Welcome to our class page!
Our class are really lucky this year to have the support of several adults. Our class teacher is Mrs Duckworth and we are supported as well by Mrs Bayliss and Miss Bradburn. We will also welcome back the return of Mrs Harrison who will be joining us and working with a small group of children outside of the classroom supporting them to achieve their targets. 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 have got back to the original timetable. Break is at the traditional time of 10.30-10.45 and lunch 12.10-12.50. 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 Friday afternoon. Our current topic is circuits before we move onto to Dance in a few weeks. Children still require a full PE kit: white top and black short or joggers and spare trainers.
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. Children have access and logins to these three sites which they can use for continuous practise. You are also welcome to get your children SATs practise books, we recommend CGP SATs revision books.
SATs boosters will be running on Monday and Tuesday after school 3.15 - 4.30. Children will require an extra snack and drink for this extra period of time.
SATS week is week commencing 9th May
What are we learning:
We are currently finishing off our 'The World' topic this included Learning about Ancient Greeks in history; Southern Europe and modern Greece in geography and Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and inheritance in science. We have recently written a biography for Charles Darwin. Our current pieces are a balanced argument on selective breeding and a travel brochure/persuasive brochure of visiting Greece. In maths we are coming to the end of our fractions topic.
Once we have started the topic, I will add a picture of our new topic web.
From the 17th March we will move onto our next topic 'How it all Works'. Here we will be focusing on electricity and light in science plus volcanoes in geography. In reading we will be focusing on inference and SATs style questions and maths finishing of as much as possible in between SATs practice.
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 will be stored in a lockable drawer.
We communicate through Class Dojo if you need me do not hesitate to drop me a message.