Welcome to class 6’s web page!
Hello and welcome back for the start of another school year! I hope that all children, parents and carers alike had a fantastic summer.
I am very excited to be back in school and leading the year 6’s thorough their final year at Fullerton and also to be teaching the Year 5’s for their topic work and foundation subjects in the afternoons.
The Autumn term is an extremely important one for class 6 as we hit the ground running in preparation for the SATs tests in May. Aside from their academic development, the key for this year is to prepare the children to leave for their secondary education with the appropriate confidence, knowledge and attitude to successfully continue their journeys. It is vital that we waste no time at all in getting started. I have been extremely pleased with the general attitude of the class over the first fortnight and look forward to a year of successes.
In this first term our topic ‘A Child’s War’ will teach the children about the Second World War and focus on themes such as ‘ The experience of evacuees’, ‘The home front’, ‘The experience of soldiers' and ‘The Blitz’. Through the topic we will learn about Anderson Shelters before designing and building models of them. We will look at a war-time diet and sample some of its delights. We will learn about the different areas of Britain effected by the war and the different countries which played major roles.
Our novel this term is: Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden; an enthralling story about a young brother and sister who are evacuated from the perilous streets of London to a small and remote Welsh village, where they meet some intriguing characters and discover a new way of life. Through the study of this novel the children will learn to write pieces for a range of genres and develop their writing skills.
Spellings and Times Tables.
In Class 6 we have our spelling and times tables test on a Friday. This will be based on spellings given out each Monday and times tables (including divides) up to 12 X 12. Children should practise their times tables at multiple opportunities each day outside of school and also their spelling daily. A solid grasp of times tables will support and accelerate their learning in many areas of maths and will build their confidence in working with numbers.
Our P.E. days are every Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure children bring appropriate indoor and outdoor P.E. kit. Kit consists of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable footwear. It would be useful if PE kit was left in school all week in case we have to change our PE lessons for any reason or add extra lessons in.
We are very lucky to currently have Active Fusion leading one of our PE sessions each week and sharing their expertise. We aim to get outside for PE whenever possible, so please make sure children have appropriate kit and footwear. If your child is unable to partake in PE for any reason, please ensure a written note is provided or you have spoken to myself or the office directly- otherwise all children will be required to take part in the lesson, as is the national requirement.
Each child has been given an appropriate banded book for them to read at home as well as in school. A reading record has been provided to each child so that they can track their progress. I have asked that children take this home each night and bring it in to school each morning so it can be updated by parents/carers and also teachers and teaching assistants.
To support their ongoing learning, I would advise that children in Class 6 should:
- Read every night for at least 15 minutes.
- Practise their times tables every day for 5 minutes
- Practise their spellings for 5 minutes each day.
In addition to this, Class 6 children will receive two pieces of homework on a Monday to be completed and brought back in for the following Friday- this will usually be a maths and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) worksheet. This is designed to help them practise the skills they have learned in lessons, so it is important they make every effort to complete the tasks. Any children who do not complete their homework for Friday will be asked to stay in at break-times to do so.
Please be reminded that due to inclement weather, we would appreciate children bringing appropriate indoor shoes/slippers to wear in school.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to a magnificent year.