Welcome to the Kentmere Academy, Year 5/6 page. Year 5/6 are the most senior years in the school. Students work hard on improving their key skills in preparation for their SAT exams. Year 5/6 are expected to lead by example both in academics and behaviour.
At Kentmere Academy we believe in celebrating the success of our pupils at every suitable opportunity, from the smallest to the grandest achievement. We know that positive reinforcement is an important part of each pupil’s personal growth and it is something we are proud to facilitate.
As teachers we are always thrilled when a child or group of children obtain a personal best, do something extraordinary or show great community spirit.
Each week, one child from every class is chosen as Star of the Week - they receive a special badge and certificate in the Celebration Assembly for their outstanding efforts towards excellence. Parents of the child who are receiving this certificate are invited to the assembly.
Children who show exceptional kindness towards others are recognised on the ‘Kindness Tree’.
The class with the highest attendance receives £10 which they can use at the end of the year for a class celebration.
The children are awarded merits for good work, good behaviour, effort, achievement or by showing good manners to teachers and their peers.
25 merits - Bronze certificate and badge
50 merits - Silver certificate, badge and a prize from the treasure chest
75 merits - Gold certificate, badge and a book token
Reading Challenge Tree
As children read books at home, they move up the Reading Challenge Tree; they receive certificates and badges at the milestones of 20, 40 and 60 books.
Children who read 80 books at home receive a certificate and book token.
To support children with learning their multiplication and division facts, we use TimesTables Rockstars. As the children become more fluent, they are awarded with certificates and merits.
Rock Hero - 10 merits
Rock Legend - 8 merits
Rock Star - 5 merits
Headliner - 3 merits
Children have learning logs which are set every 2 weeks. Learning log challenges are sent out on a Friday and this should be returned to school the Thursday before the new challenge is due.
Weekly Grammar and Maths homework, which is sent home on a Friday and due in on a Thursday.
They receive spelling lists every Friday in preparation for the spelling lessons the following week. Their spelling test is on a Friday.
In addition, the children are expected to read at home, and have their reading records signed, daily.
Daily- Reading, Spelling and Times Tables
Weekly - Grammar and Maths
Fortnightly- Learning log challenges
See our Reading List here.
Please ensure that children come to school with their book bags and reading records daily.
PE kits should remain in school and taken home during the half terms to be cleaned.
PE lessons take place on the following days for Year 5/6 children:
Miss Anderson’s class - Monday and Wednesday
Miss Nolan’s class - Monday and Wednesday
Miss Horton’s class - Tuesday and Wednesday
Kentmere Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Debra Gillespie.
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