Welcome to Class 6!
Miss Pearson and Mrs Britton are your child’s class teachers this year. Year 6 is all about the children enjoying their last year in primary school and starting secondary school as prepared as possible.
The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 3:05pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the top of the yard.
In year 5 and 6, children are allowed to leave the classroom without an adult. If you would like your child to be able to leave school without an adult, you will need to fill in a form at the office.
If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself then you must inform the office staff or the classroom teacher.
Our learning so far
So far, Year 6 have learned all about World War Two in the Autumn Term, followed by Charles Darwin and his discoveries in the Spring Term. They were absolutely fascinated by our visit to Eden Camp, War Memorial Museum and learnt some truly fascinating facts to bring back to school and enhance our learning in the classroom. We LOVED reading Goodnight Mr Tom, as it gave us a real insight into what life was like for a child who was evacuated during World War Two.
Our current topic is Europe and beyond followed by Coasts. We hope that this will prepare us for our residential visit to Scarborough on the East Coast, where we will closely study coastal formation, the tourist industry and also visit the famous Whitby Abbey where our class novel Room 13 is set- hopefully, we won’t have the same encounters as the students in the story did!
PE – Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that children have both an indoor and an outdoor PE kit. We recommend that your child has their PE kit in school all week, just in case we manage to sneak an extra session in!
Homework – Homework is handed out each week. Miss Pearson sets literacy/ SPAG tasks every Wednesday (when possible) and this is due in on the following Monday and then Mrs Britton sets Maths/ Arithmetic tasks every Thursday (again, when possible) and this is due in on the following Thursday. Please ensure that you do your homework at home as it ensures that you get extra practice. It’s so important!
Also, you will be able to choose a levelled book from the school library to read at home, you can however also choose to read your own books from home. We encourage reading to take place every day where possible because good readers, make good writers and ultimately, we want all of you to reach your full potential.
Revision guides – all Year 6 children have been given a study guide. This can be used to pre-learn maths and support with homework. You will really need it on the run up to SATs!
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
In Year 6, many children have access to social media accounts. The following link has some guidelines for parents regarding safety online and privacy features. There are many hidden features on social media, so it is always worth being ‘clued up’ with what your child is using and accessing.