Welcome to Year 6
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Welcome to Year 6!
Hello to everybody in Draco Class and all of the parents. I hope that you have all had an enjoyable Easter break and everyone is safe and well!
As we are still working from home during this lockdown period we will hopefully continue from where we left off before the break. I will post maths, reading, writing, spag and spelling daily as well as topic/science work for the week. This will be ready to access by 8.30am every school day. This will also be posted as a PDF on Class Dojo (Draco: Class Story).
I hope you all feel like you have had a successful home learning experience so far. I'm really proud of how quickly you’ve adapted to posting online and produced some amazing work. Keep it up Year 6!
GENERAL Y6 INFORMATION
Staff in Draco Class
Class Teacher: Mr D. Giles
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us in class.*
This year we will be studying the following five topics:
Autumn 1: Made In China
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.
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