search.  
 
Maths Homework
Thursday 7th February 2019
Spellings to be tested on
Wednesday 13th February 2019
P.E. 
 
P.E. will be on Wednesday and Friday this term.  Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school on those days.  For safety reasons, long hair needs to be tied back and ear-rings should not be worn on PE days.  If it is outdoor games during this term, your child will need appropriate jogging bottoms and fleece/top to keep warm.
Homework
 
Your child should be reading every day for around 30 minutes or more.  Please share a bedtime story with your child.  In Year 5/6, this is still hugely beneficial to reading fluency and comprehension.
 
Spelling is taught and tested on Tuesday.  Your child's spelling book will need to be in school on a Tuesday - the rest of the week they may keep it at home to learn and practise the spellings for that week. 
 
Maths homework will be given out on Thursday, to be returned to school on Monday.  If your child has a commitment that keeps them busy for the whole weekend (and they have been unable to complete it on the Thursday), please send a note of explanation to school or drop me and email at swillan@coton.cambs.sch.uk
 
In addition, it is essential that your child is fully secure in their times tables.  They should know all the multiplication facts and the inverse division facts.  Knowing these will ensure they are able to access the Year 5/6 maths curriculum with greater ease.