Welcome back, we cannot believe it is spring term already. We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and look forward to hearing all about your child’s Christmas.
CLICK HERE for a practise and revision guide for Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary.
There has been a slight change to our support staff this term as Mrs Powell will be joining us from year 3 and Mrs Birchall will be going to support year 3. We welcome Mr Nicholls, who will be teaching in class 21 on a Friday.
Attached is an updated timetable for this term. Due to the forthcoming SATs in May, we have increased whole class reading to 2 sessions a week and added in a SPAG lesson. We will carry on with Science and ART/DT this term and then double up history and geography in summer term to ensure your child has a balanced curriculum.
For more details about our learning this term please click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
Purple creative homework books will continue in summer term due to weekly/fortnightly homework commencing.
Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing a reading journal will change to a fortnightly basis. Like last term, they must be handed to the class teacher or teaching assistant to mark, books will then be able to be changed and the process can begin again. We will then be sending out weekly comprehensions on a Monday for your child to complete for the following Monday.
Children will also receive fortnightly Maths and SPAG homework (alternative weeks) in order to apply skills taught in lessons. We appreciate that this might seem a lot for the children however; we want to ensure we are providing the best opportunities to take the time to revise at home. Revision books will also be able to be purchased in the next few weeks.
Phonics will be ability set across Year 6 and will take place once per week. Your child may be with a different teacher for this. Children will be told their group for phonics later this week. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Thursday, to be tested on the following Thursday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher which are related to their age, these will also be given out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.
Our PE sessions will usually be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday for all classes.
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days.
Our residential has already been booked (July 2019) to Laches Wood. We are looking forward to taking the children and there are a couple of spaces remaining if you wish for your child to attend. CLICK HERE for details of Year 6 Residential to Laches Wood.
Just a reminder about booster sessions starting next week. A separate letter highlighting where/who your child’s session is with has been sent out already. A SATs meeting will also take place in the next few weeks with more details to follow.
This is a very important term for the children and we look forward to excellent progress being made. If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.
Mrs Tromans (Year Leader) Mrs McWilliams Miss Hubble
Class 21 Class 20 Class 19