Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and enjoyed the break.
I’m certain the Year 6 children will continue to work hard in 2017 and all make the progress they are capable of. We have had a number of discussions about how important it is to try our best at all times, even if some things are a little tricky! The children have lots of full workbooks to be proud of. Well done.
During the afternoon sessions we will start work on our science topic, ‘Electricity’ as well as continuing our main topic which is the ‘Rivers, Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes’ for the duration of the first half of Spring Term before moving onto our next topic - WWII. For further details about our topics please have a look at our newsletters which you will find at the bottom of this page. It would be great if children could remember to bring an old shirt in for ‘cover-up’ during messy activities. Some children have this organised.
Children in year 6 will be given homework each Monday, to be returned on Thursday. Homework will include reading each evening, learning multiplication tables, spellings and a literacy or maths activity. I would appreciate if you could support your child to plan 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. Children should record daily reading and anything else they need to remember in their yellow homework diaries and this can be used as a channel of communication between school and home. Children are encouraged to be independent and responsible for their homework and handing it in on time throughout the school, but this is definitely good practice for year 6 as they approach secondary school!
PE lessons in 6LM are on both a Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning so children will need to remember their kit on these days. Just as a little reminder, kit includes a white or red plain T-shirt, black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. It is important for children to have their PE kit so we are able to provide them with a healthy, active curriculum.
A variety of after school clubs will be on offer during the spring term and a letter will be sent out to children and parents giving the details of each. If your child is interested, they are very welcome to put their name forward to join any or all of these. All clubs end at 16:15 so collection of children can be coordinated if you have children attending different clubs on the same evening.
Dates for your diary:
4th January Inset Day
5th January Children return to school
9th January Gym club for Y56 (runs for 6 weeks + competition)
21st January Sands Football Competition
23rd – 26th January ‘Bikeability’ training will take place for year 5 and some 6 children
7th February Gym Competition at William Howard School – 9am
13th – 17th February Assessment week
16th February Swimming Gala at The Pools in Carlisle – 1pm start
20th – 24th February HALF TERM
27th – 3rd Feb/Mar Whole school book week – pirate theme!
8th March Carlisle Gym Competition – second round
25th March Lanercost Cross Country – 10am start
30th March Y5/6 Badminton and Trampolining Festival @ WHS 3:45 – 5pm
7th April Break up for the EASTER HOLIDAYS.