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Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back! I have created a pack of everything you might need to know about your child’s time in my class.
As you are probably aware, Year 6 is a very important year, with a considerable amount of work to get through. Year 5 is also important, and these children will be well prepared ready for Year 6! We will spend the first few weeks getting back into the swing of things and getting used to new routines, but as the work load begins to increase, we will give your child the help and support that they will need in order to make as much academic process as possible. This year we have a mixed class of Year 6 and Year 5, supported by myself, Mrs Wallace, Ms Randall and Mrs Childe as a 1:1 Support Teaching Assistant in the mornings. Mrs Wallace will teach the children PSHE, Spellings and Handwriting on a Monday afternoon and Ms Randall will teach the class all foundation subjects every Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday.
In English and Maths, children will be set individual targets from a close analysis of Year 4 and 5 end of year tests or initial assessment. High expectations and a positive approach to our enriched curriculum will be evident throughout. Children will continue to work on closing those final gaps due to lockdown learning during 2020-2021
Our theme for this term will be ‘The Groovy Greeks’, taking a historical journey way back into Ancient History. English and foundation subjects will all be linked to this; we will be doing lots of work on Greek Myths and foundation studies based around the Olympics. The coverage for this topic can be found on the website. Our class book that most pupils will be reading and studying is, ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans, who will also be our class author. If your child already has this book or would like to buy it, it makes whole class guided reading a lot more fun for them to use their own book!
The Reading Challenge will continue, where children will have an opportunity to win a book at the end of the half term if they complete their challenge grid; the child who reads the most each week will also receive a certificate in Assembly so make sure Reading Records are up to date and signed and encourage your child to read at home as much as possible. Reading Records will be checked every Thursday.
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. Children will receive football lessons from Kidderminster Harriers on a Tuesday afternoon and will be taking part in Dancefest pilot programme called BOOST on Thursday afternoons. Ms Randall will be teaching Booktalk, Computing, Science and Art/DT. Mrs Wallace will also give the children opportunities for discussion particularly focussed on family and friendships during PSHE/SMSC. A breakdown of the timetable for this half term is attached with this letter.
Children may bring their own stationery in a pencil case, which can stay in their desk. They are old enough to be responsible for their own property. As they are the oldest children in the school, I expect them to set a good example to all those younger than them in everything that they do.
Homework will be given on a Tuesday and expected to be completed by the Friday. Children will be given a workbook that they are expected to look after. If you wish to give your child more homework, I highly recommend the CPD book range for SATs revision! I have also set your child up on Prodigy – a maths game where I am able to set tasks specific to our lesson objectives and track their progress. This won’t be set as homework but the children are welcome to use it at their leisure.
Please come and attend a short ‘Meet the Teacher’ session after school on Friday 10th September at 3:15pm.
Please feel free to come and see me at any time and discuss any queries you might have
I look forward to an exciting year ahead!