Welcome back to a brand new school year! I hope you've all had a wonderful break. You will find everything you need to know to help prepare you and your child on this class page. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We have lots of fun-filled activities planned and I very much look forward to an exciting and successful year!
Year 6 Teacher: Mr Morgan
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Adams, Mrs Williams, Mrs Maunder, Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Rowan
Weekly PPA Cover: Health & Well-being and Religious Education (P.E. and RE) to be delivered on Friday (covered by Mr D Smith and Miss V Fletcher)
Schoop - the school ID is 17699. Make sure you change your settings to receive Year 6 notifications.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm Follow @StDavidsCiWPrm for regular whole school updates. Search #stdavidsciwyr6 to find content specific for our class.
Office Telephone: 02920 734308
Email: Email Mr Morgan directly on email@example.com
Some key things to remember for our return:
PE - Our P.E. slot will be on Fridays. Your child will need black shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt or house coloured T-shirt and trainers. I will inform children of any one-off changes to PE days and will send a Schoop message to you as far in advance as possible. More information to be confirmed
Lunches - Our school canteen will remain closed until September 14th. Please make sure you bring a healthy packed lunch with you every day until further notice. You will also need a bottle of water, labelled clearly with your name. When school dinners resume, as we are a cashless school, dinner money is to be paid in advance via ParentPay.
Snack - Usually, a healthy fruit snack is available for each child for £1.50 per week or £10.50 per term (to be paid via ParentPay before 8am on Monday mornings). However, we are currently unable to offer this as an option due to our Covid19 regulations. Therefore, we are asking that children bring their own healthy snack (fresh fruit or vegetables) until further notice.
April 12th - INSET
April 13th - INSET
April 14th - Pupil Return to School
April 15th - iSay Virtual Rights Session
April 23rd - Sponsored Skip Day for British Heart Foundation
May 4th-7th - Cycle Proficiency
May 12th - Cricket Taster Session
Please note: some dates may change and more events will be added throughout the year.
Any date changes will be communicated via Schoop, newsletter or on this page.
Our Learning this half term will focus on David Walliams' Fantastic First Book - The Boy in the Dress
Dennis loves football but he also loves fashion and Vogue magazine. His lorry-driving father and laddish older brother don’t like or understand his fascination with dresses and since his mother left home, he has no-one to turn to. Then Dennis meets Lisa, an older, cooler girl who wants to be a designer and with her help he realises that it’s ok to be different.
Despite its sensitive subject matter, this book is filled with humour - the 1980s references to Neighbours and drinking Um-bongo will resonate with adults, while Dennis’ exploits with a host of quirky characters will amuse contemporary children. Fantastic illustrations from Quentin Blake complement the text perfectly.
During this topic, we will be exploring gender stereotypes and will be designing new clothes for Dennis in DT. In Science, we will be looking at functions within the body and different systems e.g. circulatory system. In Technology, We will be looking at Creating Multimedia. In maths, we will be exploring Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, revisiting place value and the 4 operations. In Literacy we will be looking at report writing, debates and multimedia presentations.
Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child's Homework Book and will be due in the following Wednesday.
Each week, they will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week.
There will also be a termly homework grid sent out based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term. Please see below for this terms homework grid.
Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, homework book, posters, etc.
There will be a celebration at the end of November sharing all of your fantastic home learning!
Reading - Reading is an extremely important part of your child's learning. We will take every opportunity to try and listen to your child read throughout the week, therefore, we would kindly ask that you ensure your child's reading book and diary are returned to school and are available on a daily basis. Pupils will also take part in group guided reading sessions everyday, where we will look at specific reading skills. Please try and support your child in reading every evening, encouraging them to read aloud and to complete their reading record each time they read
Spelling - Children will have weekly spelling sessions in school which will focus on a new spelling pattern. Children are encouraged to use these spelling patterns in lessons throughout the curriculum. We will not carry out weekly spelling tests. We will send spelling lists home for children to practise and in class we will be completing spelling activities and games which are designed to help reinforce the spelling patterns.
Our school Christian Value this term is Perseverance
This term in school we will be focussing on the value Perseverance. We will be hearing stories about being thankful from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too.
Very little that is really worthwhile in life can be achieved without perseverance. An athlete may train for years before they are ready to compete at the highest level. A musician must practice every day, sometimes for hours at a time, if they are to really master their instrument.
• How would each family member rate themselves on a scale of 1 - 10 at perseverance?
• Can you give an example of something you have achieved by determined perseverance?
• Is there a skill that you think you could improve with perseverance?
VIP's are chosen for their outstanding contribution in class each Friday. Will you be the next VIP?
Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.
Jasmine - your real learning platform, provides 1000s of hours of fun activities and challenges that will help you to keep your children and family fit and healthy in the coming months.
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Nut is a great learning resource for practising Welsh, German and lots of other modern foreign languages!
All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact email@example.com.
For information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:
Please stay connected to the Hwb class that you joined in Year 5 as this will become renamed as the Year 6 Hwb class.
All children will need their HWB log in to access our Home Learning Online Classroom. Your child should have brought these home.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot remember the password so I can send a reminder, or if the log in details are compromised so that I can reset the password.
This Hwb class will be used for a mixture of home and school based activities, and will be used again if another unplanned school closure is required.
All home learning can be completed in the green homework book.
Other Useful Websites
https://mathsbot.com/ - Great for online visual manipulatives
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Great online games for curriculum areas
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum
https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges