Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class
Welcome to the third and final term of this academic year. I hope you have all had a fun break and enjoyed the very sunny bank holiday!
I must say a HUGE well done and thank you to those children who completed the Easter homework and brought it in the first Monday back. Also well done to those children who continue to complete a little of their homework each night during the week it is set and ask if they are unsure of anything so that it is ready to be handed in each Thursday – this is fantastic preparation for secondary school life! Good for you!
This term, as with the previous two terms, 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.
This summer, the children are faced with yet another action-packed term. During the afternoon sessions this term, we are going to be completing our unit of work, ‘Living things and classification’ in science and moving onto World War 2 in History – a topic we have all been excited about starting. I’m sure the children will thoroughly enjoy all of the activities they are faced with in the coming weeks.
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.