Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class
I hope you all had a fantastic summer break - the children certainly seemed to have enjoyed their adventures and I have learned all about their escapades in literacy this week.
Our first topic for the autumn term is 'Vikings' so our afternoon sessions (and literacy sessions) will involve lots of work linked to this. In science, we are studying 'Materials and their properties' and we will be trying our hand at learning the ukulele too! It's all go! Further details of our units of work can be found on our newsletter.
The children in Year 6 have P.E. (netball and football this term) 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 white or red plain T-shirts (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.
Each week, your child will be given some homework which will include reading each evening, learning the multiplication tables, spellings and a literacy or maths activity. 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 their homework and handing it in on time. All of the children have a yellow homework diary in which they should record the book they are currently reading and anything else they need to remember. Feel free to use this diary as a channel of communication between home and school should you wish to.
We really are off to a flying start already this term, with the children demonstrating great determination and perseverance, particularly in maths and impressing me with their positive outlooks for the year ahead - thank you Year 6!
Just a few dates:
Monday 4th Sept: School starts
Monday 11th Sept: Tullie House Viking assembly for Y5 & 6
Tuesday 26th Sept: KS2 Netball tournament @ WHS
Wednesday 27th Sept: 'Meet the teacher' - details to follow
9th - 13th Oct: Assessment Week for Y5 & 6
17th - 20th Oct: Annual Residential to Hawse End (Y56)
23rd - 27th Oct: HALF TERM