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Year 6 2019-20

Welcome back to Year 6! The class teachers this year continue to be Mr Ridley and Mrs Cooper. In addition, Mrs Clark and Miss Gould will be teaching English and Mrs John will be teaching Maths. The Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Jeffryes, Ms Harper, Mrs Clark and Mrs Bird. We are looking forward to teaching your children and supporting them through this challenging yet rewarding term!

This term we will be continuing to study World War 2 and are looking forward to moving on to Harry Potter after February half term.  As part of this topic we are visiting the Warner Brothers Studio Tour on the 24th of March. During this exciting trip we will be embarking on many activities: a golden snitch hunt, wand choreography, riding a broomstick and a film production lesson. In class we will construct our own wands, generate character descriptions and create Harry Potter inspired art work based on Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’.

Reading

It is essential that your child reads at home at least three times a week. For meeting this challenge, your child will be rewarded with the opportunity to receive Well Dones and Team Points.

Reading Café will continue this term. Year six’s Reading Café will take place on Wednesday the 5th of February from 2.30pm to 3pm in the small hall. Children will not be able to leave school prior to the end of the afternoon.

Homework

Homework started the week commencing 6th January. Children will receive Maths and English homework every week. English will be set on a Monday and handed in on Wednesday. Maths will be set on a Wednesday and due in on a Friday. During the second half of Spring Term, children will be given grammar revision booklets which will replace English homework. A letter will follow with additional information regarding the purchase of revision guides.

Spellings

Spellings are part of the homework policy. They will be set and tested on a weekly basis. Children have been provided with a spelling book in which they are expected to practise their spellings daily. Additionally, children can also practise on Spelling Shed. Spellings are handed out and tested each Friday.

Homework Club

This club runs after school from 3.00-3.30pm and Year 6 children are welcome to attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays to complete homework whilst still at school.

Year 6 WOW Moments!

World War Two Day

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Percy Jackson

Trips

Harry Potter Trip 24th March 2020 – children need to be in school by 7am ready for the coach to depart at 7.15am.

Upcoming Events (Letters to follow)

12th February - E-Safely Meetings for parents.

25th February – Pancake Tossing

5th March – Book Week dressing up day.

13th March – Sport Relief.

Times Tables Awards

Please encourage children to practise their times tables at home as they are the foundation of the Year 6 curriculum. Each child has a Times Tables Rock Stars login that can be accessed at home as well as school.

They can also work towards achieving their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum awards where a range of treats are available.

Attendance

It is really important that your child attends school every day. Please ensure that you arrive with plenty of time in the morning. Our doors close at 8.55am. After this time children will need to come through the office to be marked in and unfortunately receive a late mark.

Clubs

KS2 clubs will commence on the week beginning the 20th of January.

Forest School

The children will participate in Forest School sessions on Thursdays. Dates were sent out in a previous letter. The children will need to bring in old clothes and wellies as they will be out in all weathers. 

P.E

P.E is on Tuesdays (inside) and Thursdays (outside). Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school at all times and that it is clearly labelled. Please ensure that earrings are not worn on P.E days. Long hair must also be tied back. PE kit should consist of a red or white t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls/trainers and jogging bottoms and a sweater for outside PE. We will also be ‘walking a mile’ on Monday Mornings.

Healthy Snacks

Just to remind you we are a healthy school and we encourage children to eat a healthy lunch. Please no fizzy drinks or chocolate bars. Every child in Key Stage Two can purchase a healthy snack from the tuck trolley.

Children’s University

We continue to offer a variety of clubs so children can collect their University hours. A club list will be coming out soon so children can sign up.

Uniform

A friendly reminder that school trousers NOT JEANS must be black and leggings must not be worn without a skirt.