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24th April 19
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Draco Class

Welcome to Year 6

Also known as...

Draco Class




Welcome to Year 6!

Spring 2 Half Term

The children have got off to a flying start so far this year, with lots of excellent learning taking place. The children now need to demonstrate a superb work ethic, and this will ensure that they continue to make lots of progress as we move towards SATs in May.

English and maths homework will be given out each week and more information about this will be provided through Class Dojo. As well as this please could you ensure your child either reads independently or you listen to your child read during each week.

Please make sure that a full P.E. kit is in school at all times and that all items are named. P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday this half term. Alongside this we will also be encouraging the children to participate in the Daily Mile.

This half term Draco class will be studying:

Solving algebra problems and developing their mental maths skills along with strategies to solve arithmetic questions. 

Week 1 - focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar skills through the Y6 play.
Non-fiction unit on information text hybrid.


Mrs Melvin, Mrs Twigg and Mrs Taylor (and Mr Pedder, our maths governor) will be teaching Y6 for the first week, whilst I am finishing my paternity leave.  

Key dates for Y6 this half term

25-2-19 Online safety day
26-2-19 Fire Service Child Safety
6-3-19 Year 5 & 6 Liverpool Philharmonic Trip
7-3-19 Primary Maths Challenge at Garstang
12-3-19 & 19-3-19 Bikeability

To see further information on the subjects and content we will be covering this half term please see the curriculum overview.

I hope that this will be a fantastic half term for all the children. Please feel free to come into school if there are any problems or anything which you wish to discuss with me.



Staff in Draco Class

Class Teacher: Mr D. Giles
Teaching Assistant: Mrs H. Twigg
PPA Teaching: Mrs D. Taylor

*We are always looking for parent /grandparent volunteers to help with reading and classroom jobs, even a couple of hours a week is a huge help, with the promise of tea, coffee and biscuits!  Please contact if you are interested in helping us in class.*

Our Topics

This year we will be studying the following five topics:

Autumn 1: Blitz and Pieces
Autumn 2: Happily Ever After?
Spring 1: Ancient Egypt
Summer: Let the Games Begin!

Reading Books / Library Books

Your child will continue to have access to reading books either from the school library or from class. Children should be aiming to read every night if possible as reading is vital to the whole curriculum.

Reading, Writing, Reflection and Design Areas:

We have a dedicated reading area in class with a wide selection of new books.

There is a writing area for two children to work at for extra work on things such as sentence structure, handwriting and SPAG.

We have a reflection area where the children are allowed to spend time reflecting upon anything that has happened in class or at home that week.

We have also recently added an art and design table for the children to use to sketch, paint and build 3D structures.

Before and After School

At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.40 – 8.55) the children will have different maths, reading and writing activities to complete throughout the year. During our first half term we will have a push on times tables, the children will be able to play games and activities to improve their times tables fluency.

At the end of each school day (3.15 pm) the children will wait until they see who is collecting them, and strictly must not leave through the gate until they are told to do so. If you are happy for your child to walk home on their own please contact the office.

General Reminders

The children will be doing PE twice a week.  Please ensure that your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) in school at all times (and all clearly labelled).

The children may also bring in their own water bottles from in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.


I hope that this will be an enjoyable year for all the children. Please feel free to come into school if there are any problems or anything which you wish to discuss with me.


Thank you for visiting our class page.

Mr D. Giles