Classes 13 and 14
Our Staff Team :
Teachers : Miss Woods teaches in class 13 and Mr Crew in class 14.
Teaching Assistants : Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs O’Connell. Our Teaching Assistants are Mr Dade and Mrs Fisk.
Weekly Update – 11.01.2019
Welcome back everyone, we hope that you all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break. It is so lovely to see the children back and refreshed from their break and ready for a new term!
Mr Brooks, Miss Woods and Mrs O’Connell would like to thank you for the kind Christmas gifts.
Just a reminder as mentioned in the last newsletter, to please take extra care around the school over the next few weeks as there will be scaffolding up to facilitate the work being carried out on the new school roof. This should not affect any access or play areas as they will be working on sections at a time.
We would like to welcome our new pupils and teaching staff and are all looking forward to a busy Spring Term with the children and wish you all a very happy New Year.
As we are sure you are aware, this term will largely focus on preparing the children for the SAT assessments they will sit in May this year. To help with this, the school have purchased revision guides for each child. Each week, we will set pages from these to be completed as homework. It is vital that the children complete these in a timely manner, as we will go through these during lesson time to address any misconceptions. Not only will they be used for homework, they may also be used during lessons; it is important that children have these in school each day.
We will set homework on a weekly basis, as follows:
Friday: Spellings and Times tables
Children will have a week to complete each piece of homework.
This week we have only set the following:
- Reading Comprehension- Fiction. Pg 2 – 11
The children have all been given their new logins for ‘Times Tables Rockstars’. A link to the website can be found in the ‘Learning Links’ section of the school website. We would like each child to check their login works and begin to explore the program by trying out a few of the games on offer. We will begin setting specific weekly tasks from next week.
A few alterations have been made to the timetable, meaning that our P.E sessions now take place on Wednesday (Indoor ) and Thursday (Outdoor). Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school for these sessions, and a bag for muddy trainers. A reminder that if your child cannot take part for whatever reason, please let us know in writing through either writing in your child’s planner, Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing a note.
Finally, an exciting week has been planned for the children in culmination for our World War 2 topic. This will take place week commencing 11th February. The children are able to dress up in period costume throughout the week to further enhance their experience. Please do not feel the need to spend excessive time and money on sourcing multiple costumes! Within this week, the children will make their own shoebox model of an Anderson Shelter. With this in mind, please begin collecting suitable materials for your child to create their model. These should be bought into school no earlier than Monday 11th February, thank you.
Example materials include:
Shoe boxes, cereal boxes, corrugated card, lollypop sticks, tissue paper, polystyrene, bubble wrap etc.
Have a lovely weekend,
What a productive first full week back we have had in Year 6! The children have come back after Christmas ready to learn with a fantastic attitude: we have already begun a piece of assessed writing!
We have been particularly impressed with the way the children have approached their new SATs books this week. Everyone has completed their homework in a timely manner and to a good standard – long may this continue!
As a reminder, please encourage your child to ensure that all books are in school every day, as they will occasionally be used during lessons.
The homework for this week is:
Reading: Non- Fiction: pgs 2-11 Due: Thurs 17th
Maths: Practice workbook: pgs 12-15 Due: Tues 15th
Spellings have been set today Due: Friday 18th
We will be looking next Friday to ensure everyone has been logging onto Times Tables Rockstars and regularly practising through playing the games. The games have been tailored for each child, so that they are tested on the Times tables we feel they need to work on. This is will adjusted when needed, throughout the year.
This week we have started a new set of past SATs papers to better prepare the children for May. Again, we have been extremely impressed with the calm and mature way in which they have approached these. We hope that this positive attitude will continue, as the more we are able to practise, the more prepared and confident the children will be. We will be completing some English past SAT papers early next week. We will be using the data from this set of papers and those from before Christmas ourselves to assess any gaps in knowledge which we will focus on, but may also use them to ensure all children are supported in the correct Maths and English groups. This may mean that some children will be moving between groups.
We have noticed that some children have not been reading regularly at home and this is impacting the rate in which they are taking Accelerated Reader quizzes and their performance in reading comprehensions. Please encourage your child to read regularly at home as this will benefit both them in their reading comprehension and also their writing.
Finally, as previously mentioned, P.E days this term are on Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor). Please ensure your children are prepared with warm clothing (which you don’t mind them getting muddy), and a plastic bag for muddy shoes for the outdoor sessions.
We hope you have a relaxing weekend after a busy first week back!
The Year 6 Teaching Team
and Mr Crew
YEAR 6 Team