Welcome to Year Six! I am really looking forward to the year ahead with you all!
Firstly, I hope you all had a great summer and are looking forward to returning to Sacred Heart!
We have an exciting term ahead of us (and hopefully we will see little glimpses of normality starting to creep back in – keep your fingers crossed!)
Over the term, the children will participate in whole class reading and writing sessions throughout the week.
Weekly spelling sessions will continue. Please note, there will be no weekly ‘set’ words for the children to practise, but instead they will have a weekly random spelling test based on the rules studied in class.
Maths lessons will follow the Year 6 curriculum and include focused arithmetic sessions as well as TT Rockstar’s practice.
In school, our main topic is ‘Crime and Punishment’. Within this, Year 6 will be learning about ‘Invaders’ (the Viking takeover) and later on ‘The Titanic’. I am so excited to teach these topics to you all – you’re going to love them!
There is an expectation that children will read at home daily either with an adult or independently. At the moment children are reading in school but not necessarily with an adult. Children are expected to record their daily reading in their reading logs – these should be in school every day and will be checked by an adult on a Thursday morning.
All children have their login details for TT Rockstars. They should continue to improve their rapid recall of multiplication facts using this. Quick recall of times tables is integral to the children’s arithmetic success this year. Year 6 adults will be frequently checking how often and for how long children are playing.
Further classroom Information
Children are to come in to school on their PE day in their PE kit. Our current PE day is a Thursday so please wear a full PE kit including trainers on Thursdays. Please also ensure that children have a spare set of shoes in school at all times (wellies are fine) as the children will be playing on the field still during the winter months. These spare shoes should be different from their PE shoes.
Please ensure children come to school each day with a clear water bottle so they keep hydrated. They are welcome to refill this throughout the day.
We will, as always, work our hardest to ensure that the children have a happy, productive and successful Year 6 which we are sure they will.
Please email any questions/ queries to firstname.lastname@example.org These can then be forwarded to us and we can reply/ make a phone call if needed.
Thank you for your continued support – we are very much looking forward to the year ahead!
Miss Spaven and the Year Six Team.