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 (student teacher), Miss Bateman, Miss Perks and Miss Aujla.
Thank you to parents and carers who attended the Year 6 Meeting.
Click on the links below for the information we shared.
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.
Homework in Year 6 will be a little different to other year groups as we focus on consolidating learning but also exposing the children to test style questions. The children will be given English, reading and maths homework fortnightly on a Tuesday. They will be stapled together or formed as a booklet. The children will then go through the answers as a class at some point that week which is an important part of the children’s learning. This homework will then be stored, in a folder, in their drawer.
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 be given out on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
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 a fantastic topic this term linked to chocolate where the children will be learning about the continent of North America and in history they will be learning about the Mayans and Aztecs. We will be planning a visit to Cadbury World at the end of this half term. More details will follow next week.
Our residential has already been booked (June 2020) 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 but check out last year’s blog for photos.
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.
Mrs Tromans Ms Tolley/Miss Fellows Miss Hubble
Class 21 (Year Leader) Class 20 Class 19