Welcome to Miss Johnstone's Year 6 class
Welcome to Year 6 😊 - 2020-21
Although it is a time of uncertainty, the children have settled back into school very well, it has been nice to see them catch up with friends and show excitement for the year ahead! 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. I am sure we will have lots of fun along the way!
During the afternoon sessions this term, we are going to study electricity in science and our topic this term is ‘The Maya’, I am looking forward to lots of arts and crafts along the way with this! This also ties in nicely with our literacy texts which are ‘The Hero Twins’ and ‘The Chocolate Tree’.
In PE this term we are focusing on game skills, concentrating on netball and football. The children will have P.E. on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon and should come to school dressed in their kit on these days.
Reminder; P.E. kit includes white or red plain T-shirts, black or blue shorts (or tracksuit / jogging bottoms in colder weather) and trainers. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. P.E. is part of the curriculum and it is important for children to remember to come ready in their P.E. kit on the appropriate day.
Homework: This half term, Year 6 will read nightly, 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. Practise their spellings and ensure they can confidently recall times tables facts. 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. New spelling lists will be available on a Friday and will need to be completed by the following Thursday. Links for Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars are at the bottom of the page. Their logins are recorded in their yellow homework diaries as reminders.
Homework diaries should be kept at home to record daily reading out of school, with a signature / comment from someone the children are reading to or with. I will collect the diaries each half term and award prizes for effort with home reading and using our records well.
- Children should arrive at school between 08:55am - 09:05am at our classroom outside entrance. Please avoid being early to avoid queues and the risk of bubbles mixing
- We will finish school promptly at 3:15pm - please maintain social distancing while waiting
- Children only need to bring a coat and a water bottle to school (and obviously a packed lunch if needed) - please avoid bringing bags / pencil cases and any other unnecessary items
- Wear a PE kit to school every Wednesday and Thursday
Our ClassDojo is now up and running so this is a good channel of communication for you to reach me at any point should you need to.
Dates for your diary:
26th - 30th October HALF TERM
18th Dec Last day of term
5th January Back to school
I am looking forward to a fabulous year ahead!