Welcome to Year Six! I am really looking forward to the year ahead with you all!
Firstly, I hope you all had a great summer and that you still managed to have some fun despite the strange times that we are living in!
This term we will be working on some targeted areas that we need to, in order to catch-up a little as well as starting lots of new learning.
Over the term, the children will participate in whole class reading sessions.
Weekly spelling sessions will continue. Please note, there will be no weekly ‘set’ words for the children to practise, but instead they will have a weekly random spelling test based on the rules studied in class.
Maths lessons will follow the revised Year 6 curriculum and include focused arithmetic sessions as well as TT Rockstars practice.
In school our main topic is ‘Crime and Punishment’. Within this, Year 6 will be learning about ‘Invaders’ (Anglo Saxons and Vikings) and later on ‘The Titanic’. I am so so excited to teach these topics to you all – you’re going to love them!
There is an expectation that children will read at home daily either with an adult or independently. At the moment children are reading in school but not necessarily with an adult. Due to the current situation we are currently not using reading logs so please encourage your child to still keep up with their reading.
All children have their login details for TT Rockstars. They should continue to improve their rapid recall of multiplication facts using this. Quick recall of times tables is integral to the children’s arithmetic success this year.
Further classroom Information
At the moment we are asking children to come in to school on their PE day in their PE kit. We will update this when necessary. Our current PE day is a Monday so please wear a full PE kit including trainers on Mondays. Please also ensure that children have a spare set of shoes in school at all times (wellies are fine) as the children will be playing on the field still during the winter months. These spare shoes should be different from their PE shoes.
Please ensure children come to school each day with a clear water bottle so they keep hydrated. They are welcome to refill this throughout the day.
We will, as always, work our hardest to ensure that the children have a happy, productive and successful Year 6 which we are sure they will.
As we are not ‘meeting’ at the current time, please email any questions/ queries to firstname.lastname@example.org These can then be forwarded to us and we can reply/ make a phone call if needed.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Spaven and the Year Six Team.