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Welcome to Class 6!

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our Class page.  Below is the information that you received at the beginning of the term - I've popped it here for handy reference!

P.E

The days for P.E. could change depending on timetable priorities and weather. I’d like the children to have their kit on Monday and to leave it in school until Friday. The kit should also be school kit – red or white t-shirt, black shorts, joggers/leggings for winter (any colour), sports trainers, hoody/sweater for winter (not school jumper), preferably spare socks. Also, no jewellery to be worn – that includes earrings, your child needs to be able to remove these her/himself please.

Classroom Equipment

The children will all be given a pen, pencil, ruler, whiteboard pen etc so won’t need to bring an enormous pencil case to school! I’m happy for them to bring their own pencil crayons/felt tips if they would like to.

Homework

The children will get homework on Friday – this will mainly be mymaths (a letter will follow containing your child’s logon details for this). Sometimes, however, they will have a different task to do which will be completed in their yellow homework book. Each child will get weekly spellings to learn for a test on Friday.

Reading

Reading will be a major focus for the class this year as the National Expectations have been raised significantly. As a guide, the Y6 expectation is to be able to read between 100 and 120 words per minute AND understand the content – you could have a go with your child to see if they can do this! I would really appreciate your support to continue encouraging your child to read at least 4 times a week and to read a substantial amount in 20-30 minutes. They don’t need to read aloud to you but should be able to answer questions on the text. In class we will all be reading the same text together (starting with Alice in Wonderland) and your child will be sharing a copy of the book with another pupil. So that we can proceed through at a reasonable rate, your child will bring the book home on 2 days (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and they will need to read the relevant pages set before the following day. They will also need to bring the book back into school the next day so that their partner can do their reading homework – this is imperative otherwise the setup will fail! Perhaps get your child into the habit of always putting the book back into their school bag!

 

Our launch day was fun! The pictures below show the children sketching Galapagos animals and pond dipping.  We also did some map work and researched animal life cycles.