Welcome to Y6
I hope you all had an excellent Summer. Mrs Heath, Mrs Vandenberg, Mrs Barnett and I can’t wait to hear all about it!
***TRIP: Day one will kick off with an eye-opening experience to start our first topic of the year off with the level of enthusiasm we mean to go on with – we hope you’re ready! Make sure you remember your packed-lunch, coats and (due to recent wet weather) wear your own clothes that you don't mind getting a little muddy during our trip to the Habitat Survival Trust on Tuesday 5th September.
Year 6 will be taught by Mrs Heath every Monday afternoon – Mrs Heath is very much a part of the Year 6 team so you will also see her on every Year 6 trip as well as taking part in our assemblies and any other lessons that she finds too interesting to miss!
PE lessons will take place on the same day each week (day TBC this week... check back here for updates) so please ensure that your kit is in school and stays in school throughout the week just in case we need a change of footwear or clothing for particular lessons.
This half term Art lessons will fall mainly on a Friday. If you have an old t-shirt (it doesn’t have to be yours, maybe ask parents/guardians for an old one of theirs so it covers more of your uniform!) please bring one of these in as soon as possible.
Please make sure you bring in a water bottle that you can take home each day, wash out and bring back – drinking water is really important!
Pencil cases are not required in the classroom - everybody will have their own pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter etc. These a neatly packed away in a pencil pot on each table to save space, but please feel free to bring your pencil case to school and keep it in your bag ready for wet play times, lunch times or golden time!
Your child will receive a list of Home Learning Projects from which they can choose 4 to complete throughout the half term. These will be displayed on our ‘Home Learning’ board just outside the classroom.
As in previous years St Patrick’s will be providing your child with Homework books again this year. Year 6 homework is set up slightly differently to other year groups.
Monday – Reading Book and English task
Tuesday – Reading Book and Maths task
Wednesday – Reading Book and English task
Thursday – Reading Book and Maths task
Friday/Weekend – 10minuites reading per day; 10 minutes learning spellings per day; 10 minutes revising times-tables per day and lots of family time
This year we are starting a new reading challenge! We encourage children to read every evening, but we know this can be tricky sometimes. Reading at home can happen in the car on the journey home, during time set aside at home to read with your child or they can even read to themselves. PLEASE make sure you comment in their reading record to evidence the fact that they have read at home. Children who read (and have evidence of this in reading records) a minimum of 3 times a week throughout the whole school year will receive a very special reading award: The award for each year group is slightly different - so that means there are 7 to collect in total... I wondered if any children in Reception can collect all 7 by the time they leave in Year 6?
Please regularly check our class page for the latest information, photos of our learning and helpful documents for adults and yourselves.
See you on Tuesday!
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