Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
Welcome to year 6! Mrs Fotheringham is the class teacher and she is supported by Miss Nicholas.
In Year 6 we work hard but also have lots of fun! We have high expectations and enjoy a challenge. It is going to be very exciting but challenging year as we get ready for our SATS as well as our next journey into Key Stage 3
Here are a few pieces of information that you will hopefully find useful.
P.E. will be on Thursday afternoons for the first half-term. Children should have a full P.E. kit, in school, every Thursday and, for health and safety reasons, will not be allowed to participate in the lesson if they do not have a kit in school. If they do not have a P.E. kit in school, they will be given a piece of work to do and will be supervised in another classroom.
Reading books will be given out this week. Children should have their reading book in school every day, as they may be asked to read with a member of staff (yes, even in year 6!). As soon as they have finished their reading book, they should hand it in at school (there is a box for finished books to be put) and it will be changed on the same day – there is not a set day for the book to be handed in. Reading with your child, even at year 6, is really important, this includes listening to your child read, discussing what they have read to check understanding of the text and thinking about what might happen next in the story (if it’s fiction). Talk about the characters with your child and their feelings during different parts of the story.
Homework will be given out on a Friday. This will consist of a spelling task, which one week will be learning a set of works to be ‘tested’ on, on a Friday morning and the other week, familiarising themselves with a passage. This ‘dictation’ activity includes the words from the previous week and some other words that follow common letter strings that the children should already be familiar with, to reinforce/revise previous learning. This homework will be collected on a Thursday morning. If the homework is not in school, completed, by Thursday, the child will be expected to stay in class at play/lunchtime, to complete the homework.
The other piece will be a Maths task, which will be an activity that reinforces the learning done in class that week. As with the spelling activity, it should be in school, completed, by Thursday.
Home time arrangements are slightly different now that your child is in year 6 and you have the opportunity to give permission to allow them to walk home on their own. However, for this to happen, we need your written consent and until this is received, your child will need to be collected by a named contact over 16 years old. A separate letter has been sent home tonight with more details about walking home.
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