Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class
I hope you all had a great half term break. We have had an exciting first week back with a theatrical performance of the Wizard of Oz and a visit from Cosmos mobile planetarium - a great start.
We are now in the final term before we sit our SATs so we are busy finishing our maths units before starting revision for maths, SPaG and reading after Easter.
We are continuing with our Victorians topic work in the afternoon and have just completed work on circulation and healthy lifestyles in science. Our new science focus will be Earth and Space, hence our planetarium visit this week; I can't wait to get started!
Each week, your child will be given some homework which will include reading each evening; this is vitally important to reading progress and attainment. Children are also asked to learn the multiplication tables, weekly spellings and to complete a literacy or maths activity which will link to what we have covered in class. Homework will be given out on Monday and returned on Thursday.
I would appreciate it if you could support your child in the planning of when he/she should spend time completing homework as it is best to do frequent short sessions rather than all of it in one evening. 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.
All of the children have an orange homework book to work in and a brand new reading record to note the book they are currently reading, with any page numbers and comments, along with anything else they need to remember. Feel free to use either book as a channel of communication between home and school too, should you wish to.
The children in Year 6 have P.E. on both Monday and Wednesday afternoons and they will need to remember their kit on these days. I should remind everybody, P.E. kit includes a white, plain T-shirt (not the polo shirt they are wearing all day), black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. P.E. is part of the curriculum and it is important for children to have their P.E. kit on the appropriate day.
It is also useful to have an old shirt or T-shirt in school for art / D&T activities to be kept in their locker for the year.
As a school, we strive to help your child to achieve his / her full potential in every area of school life and we all work hard to ensure this happens. In return, we expect the children to apply themselves fully and success should follow. Year 6 is a very challenging and rewarding year for all involved so I am hoping to see great determination to reach for end of year - and primary school - goals.
A few dates:
25th February Fairtrade week begins
1st March Interim reports out to parents
5th March Y56 Badminton festival and competition (9 – 12:25)
6th & 7th March Parents’ evenings
29th March Break up for the EASTER HOLIDAYS.