Welcome to Year 6!
Happy New Year!
First of all, I would like to say a massive thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and are ready for an exciting and busy the Spring Term. This Term we will be learning about the Restless Earth - studying volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. In Science we will be discovering facts about light and in ICT we will continue to explore and write code.
Our PE slots for this half-term will be on a Wednesday and Thursday but the children should have their PE kit in school at all times. Wednesday will be Tag-Rugby on the field and we will be swimming again on a Thursday for the first half-term.
The latest Curriculum News will be available on this web page soon and that will outline the topics we will be focusing on in each area of the curriculum during the Spring Term. There continues to be a greater emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar in ALL areas of the curriculum so please encourage children to proof-read all their writing and speak in grammatically correct sentences.
In Year 6, children continue to be encouraged to take responsibility for their personal organisation and need to make sure they come to school well-rested and prepared to learn. Although we will always have resources for children who forget things, I must stress that they need to have a handwriting pen (which can be purchased from Mrs Small for £1.75), at least one pencil, a ruler and a rubber. As drawer space is limited, it is helpful if children have a pencil case with just the essentials.
Parents are asked to continue to read and discuss texts with children and record a minimum of 4 sessions a week in the Reading Record Book, which will be checked on Mondays. Children should have their reading book in school daily. We will visit the Library when required but children will always have the opportunity to change their books.
There will be regular Homework and we often follow up Homework the following day so please ensure your child completes tasks by the given deadlines. Children should write Homework and any reminders in their Homework Diary every day. If there is no Homework they should write “No HW” so parents know they haven’t just forgotten to write it down! Please sign the diaries over the weekend as these will be checked on Monday each week. This is an excellent way to communicate too, so feel free to send any non-urgent messages using it. Diaries should be in school every day.
- Children need to have the correct kit for swimming, indoor and outdoor games lessons. This should include trainers (clean trainers or plimsolls for indoor lessons), black shorts and a house T-shirt. When the weather is colder children can wear jogging bottoms and jumpers outside.
- I remind you that Children are expected to set a good example and look smart at all times as the younger children look up to the Year 6s as role models. Hair should be tied back with plain hair ties and clips of a colour which blends in with school uniform. Ear studs are permitted but nothing else.
More information will follow throughout the year and the talk is this term. If you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer them.
Finally, please continue to share any concerns you may have as it is important to us that your child is happy in school, especially during their final year!
Take a look at our Year 6 WOW! Writing by clicking the link below: