Welcome to Benhams Class

We are Benhams Class - Year 5 and 6.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we are taught by Mrs Caddick. On Thursday and Friday, we are taught by Mrs Austin.

Mrs Simmons is our LSA who works with us every morning except Thursday. when Mrs Hickling helps us. 

Miss McCluskey covers our class during the teachers PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time.  This will be alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon.

We have PE on Wednesday and Friday. Currently all children need to come to school in their SCHOOL PE KIT on these days. Please ensure on Friday they have a change of footwear in a plastic bag to minimise mud being brought back into the classroom. 

Now that the weather is getting colder, please ensure that your child's PE kit will keep them warm in class as well.  Shorts and T-shirts are great for the warmer days of summer and when the children are running around outside, but please keep in mind the fact that we are working in a classroom with open doors and windows.

Meet and Greet:

As we are unable to meet up en masse, so to speak, our usual presentation at the start of the educational year has been transferred onto a ppt presentation for your information. (It has been saved as pdf for those awkward tablets/laptops etc. that refuse to show a ppt without it looking as though a 5 year old has created it on an off day)

Welcome to Benhams

 Self isolating?

If you are having to stay at home, please note that we will get a programme of study out to you on the SECOND DAY. This will be on Microsoft Teams.  All children now have their logins. 

On the first day, please work on the following:

Times Tables - T/W/Th/F, your child should know which tables we are focusing on for the week.  Please ensure that they can answer both multiplication AND division number bond questions with equal ease and speed.  (Ideally, instantly). Your child will have an EdShed login (found in orange journal) where they can access MathsShed - a site full of Maths games.
If your isolation is having to start on a Monday, please work on those times tables where your child is weakest.  For extra challenge, please ensure that they can move up and down in 15s and in 25s.  The latter is particularly important when it comes to Fractions, Percentages and Decimals, which comprises a large chunk of the Y5/6 curriculum later in the year. 

Spellings - T/W/Th/F, your child will have brought the weekly spellings home in their homework books on the Monday night.  Please focus on them and ensure that your child can spell them accurately on their own, and in a context sentence.  Your child will have an EdShed login (found in orange journal) where they can access SpellingShed - a fun way to practise.
If your isolation is having to start on a Monday, please work on the previous week's spellings and if there is a distinct pattern, then ensure that your child can use the pattern equally well in other words.

Reading - Ensure that your child is reading fluently and understands exactly what is happening in the text of their reading books.  Expression is vital to ensure good comprehension, so please encourage 'over the top' use of intonation at all times. Here is a guide that will help to get you started on the types of questions children need to be able to answer at UKS2

Maths - Go on to, and the MyMaths homework that is set them each week, find your child's year group, check the timetable to determine which mathematical concept they are learning this week, and give them access to the appropriate pages.

Here is the Autumn Term Maths Timetable.  It takes you up to the end of the Autumn Term.

Useful websites: 
EdShed - Spellings and Maths practise
TTRockstars - Times tables practise 





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Postage address:

Long Sutton Primary School 
Hyde Road
Long Sutton
RG29 1ST