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Year 6

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term!

We hope you all had a restful Christmas holiday and that the children are ready to get back into their school routine!

We will continue with our theme topic of ‘Leaving a Legacy’ but will move to focus on World War 2. Our writing and DT lessons will link closely with this topic which will deepen the children’s understanding of this period of history.

The children will participate in whole class reading and writing sessions throughout the week. 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 Year 6 curriculum and include focused arithmetic sessions, as well as TT Rockstar’s practice. There will be regular assessments to check for gaps in knowledge and to allow the children to consolidate their skills and knowledge.

In Science, we will learn about ‘Light’ and ‘Classifying Living Things’ – exciting topics which will further enable the children to understand the world around them.

Homework

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. Children are expected to record their daily reading in their reading logs – these should be in school every day and will be checked by an adult on a Tuesday morning.

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. Year 6 adults will be frequently checking how often and for how long children are playing.

Further classroom Information

Children are to come in to school on their PE day in their PE kit. Our current PE day is a Thursday so please wear a full PE kit, including trainers, on Thursdays. 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 that they keep hydrated. They are welcome to refill this throughout the day.

We will, as always, do our best to ensure that the children have a happy, productive and successful time at Sacred Heart.

Please email any questions/queries to schooloffice@sacredheart.peterborough.sch.uk. These can then be forwarded to us and we can reply/make a phone call if needed.

Thank you for your continued support – we are very much looking forward to the term ahead.                       

Mrs Matsutani and the Year Six Team.