Welcome to Year 6
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Welcome to Year 6!
I hope you and your child have had a good summer and are looking forward to coming back to school and starting an exciting year.
Y6 will involve a lot of hard work to ensure that the children reach their potential, however there will also be lots of opportunities for interesting and exciting activities both inside and outside of school.
Year 6 in many ways is about getting ready for high school and to help the children get themselves ready each of them will be given a job within school that will be their responsibility. They must ensure that it is completed properly and to a high standard. The children will also be asked to be buddies for the new reception children as they settle into school.
Autumn 2 Important Dates
Monday 5th November: School opens for Autumn 2
Monday 12th November: Online Safety Day
Wednesday 14th November: Children in Need and parent target meeting
Friday 16th November: BIG READ / Role Play Day
Monday 19th November: BIG WRITE
Thursday 22nd November: Afternoon Tea and Family Afternoon
Monday 3rd December: KS2 Dress Rehearsal
Monday 4th December: Age UK Choir
Monday 4th and 5th December: KS2 Christmas Concerts
Friday 7th December: Christmas Crafts and Christmas Bingo
Tuesday 11th December: KS1 Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 12th December: KS1 Nativity (1.30pm)
Thursday 13th December: KS1 Nativity (6.00pm)
Monday 17th December: Whole School Panto
Tuesday 18th December: Christmas Lunch
Wednesday 19th December: KS1 and KS2 Christmas Discos with DJ Holty and MC Jones
Thursday 20th December: Christmas Parties and Games (Non-uniform - Christmas clothes)
Friday 21st December: Non-Uniform Day (£1 each) and Break Up at 2pm for Christmas
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 email@example.com if you are interested in helping us in class.*
This year we will be studying the following five topics:
Autumn 1: Blitz and Pieces
Autumn 2: Happily Ever After?
Spring 1: Ancient Egypt
Spring 2: Local News
Summer: Shiver me Timbers!
Maths and English Targets
The Year 6 children have maths and English targets. Please ask your child their current targets as they should know them.
The children will receive homework on a Friday. I would ask that the children attempt the homework independently but please support if needed.
Reading Books / Library Books
Your child will continue to be given reading book either from the school library or from the reading schemes. 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.
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.
We will visit Tower Wood between Wednesday 24th October and Friday 26th October. Please contact school if you have any questions.
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