Welcome to our class page!
Our class are really lucky this year to have the support of several adults. Our class teacher is Miss Davies and we are supported as well by Mrs Bayliss, Mrs McConnell and we share Mrs Moorfield and Miss Bradburn. Mrs Shaw is our lunchtime supervisor and will also help a little in class too.
The school day starts at 8.50am which will begin with registration and arithmetic practise. Please ensure your children arrive promptly as every part of the working day is important and essential for the children's overall education. Children who arrive after 9am will be recorded as late.
Timings of the day aren't as staggered as last year so we will go back to having break at the traditional time of 10.30-10.45 and lunch 12.10-1.00. However please still ensure your child has a good breakfast and is provided with a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables. Additionally, children can bring a reusable water bottle.
Our PE days are every Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Thursday is a whole class PE lesson whereas Mondays the children will be in smaller groups and will alternate between Forest School one week and PE the next. I will let you know which group your child will be in and what uniform they we require via dojos accordingly. or PE, the kit is the same as usual: white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers. For Forest School: children will need warm, waterproof clothes that they can get muddy, a good outdoor coat and a sturdy waterproof pair of shoes.
Reading at home and homework:
Children should be reading daily, they have access to library books as well our new selection of reading books from our reading corner. Children who struggle with reading will still benefit from reading with an adult even though they are now in Year 6. Homework will be a mixture of online learning through education sites (see below) and traditional homework. Children will have the opportunity to read these books towards the end of the day. All children have been given their login details for Readtheory, TTrockstars and Purple Mash - you can also message to ask me if the children are at home and have forgotten.
What are we learning:
In maths this term we are covering place value and moving onto the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). English is linked to our class novel of Holes by Louis Sachar and also our new History topic Crime and Punishment. In PE we are carrying on with boxing and also incorporating outdoor team building activities. Computing we are using Purple Mash to continue to learn coding. Biology is our first science topic and we are learning to classify animals.
Many Year 6s begin to start to walk home alone this year, please let me know if this is the case with your child, for safety reasons I understand that children may wish to bring a mobile phone in for this reason. These must be handed in to me at the start of the day and are stored in a lockable draw.
We communicate through Class Dojo if you need me do not hesitate to drop me a message.