Happy New Year!
Miss Cato and myself (Mrs Curtis), thank you for the seasonal messages and gifts, and hope you had a lovely break and are rested and restored for the year ahead.
We are very fortunate to welcome a new member to the Year 6 team, Mrs Sophie Willett, who will be assisting some children in their learning. She will be with us all day Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and is very experienced in the expectations for Y6.
This term, I believe the main focus from the children’s point of view, is our school journey to PGL, which will take place in the final week (1st - 4th April), but there are a few other things going on as well!
Our set curriculum continues as follows:
RE – Buddhism and Christianity (taught by Miss Cato)
PSHE – various topics, including personal safety, health and well-being and citizenship
English and Maths - ongoing development of skills. (In guided reading, we will be looking at reading test papers to understand what is required to achieve ARE in reading.)
Computing – coding, Word skills and research
Our curriculum foci for this term are as follows:
Science – Classification and animal adaptation/habitats/micro-organisms
Geography – Dividing the world – starting with UK, then Europe before moving onto climate, etc.
PE – fitness training & multi-skills (Friday mornings), PE with Coach Graham (Wednesday afternoons).
Apart from the usual expectations for reading every evening homework will, for the mostpart, be as follows: Maths and English (one piece of each per week – set on a Wednesday to be in on Monday); spelling words will be set on Fridays for testing the following Friday. There may occasionally be other homework in place of or in addition to the above. Homework may be in the form of revision. As always, homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtimes.
Following a lovely term in which we saw the children grow and mature, we are looking forward to a hard (there is lots to do!) but enjoyable term ahead.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.