Welcome to Class 6, Mr Paterson is our Year 5/6 teacher.
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Class 6 Information
Curriculum Overview – To see what Class 6 will be learning this term please see the document below.
Individual Targets – All children will be given curriculum targets for reading, writing and mathematics.
Reading – It is expected that the children bring their reading book into school on a daily basis along with their homework diary. These books should be brought into the classroom when they come to school in the morning and taken home daily. It is extremely important that our children are reading both at home and in school on a daily basis and then regularly complete the Accelerated Reader quiz for that book. Please make sure that either yourself or your child/children also make a note of what has been read at home in the child’s homework diary.
Spellings – This year we are beginning to use Spelling Shed for our spellings – please bear with us whilst we assess the children and get it up and running and working smoothly. Each child has been provided with a Spelling Shed login which they can use to login and practise the spellings that they have been assigned. The more the children practise their spellings in Spelling Shed the more points and rewards they earn. Spelling tests will take place on Thursdays and the teacher and children will go through the spelling rules and strategies for learning their next set of spellings effectively on Fridays.
Times Table Rockstars – Learning the multiplication tables is very important and plays a huge part towards a child’s ability to learn and carry out more difficult mathematical concepts. All children are provided with a Times Tables Rockstars login and should use this regularly to practise and develop their times table knowledge. The more children practise, the better they get and the more rewards they earn.
Homework – Homework tasks will be assigned on Friday and should be completed in their homework book any time up until the following Wednesday. The homework that the children receive is to reinforce/consolidate the work already covered in class. At times additional homework may cover other subjects of the curriculum, for example Science, History, Computing, Art or Geography. Homework may also take the form of practising skills using online games.
Parent Consultations – We offer an opportunity for parents to discuss pupil progress with their class teacher twice a year. Appointments are made via our Teachers2Parents communication system during the Autumn and Spring Terms which allow parents to indicate a preferred appointment time and date.
PE Bags/Days – PE days in Class 6 are Thursday and Friday. Please ensure pupils bring their PE bags to school at the beginning of each half term and leave it in school and that they include both outdoor and indoor PE kits, which they will then bring home every half term. *Please note: on PE days earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons. If for any reason your child is unable to take part in PE activities, please send a note to the class teacher. This year Class 6 will swim every Friday morning and will need to bring a swimming kit consisting of a one piece swim suit or trunks (not shorts), a towel and swimming hat which is essential. Goggles are permitted, but are not essential.
Uniform – Please could you ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled. Any pieces of uniform that are found unnamed will be placed in the Key Stage 2 lost property box.
Water Bottles – The children should each bring in a water bottle to school. This should be cleaned and filled at home and taken home each day. Please ensure it is clearly named.
Newsletter – You should receive a weekly newsletter every Friday. Copies are emailed and also available to download from the School News section of the website.