Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class
I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed the festivities.
Our first history topic of the new year is the Victorians. We will be exploring homes, jobs, inventions and toys to name but a few areas we will study and will enjoy a visit to Tullie House in February to enhance our learning. In science, we have just finished learning about inheritance and evolution and we are now moving on to classifying living things.
Homework will continue to be handed out each 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. Well done to those children who check at the beginning of the week to see if they need any help to complete it and ask me before a Thursday morning!
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. 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.
I am already very impressed with the number of children showing me their records with parent comments - well done! Reading each night for just 20 minutes is proven to impact attainment massively - it really is an important part of homework and we do ask that parents actively engage with their child's reading to help support them.
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.
This term we are completing PE units on gymnastics and dance and have a specialist coach in next half term to teach cricket.
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.
7th January Children return to school
13th January Gym club starts for children who have received texts
20th – 24th January ‘Bikeability’ training will take place for year 5 and some 6 children
22nd January Gym Festival at William Howard School
29th January Gym Competition in Carlisle
6th February Swimming Gala at The Pools in Carlisle – 1pm start (Year 6)
11th February Safer Internet Day
11th February Year 6 trip to Tullie House
14th February Mid-year reports out to parents
17th – 21st February HALF TERM
26th February Parents' Evening
27th February Parents' Evening
27th March Break up for the EASTER HOLIDAYS.