We would like to welcome you to Year 6. We hope that you have had a brilliant summer holiday and are ready for the busy year ahead!
The Year 6 team is made up of Mrs Cass, Mrs Jones and Mrs Wilkinson.
Here are just some of the things to look forward to in Year 6:
- Sitting on benches (!)
- School residential – Butlins
- Church Schools Festival
- End of year celebrations
We believe that it is in the best interest of the children to create strong links between home and school. As such, please do not hesitate to come and see one of our team if you have any questions or concerns at all.
Here are some of our routines:
Reading – We are keen for all children to develop a love for reading and will be promoting this through our class reading sessions and encouraging the children to read at home as much as possible. The children can read books from home or school and should record in their diaries at least 3 times a week to show they have been reading. Whilst we respect that many Year 6 children read to themselves at home, we ask their parents do acknowledge this by signing their diary, which will be checked on a Monday by an adult.
Spellings – Spellings will be set on a Wednesday and tested on the following Tuesday. This year Year 6 will be trialling the use of Spelling Shed. Further details will be sent to parents in due course.
Homework – Homework books will be sent home on a Wednesday and are due in the following Monday. Homework is currently topic based and the children will be given all the tasks on a sheet at the start of term.(Also available here Year 6 Homework Term 1). They should complete one task each week. Click here for the latest homework sheet. Children should be encouraged to produce work of the same high standard that would be expected in class. A homework award will be given each week.
PE – PE takes place each Wednesday with a sports coach and Friday with the teacher. For PE children are expected to wear a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls when we are indoor, and tracksuit bottoms and trainers when outdoor. Please ensure that girls have long hair tied back and that they have spare socks in their bag for the days they are wearing tights!
Our topics covered in Year 6 are:
Our Current Class Book
We weren’t supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren’t even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.
February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he’s not used to company and he certainly doesn’t want any evacuees.
Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she’s desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
Find out more about the author, Emma Carroll, here: https://emmacarrollauthor.wordpress.com/
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