Welcome to Year 6
Hello from Miss Poyner and Miss Jeavons,
Firstly, we want to welcome you to Year 6. As you will already know, we are the Year 6 teachers and we will be supported by Miss Taylor and Mrs Bell. We enjoyed seeing you all on transition day and we hope, like us, you are looking forward to September.
We will be based in the Year 6 mobile classroom and we will meet you on your first day outside this area. In the mornings, Year 6 children usually wait on the bottom playground until the bell sounds and then walk sensibly in through the main mobile entrance ready to hang up your coat and bag.
During the summer, we are investing money in the space between the two classrooms to provide an additional learning area. In order to maximise the space, we need your support. We are asking that you only bring a coat and a drawstring bag to put your things in (lunch box, water bottle, reading book and record).
We will supply you with a plain drawstring bag free of charge on the first day back, but you can buy a sportier one if you want. Rucksacks are too big and bulky for this area so we will not be allowing these to come to school with you in Year 6. We are not supplying water bottles so you need to bring a drink of water in with you for throughout the day.
In the autumn term we have lots of interesting topics to study. In history you will be learning all about The Vikings and even make your own Viking jewellery. Another great art topic is where you create your own master pieces in the Art Nouveau style. For any budding scientists amongst you, we will start with biology topics where you will learn about the circulatory system and the classification of living things. In music we will be finding out about the instruments of the orchestra and in French you will learn about sports/ activities, the weather and seasons. In PE it will be Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Football and Zumba! A new RE syllabus has just come out so watch this space! In English we start with Matilda and writing character descriptions and settings (don’t worry we are not Miss Trunchbull!) and in maths we start with place value.
PE is on a Friday and, like last year, you will need to come to school in your kit on that day.
Just like in year 6, your homework will be to complete 45 minutes on TTRockstars (it is best to do this in small chunks throughout the week) and read at least 3 times a week. On Friday mornings we will check that you have been practising your timestables for the correct amount of time (your seven day average should be above 5 minutes) and that your reading journal has been signed 3 times by an adult. You will have to miss your lunchtime to make-up this time if it is not completed.
Most of the daily routines are the same as you will have had in Year Five so we hope you find this reassuring. We have the three groups for English and Maths that you were used to in year five and Mr Price also teaches French and Music.
During the year, there will be opportunities for you to watch films, for example Goodnight Mister Tom and Matilda, which have a PG certificate so just let your parents know. If they have any questions or concerns they can email us.
Lastly, we expect you to work hard and behave well. We try to plan interesting lessons and opportunities for your last year with us so you need to attend well, try your best and always be respectful to others.
We're really looking forward to ‘getting back to normal’ in the autumn and can’t wait to hear everything you’ve been up to whilst you’ve been away.
We think that covers it all, but if you have any questions for us you can email us at email@example.com and we’ll try our best to answer them.
Have a lovely summer and see you in September in the lovely, newly decorated mobile.
Miss Poyner and Miss Jeavons
Extra work at home
If you would like to complete some extra activities when you;re not at school, visit Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.
The DfE has also created a list of useful websites which can be found at:
Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for, such as Numbots, TT Rockstars, Activelearn and Education City.