Welcome to year 6
5th September 2018,
Dear Parents and Carers, We all hope you had a lovely, relaxing summer holiday! Year six will be an exciting year for your children, with lots of wonderful learning opportunities. We are very much looking forward to getting to know you as we all work together to provide the best possible learning and support for your children.
The School Day
Ensuring that your child has had a good night’s sleep, has eaten breakfast and arrives at school on time is the best possible start to a day of learning. To help them maintain this good start, children may bring a healthy snack of fresh fruit or vegetable, which they can eat during the morning break. In addition, we encourage children to also bring a bottle of water from which they may drink in the classroom (no flavoured water, squash or juice please).
8:55am – start of day (the Year Six gate opens from 8:40am)
3:15pm – end of day (please collect your child from the top playground)
At Willesborough Junior School, we have the exciting reading challenge! Children are required to read their library books 4 x 20 minutes each week. Each ‘read’ needs to be signed into their reading record book by you. Children must bring their reading books and records into school every day. This challenge allows the children to compete weekly for the whole school ‘Book Battle’ and we take this seriously and we all like to win our 15 minutes extra play as a whole class reward!
Weekly home learning tasks intended to support and consolidate classwork, will be set. Home learning will be given on a Friday and collected the following Wednesday. Each week, your child will be given:
|Spellings||These need to be learnt by heart.|
|Maths||A maths task to complete in their maths homework book.|
|English||There will be a SPaG focus each week for the children to work through and learn in their English homework books.|
In addition, children will be required to practise multiplication and division facts, using the fun Times Table Rockstars website, each week for 15 minutes or more to compete against other classes!
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times. This includes shorts, t-shirt, plimsolls and tracksuit trousers all named please. Earrings need to be taken out for PE.
Please ensure all of your children’s clothing/items brought into school are named.
Dates for your Diary
The WIS/WJS Events Leaflets, which you received previously, will be sent out shortly. Please also read the school newsletters to keep updated with events and dates for your diary.
Teachers, parents and children
All that we do is with your child’s best interests at heart. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have a question or concern that you would like to discuss with us. You should go to your child’s class teacher first. Mrs Kelsey, the Year 6 Team Leader, can offer you further assistance concerning year group matters.
Year 6 Topic Map Term 2
Ancient Greek/Mythical Beasts
Year 6 Topic Map Term 3