Weeks Two and Three
Thank you to those parents/carers that attended the Meet the Teacher event on Wednesday. Please take a look at the PowerPoint that I have saved onto our Class Page at the bottom of this week's update as well as in our Class Information Star.
We have had a very busy couple of weeks. We have enjoyed reading our class read, Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. We can't wait to find out where Sukie has disappeared to, whether Queenie will welcome Olive and Cliff with open arms and why the lighthouse will be important in the story. We just can't put it down!
We have had great fun in our maths lessons too. We have worked hard to understand big numbers, negative numbers and mental calculations. We have tried to match sums to the strategy we would use to ensure we were quick and efficient in our workings. We worked hard in pairs to achieve this.
How you can help at home...
Support your child with their home learning.
Read with your child and chat about the book they are reading. Look at the recommendation list at the top of this page.
Complete 10 minutes on TTRockstars every day. Also look at the Maths Fluency Star at the top of this page.
Talk to your child about any worries or concerns they have about the current situation. Remember they can also talk to an adult at school.
Week commencing 7th September
It has been wonderful to have the children back in the classroom. The Year Sixes have been wonderful at adapting to the new routines in school and their laughter and enthusiasm for learning have been an absolute delight. Please read below to find out what we have been up to and also how you can help your child at home.
In English we have been studying the wonderful wordless book Journey by Aaron Becker. We have studied the beginning, predicting what it might be about and described some of the pictures in it. We have also created our own version of it, but adding words as well. The children have worked hard to write well, with fantastic vocabulary choices and well chosen sentence structures. Next week, we will be looking at the thoughts of the girl from the book and creating poetry based on The Door by Miroslav Holub (see this link for a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bazJvnuOLMM)
In Maths we have played a whole host of games to reactivate our learning. These have involved place value and multiplication games using playing cards and 0-9 number cards. Please see the photographs below to give you a taste of the fun we have had. We have also familiarised ourselves with large numbers and some of us have become confident with numbers as big as ten million. We will be continuing our journey into number next week and will begin to look at how we can round numbers too. Please look at the Fluency star on our class page for games that you might like to try out at home and don't forget about Times Table Rockstars!
In other areas of the curriculum, we have begun our topic of Light in Science; "The Second World War" in History, "E-Safety" in Computing, "Celebrations and Key Events in Life" in RE, learning about weather vocabulary in French and much, much more.
Reminders: The children have brought home some books to complete homework in. This needs to be handed in on Wednesday, ready to go back out on Friday. Please also remember Give me Ten begin on Monday 14th September. Your children will receive their Reading Record then.
Please look at our photographs below to see some of the fun we have been having since we returned and brought the classroom back to life!
Imagine With All Your Mind. Believe With All Your Heart. Achieve With All Your Might.
Welcome to Year 6
Outdoor P.E will take place on Fridays with Rising Stars. Please come into school wearing your PE kit on Fridays. No need to bring a change of clothes. Homework will be sent home on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday, in order to be marked. Reading books can be taken home on Monday and returned on Thursday - if finished.
Virtual Meet the Teacher Meeting on Wednesday 23rd September at 4.00. (invitations will be sent via email)
Parents consultation evenings: 10th November and 12th November.
Sharing Assembly: Tuesday 6th October
External examination dates (SATs): Monday 10th May and Thursday 13th May.
We look forward to welcoming you.
"A teacher takes a hand. Opens a mind and touches a heart."
Now, let's take a tour of the classroom and look at where you will come into school: