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Year 5+6

Key Information

                     Monday and Wednesday                                  Friday


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WEEK COMMENCING 13th May - No maths CGP or English based homework. Please complete TTRS sessions!




1. Maths - CGP book Spring workout 7 to be completed

This will be marked on a Friday morning, with Mrs Lines


2. CGP Books Logo English Paper based homework this week


 3.  Nessy (If you are on it: 2 sessions over the week)  


4. TTRS - Click on the icon and access TTRS. Below is a list of the minimum expected sessions to be completed over the week as homework. Your child has been set these as tasks.

Remember you can always ask for a pack too of the ones you are finding tricky on your heat map.

1. Garage mode (3 x 1min sessions)

2. Studio (3 x 1min sessions)

3. Soundcheck (3 sessions)

. 5.SPELLINGS: Please go to your 2dos to access the spellings you have been working on in class this week and complete the quiz. 


  • Read your reading book regularly throughout the week (e.g. 10, 20 or 50 page a day challenge, remember to complete your reading journal review in class when you finish a book and show an adult in the class. 

  • Talisman pupils should also read their Talisman book everyday.




Crucial Knowledge Spring 1 2024 

Reading Crucial Knowledge (2 Pages) Writing Crucial Knowledge 3 PagesMaths: Addition and Subtraction Crucial Knowledge/Calculation PolicyMaths: Multiplication and Division Crucial Knowledge/Calculation Policy

Welcome Back!


We hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday.  Mrs Lines and I are both very much looking forward to teaching your child in Owls this year. We have an incredibly busy and exciting first half term planned and below are a few key pieces of information about the start of the year which we thought might be helpful. 



Monday and Wednesday afternoon with Activ Sport. 

As before, please come into school in your PE kit (trainers, black short/leggings/joggers, school blue PE TShirt, school jumpers/cardigans are fine as top layer, hats/sunglasses/coats depending on the weather). 



Year 5 and 6 will have ukulele lessons with Joe on Friday mornings. Please make sure that your child practices their ukulele at home and brings it back to school on Friday mornings for lessons.  


Bikeability Y6: 

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September  

Thank you to those who returned your forms before the summer, if you haven’t returned them yet there is still time to get your forms back. Contact via Dojo or the office for a new form. Please refer to the original letter on the letters page of the school website for a reminder of what your child needs.  

Arthog: Arthog is Wednesday 27th-Friday 29th September. Hoodies will be arriving soon.



In Owls, the main focus is on reading for pleasure and developing a love for books. Your child will be taking part in a reading challenge this half term called Heartopoly (Monopoly style reading challenge). They will be given the challenge to broaden their reading choices and attempt to move through different parts of the heart as they complete each book. They will receive a prize for completing the challenge. We encourage the children to think about setting themselves challenges with their reading such as a 5, 10, 20 or 50 page challenge a day or setting a goal of reading a chapter a night. Some children may wish to read a book but might find the book challenging, it is absolutely fine for you to read the book to them (or you could take it in turns to read a page each). They will be learning so much from listening to you which will then support their writing in class. At the same time, your child will be creating their own reading journal which they review the books they have read creatively. 



If your child takes part in the Talisman scheme as part of their literacy, they will be working on each book in school sessions. Your child will be given the next book once all of the class-based work for that book is completed (this might be over a number of weeks). Repetition is important to build recall of sight vocabulary and we really need your support with this. Each day: Please get your child to read the words in the front of the book and then read the book aloud to you. Your child will also have a reading for pleasure book (see above). 


Knowing and using timetables confidently and fluently is a fundamental part of the UKS2 curriculum and we find that children who do not know their tables lack confidence and self-esteem in maths lessons. We are having a big push on learning timestables this year and it is absolutely vital that your child is really confident in them. For that reason, we are setting the class a challenge. They each have their own mindfulness owl in class and once a week Mrs Lines will individually assess them on their chosen multiplication table. IF they are fluent in their tables, they can colour in one of their feathers and progress to the next table. Your child will chose which one they would like to do each week. This has been really successful in the past and we hope they will tell you about this after their first week.   

In addition, your child will also have access to Timestable Rockstars (TTRS) again this year and we are expecting the children to go on this regularly as part of their homework.  Your child will come home with a username and password soon. 



1st homework Friday 15th September. A letter will be sent next Friday explaining homework further. 



Please bring a water bottle into school each day, especially during hot weather. If your child forgets, we will offer cups for water in class but they need to let us know as all the water bottles are stored on the sink so we won’t know unless they say.


Breaktime snacks 

Your child is more than welcome to bring in a healthy snack such as fruit for breaktime. 



Dojos is the main way we will be communicating with you. Please check dojos works and let us know if you are having any technical issues and we will try our best to help. We can also be contacted via email at the following: 

davies-griffith.c@hinstock.shropshire.sch.uk                    lines.s@hinstock.shropshire.sch.uk 


Best wishes 

Miss Davies-Griffith and Mrs Lines 




Speed tables

Copies of our daily speed tables are available for you to print out below if you want to do some extra for homework.

Please let me know how you're getting on so I can add Dojos for you.

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Levels 1-8                                                  Levels 9-10



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      Levels 1-8                                                     Levels 9-10 


  Hit the Button Maths on the App Store

 Timed maths challenges! 

Can you beat your score?