Dear Parents/ Guardians,
Welcome to Year 6; I hope you and the children all had a great summer. We have an exciting range of activities planned, details of which can be found on the puzzle plan attached with this letter.
The children have taken on the responsibilities of year 6 well and I am pleased to have the opportunity of continuing to work with them over this coming academic year. We shall be continuing with regular spelling and times tables testing, along with allowing the children opportunities to complete their reading quizzes for Accelerated Reading.
PE – For the first half of this term our PE will be Real PE on a Monday afternoon and the children will need to be equipped for both indoor and outdoor activities including trainers, shorts, polo shirt and jumper. After half term, PE will take place on both Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Forest Education – Until the October half term, the children will be participating in Forest Education every Friday afternoon. They are required to wear long sleeves and bottoms, as well as outdoor shoes and have a water proof jacket. They will be outdoors for the whole afternoon, so will need to be dressed for the weather.
Reading – All of Year 6 are now working on the Accelerated Reading Programme and are busily reading and quizzing their books. As they are in year 6, I have asked that they read at least 5 times a week and write a brief note about what they have read into their reading records. Reading regularly is the best way to improve their reading speed and fluency. Parents often ask teachers what can they do to help support their child’s learning and progress. Without doubt, the biggest answer to this is … READING! This could be listening to your child read; reading a fabulous book to your child or having regular bedtime reading sessions. Listening to stories is proven to have a massive impact on children’s vocabulary development which then has a positive impact on their writing.
Help – If you feel you would like to help in Year 6 you would be very welcome. This does not have to be a regular commitment but all support is gratefully received.
We are really looking forward to a busy term with lots of great learning and experiences. If you do have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to one of us.