Year 6 Willow 2018 - 2019
Welcome to Willow Class
Class Teacher - Mrs Blackwell
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Reid
Here you will find out everything you need to know about our class. Keep updated with information, class letters and our termly newsletters. Check back throughout the year to see photographs of our learning.
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for our Christmas cards and presents, it was very thoughtful of you.
Spring Term is always a busy term for the children and the children have come back keen and ready to learn! In particular, the Year 6 will begin preparation tasks for their SATs which commences the week beginning 13th May. These are statutory tests which ALL Year 6 pupils across the country have to complete. It is therefore important that your child is in school ALL of May. Thank you to all those who attended our SATs meeting on Thursday 17th January. For those who weren't able to make it we have attached our presentation below, yet if you have any queries about what was discussed, please don’t hesitate to come in and have a chat.
Our first exciting event of 2019 is Bikeability, which starts on Monday 21st January and runs for 3 days. Please ensure that your child has their bicycle and helmet in school for these days otherwise they will miss out on their sessions. Course leaders ask that bicycles are in good running – or cycling – order before the sessions so that session time isn’t wasted. Check the information provided below.
Our Topic this half term is Frozen Kingdom where we will learn about the interconnections of this extreme ecosystem and how humans and animals seek to conquer it. Have a look at our subject overview to see how we will be creating cross-curricular links throughout this exciting topic.
As you will see from our class timetable, attached below, indoor P.E is taught on Tuesday afternoons and our Outdoor Games session is on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure the correct kit is clearly named and brought to school on the these days. In the colder months, for Outdoor Games, this will mean a warm top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
Catch-up swimming lessons will start on 5th June until 24th July running for 8 weeks for non-swimmers. A letter will be sent home nearer the time to inform you if your child will be taking part in these sessions.
English and Maths homework tasks are set alternately on a Thursday and are to be returned on Monday. Alongside that, your child will be given spellings in their lesson on Tuesday to learn ready to be tested the following Wednesday.
Children are expected to complete independent reading daily and this should be clearly recorded in their Reading Journals which will be checked every Monday. It is vital that children choose a book which interests them and is at the right level for them to enjoy it.
Please can all maths work be completed in pencil and English work in black pen. It is important that standards of presentation remain high. Please not that any homework handed in late will not be marked by the teacher.
If you have any questions or queries about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Don't forget to log in to SumDog weekly to complete Maths, Reading and Spelling activities. Remember the more games you complete, the more points you earn and the more levels you unlock! What are you waiting for!
As we know, times tables help us in all areas of Maths and it is important that we know times tables facts up to 12x12 as well as related division facts. Log in to your Times Tables Rock Stars to practise those facts for quicker recall.
Be a SUPER MOVER and get active while you learn. Follow the link to practise your times tables or SPaG. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers
Check out the following links for SATs Revision too
BBC Bitesize SATs Revision - https://www.bbc.com/education/levels/zbr9wmn
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