Welcome back, we cannot believe it is spring term already. We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and look forward to hearing all about your child’s Christmas.
Thank you to parents and carers who attended the Year 6 Meeting.
Click on the links below for the information we shared.
Laches Wood Residential
There has been a slight change to our support staff this term as Mrs Foster completes her second placement this term at Goldthorn Park, therefore, Mr Nicholls will be teaching in class 21 on a Friday morning and Miss Bateman in the afternoon.
Due to the forthcoming SATs in May, we have increased whole class reading to 2 sessions a week and added in a SPAG lesson. We will carry on with Science this term and our new topic is: Life is a rollercoaster.
Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Reading journals will no longer be required but there will be an expectation of completing a reading comprehension every week - these will be given out on a Monday.
Children will also receive fortnightly Maths and SPAG homework in order to apply skills taught in lessons. We appreciate that this might seem a lot for the children however; we want to ensure we are providing the best opportunities to take the time to revise at home. Revision and work books will also be able to be purchased in the next few weeks.
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 Thursday, to be tested on the following Thursday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher which are related to their age, these will also be given out on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday.
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.
Our residential has already been booked (June 2020) to Laches Wood. We are looking forward to taking the children and there are a couple of spaces remaining if you wish for your child to attend.
Just a reminder about booster sessions starting next week. A separate letter highlighting where/who your child’s session is with will be sent out later this week.
This is a very important term for the children 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.
Mrs Tromans Ms Tolley/ Miss Fellows Miss Hubble
Class 20 enjoyed music at Aldersley and Class 19 had a lesson in art.