Let’s win the SdS 100 Books for Everyone competition! Come on!!
Congratulations to those children who have completed all 15 books to read in Year 5.
However, as a year group we need a push! There is a prize for the year group who has most children who have completed the challenge. It’s a fantastic prize and Year 5 really want to win.
Please let me know if you have finished your 15 books and show me your sheet as soon as possible so I can add you to the list and give you your well deserved certificate. If you need a list of the Year 5 books they are in the yellow home time tray, so help yourself.
Each child is reading a lot in Dyson class at the moment which is fantastic. It would be great if we could challenge ourselves with the Year 5 Book List.
Any questions, make sure you come and ask!
This term the children have been very engaged in Times Table Rockstars, which they complete every Maths lesson for 3 minutes. We still need to push times table recall so please encourage your child to do Times Table Rockstars at home. All of the children have been given a login which is in their reading record. Let’s try and get Dyson children to the top of the leader board!
This morning both Year 5 and 6 had the chance to watch a performance by Rushden Academy called ‘Add me’. The performance highlighted the importance of staying safe online.
The positive messages given to the children were:
- Never accept a friend request if you do not know who the person is.
- Never share your personal information with someone online.
- Always tell an adult, that you trust, if you feel worried or are unsure when you are online.
It was a very powerful performance, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
Our main focus for next term is the children being able to complete a torture tables within 5 minutes. Many of the children know their times tables up to 12×12, however the challenge is being able to complete all facts up to 12×12 within 5 minutes!
Please encourage your child to practise their times tables daily using Hit the button or Tables master online.
Last Wednesday, our Palestinian learners were able to have a skype call to a school in Palestine. The children learnt how to say hello in Arabic and were able to ask lots of questions to the children in Palestine. It was very interesting finding out about the children’s lives and how they are different to ours. I was very proud of our Year 5’s as they represented Simon de Senlis sensibly and maturely and showed the children in Palestine what great learners we have at SdS!