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Year 6 - Miss Miller

Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class

Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a great summer break.

Year 6 will be taught by me for the majority of the week, with Mrs Sheridan teaching each Wednesday. We are supported in class by Mrs Watson and Mr Smith.

Our mornings consist of Maths and English lessons. We start with place value in maths and are using the book 'Rose Blanche' as our writing inspiration this half term. We are reading 'Wonder' by RJ Palacio and 'Windrush Child' by Benjamin Zephaniah.

In our topic lessons, we will be learning about the Windrush and comparing regions in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. In science, we will be learning about classifiction of living things. Please see our curriculum on a page document at the bottom of this page for details of the rest of our planned learning.

Our PE days are every Tuesday and Thursday - and the children should ensure their school PE kit is in school on these days. Kit can be left in school for up to a half term.

As a reminder, school P.E. kit includes a coloured T-shirt which represents the house your child belongs to, black or navy shorts (or tracksuit / jogging bottoms in colder weather) and trainers. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons.

P.E. is part of the curriculum and it is important for children to remember to come ready with their P.E. kit on the appropriate day. In PE this half term we are concentrating on football and netball. We are lucky to have Balla continue to teach the children new skills each Thursday. 

Homework: 

Homework is handed out every Monday and is handed in on Thursday. Year 6 children should read nightly, for just 20 minutes per day is proven to positively impact attainment. It really is an important part of homework and we do ask that parents actively engage with their child's reading to help support them. The children should also practise their spellings and ensure they can confidently recall times tables facts. In year 6 we encourage the children to be independent and responsible for the completion and handing in of their homework – this is great preparation for secondary school life. Links for Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars are at the bottom of the page. Their logins are recorded in their homework diaries as reminders. 

Reminders:

  • Children should arrive at school at 8:45am.
  • Children need to bring a coat, a water bottle (containing water), a bag, a healthy breaktime snack (if they wish - fruit or a cereal bar), their homework and a packed lunch if needed. There is no need fort personal pencil cases and any other unnecessary items.
  • Have PE kit in school every Tuesday and Thursday. This can be left in school.

Please check Classdojo for updates. The best ways to contact me are via my school email, through Mrs Graham in the office or a note sent in with your child in their homework diary etc.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 18th September                                    Y5/6 CUFC afterschool football club starts

Wednesday 27th September                              Meet the Teacher evening 3:30 – 5:30pm  

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October                    HALF TERM 

Here's to a happy and hardworking year!

Miss Miller

Reading Ambassadors

We will soon be appointing our new Year 6 reading ambassadors for this school year. They can help give recommendations, talk about authors and new books with their classmates, keep check on our school libraries and are a key part of buddy reading in school.