Welcome back to the new school year. We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and look forward to hearing all about your children’s adventures!
Supporting us in Year 6 this year will be Mrs Foster, Mrs Webster and Mrs Birchall. Miss Foster will be covering Mrs Tromans on a Friday.
In year 6, your children will initially continue to be taught in their own class and will be grouped by ability, ensuring that work is set at the correct level.
CLICK HERE for details of Year 6 Residential to Laches Wood.
Purple creative homework books will continue this year and we aim for it to allow our children to both consolidate their learning from class as well as move their learning on. This homework book will be coming home with your child next week – please look out for this! The insert to the book will provide further information about this.
Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing a reading journal on a weekly basis will continue. Like last year, they must be handed to the class teacher or teaching assistant to mark, books will then be able to be changed and the process can begin again. To raise the profile of reading, on the completion of effective journals, children will fill a tally chart in class and certificates will be awarded.
Phonics will be ability set across Year 6 and will take place once per week. Your child may be with a different teacher for this. Children will be told their group for phonics later this week. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Monday, to be tested on the following Monday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher which are related to their age, these will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Our PE sessions will usually be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday for all classes.
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.
We have some fantastic topics planned for Year 6 this year and this term we will initially be studying North America in Geography and researching the wide variety of biomes that can be found in this region. In Art, we will be linking again to North America through research in to mood boards and linking this to the fantastic variety of colourful landscapes that can be found on this continent.
Our residential has already been booked (July 2019) to Laches Wood. We can take the entire year group at the same time, which will allow the children to share the experience with their peers and enjoy some fantastic memories before they move on to a variety of secondary schools. More details will follow about this in the next couple of weeks.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a pleasurable and valuable year. Year 6 is a very important year and we look forward to excellent progress being made. If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.