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Dear Parents / Guardians,

 

Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you have all had a fantastic summer and are well rested ready for a challenging but exciting year in Year 6. We are all looking forward to a great time together. Please find below some useful information about Year 6.

I will primarily be teaching Y6 with Ms Clarke and Mrs Gurney covering on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs James on a Friday morning. Mrs Kelly will be supporting Year 6 with their learning this year.

Home-learning:

English

English grammar homework will be sent home weekly on a Friday and will need to be returned by the following Thursday.

Spelling

Spellings will be sent in a separate book. The children may choose a number of different ways to practice these.

Spellings will be tested on a Thursday.

Maths

Maths homework will be set weekly on MyMaths. Times tables should also be practiced daily and will also be tested on a Thursday.

Reading

Your child has a Reading Record Diary.  Please sign each time your child reads to you. These are checked weekly and it is expected that there are at least three entries per week. 

We encourage children to read for a sustained period of time (30 minutes is the recommended time and this will help the children to develop reading stamina in preparation for assessments). Please talk to your child about the book they’re reading, why they enjoy it and also discuss the punctuation that has been used and any words they do not understand.

Please note that in year 6, to prepare the children for life at high school, the expectations for homework will increase through the year. Please continue to support your child in this essential area.

PE:
The PE for Year 6 this half term is forest school which will take place on a Friday afternoon!

To allow the children to participate fully, the correct clothing is essential for Forest School. All of the children need to bring: 

 

  • Long trousers

· Long sleeved top

· Jumper

· Waterproof coat 

  • Wellies

These need to be old clothes as the children will not stay clean! 

 

I hope that you find this new year information useful. There will be further updates and communication throughout the term, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself if you have any concerns or you would simply like more information. The best time to reach me is after 3:30pm or to leave a message at the office and I shall make contact. Alternatively messages can be left on the Class DoJo (details to follow) or I can be emailed at jleach@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

 

I am very much looking forward to working with everyone!

Kind Regards,

J. Leach

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