A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Preece, Mrs Buckley, and Mr Breeze, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 6 classrooms ready.
This term, Year 6 are learning about Nancy Wake, a secret agent spy during World War Two, as part of the RESPECT curriculum. We can’t wait to learn all about the British war effort, evacuees, The Blitz and Dunkirk. We are also excited to take part in class missions to experience some of the challenges soldiers and secret agents would have faced. We will need to show excellent communication, resilience and self-awareness skills to fulfil the missions. Our brilliant class novels will be ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne.
To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily. Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum.
Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. You can find our RESPECT curriculum homework menu for this term on the website. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practice their mental and written arithmetic as often as possible.
Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. Please see the attached letter for more information.
We are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.
Our Year 6 Team
DP – Miss Preece, Mrs Jackson
LB – Mrs Buckley, Mrs Smith
MB – Mr Breeze, Miss Shaw
If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.
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