🌈Welcome to Year 6
We are the Year 6 teaching team.
Hello, I’m Mrs Dawson. I am the Year 6 class teacher.
Hello, I’m Mrs Beresford. I am the SENTA in Year 6.
Hello, I am Mrs Yeomans. I am a TA in Year 6/midday supervisor.
Hello, I’m Mr Sears. I am a TA in Year 6.
We have reached the end of the half term. It has been great having all the children back in school. We have had seven super weeks learning about Evolution and Inheritance, writing persuasive discussion texts and mastering long multiplication and division in maths.
Over half term I am setting a topic based research task about Winston Churchill. They can research using the information sheet provided or use the internet. I want the children to submit their completed work via Google classrooms please. This work is to be handed in on the first day back to school (Monday 2nd November)
Spelling, Maths and English grammar homework has also been set but is not due in until the first Thursday back (November 5th)
New topic: Autumn Term 2
We are learning about World War II and our class novel is ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.
🌈 email me at: MichelleD1@st-oswalds.derbyshire.sch.uk🌈
Autumn Term 1 – our topic is ‘Darwin’s Delights’
Please see the link below for the topic overview. If any of you have any fossils you would like to share with the class that would be fantastic!
Homework; Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors.
Spellings: Your child will get a new set of spellings every Friday. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables; Each week your child will have a x table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home ready for their x table test on a FRIDAY. Remember to use the Times Table Rockstars app to support your child with this – fun and interactive way to practise and learn your multiplication and division facts. If you go to the Arena, you can play against your friends!
Reading; Please encourage your child to reads for at least 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let me know and they are more than welcome to change their book.
PE Days; We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon at the Leisure Centre. At this moment children are allowed to come to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays.Please remember no earrings are allowed and long hair needs to be tied up.
Your child can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at break-time – please send in fruit. No crisps or sweet, thank you
Read and Tell….
Every week one child prepares a 3 minute presentation about a book of their choice to present to the class.
Why is it your favourite book?
A brief synopsis of what the book was about.
Who was your favourite character and why?
Have you read any other books by this author? which ones?
What star rating would you give it?
What genre was the book? quest story? humorous? suspense? action book? mystery book?
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