Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class
Welcome back to the autumn term 2019!
I hope you have had a fantastic summer and enjoyed being out and about in the little sunshine that we had! The children have returned looking very smart and seem eager to learn - a great start to Year 6.
This year, we are very lucky to have Mrs Watson supporting us in the mornings during maths and literacy lessons, and Mrs Jackson in the afternoons for our foundation subjects.
Our first history topic of the year is Maya Civilisation. As part of this we will also learn about the geography of America and compare this to the UK, and volcanoes and earthquakes. In science, we have started our electricity unit of work and we will then move on to learning about the circulatory system and keeping healthy.
This year, as in Year 5, 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 a red homework book to work in and a reading record to note the book they are currently reading, with any page numbers and comments, along with anything else they need to remember. I am already very impressed with the number of children showing me their records with parent comments - well done! The children have also recorded their log in details for 'Spelling Shed' and 'TT Rockstars' in here so that they can practise at home as part of homework tasks.
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.
Dates for the diary:
Friday 15th November Children in Need - non-uniform
Tuesday 10th December Y56 Christmas performances (afternoon and evening)
Thursday 12th December Trip to Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Tuesday 17th December KS2 Christmas party
Wednesday 18th December Christmas Dinner
Thursday 19th December Christmas Carol Service
Friday 20th December Break up for the Christmas Holidays