Welcome to Year 6
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Welcome to Year 6!
First of all I would like to wish everyone a happy new year; hopefully everyone has had a fantastic Christmas and is looking forward to the new term. Last half term it was great to see lots of you at the KS2 Christmas concert and I enjoyed talking to you about your child at parents’ afternoon/evening last week.
We will be starting our new topic which is ‘It’s All Greek To Me!’ and we have lots of activities and events to look forward to in the next few weeks.
Tuesday 8th January: School opens for Spring 1
Monday 14th January: Role Play Day
Wednesday 15th January: Parents Evening (1pm - 7pm).
Monday 21st January: BIG Write
Monday 28th January: BIG Read
Wednesday 30th January: Coffee Morning
Friday 4th February: Fair Trade Tuckshop
Friday 5th February: National Safer Internet Day
Thursday 7th February: School Discos
Thursday 7th and 8th February: Art Days
Thursday 14th February: Copp's Got Talent
Friday 15th February: Non-Uniform Day and Break Up at 3.15pm
Monday 25th Febraury: School opens for Spring 2
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 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