A huge welcome to Year 6 and class 11
Class Teacher: Mrs Livesey
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Jackson
Class email: email@example.com
School Office: 01772 717087
What a great first half term we have had in class 11! The children have settled in extremely well and we have loved our first creative topic learning all about WW2 focusing specifically on the Blitz and the role of women during the war.
As part of this topic, the children have built Anderson shelters, made gas masks and explored the 'Dig for Victory' campaign whilst learning all about winter vegetables. Our very own 'Fulwood and Cadley land army' have planted some vegetables in our school allotment and Polytunnel. We can't wait for these to grow so we can design a WW2 ration menu for class!
I have discovered that this Year 6 cohort love learning outdoors and our trip to Beacon Fell was a huge success! Even though we battled the weather, the children loved exploring the fell, building dens and orienteering maps to find hidden codes. We can't wait to do some more orienteering in and around our school grounds in the future.
Pupil voice was an an extremely important part of the first half-term and our year 6 pupils spent time applying for the position of head boy and head girl. This post was so popular - we even appointed deputy roles too! We also asked all our year 6 pupils to apply for a role on one of our junior leadership teams:
- Environmental leaders
- Sports leaders
- School leaders
- Playground leaders
They have taken on their roles in a very mature, serious manner and have already become a wonderful part of our school leadership team.
The term ahead looks even more exciting as we begin our new topic ' Extreme Earth - Survival of the Fittest' which looks at Evolution, global warming and natural disasters along side sustainability. We have our Christmas celebrations to look forward too and will also be joined by a student teacher, Miss Forsythe to support us in our learning until the Christmas break.
Key Information for Year 6
PE Days for year 6 are: Monday and Tuesday. Please come to school dressed in your PE kits on those days.
A reminder of the expectations for our PE Uniform :
- Navy Hoodie with school badge
- White crew neck T-Shirt (preferably with school badge)
- Navy blue jogging /tracksuit bottoms. Leggings must not be worn
- Navy shorts (only if warm enough)
- Trainers (that you don’t mind getting dirty)
If possible, please can you provide your child with their own individual headphones which will be labelled and kept in their tray at school?
An inexpensive, wired pair are preferable as large headphones will not fit in their trays.
School will not be held responsible for expensive headsets going missing so please do not send in ear buds or air pods.
Home Work/ Home Learning
Pupils will be set home work tasks every Friday on Showbie in the core subjects of maths or English, spellings, times table or handwriting practice alongside 15 minutes of daily reading each week. Additional tasks across the foundation subjects are also set in the form of a learning menu. Home learning tasks will be set on Friday and must be completed by the following Friday.
Instructions for home work can be found on our class communication and learning platform 'Showbie' which may direct them to other learning platforms such as SATs Companion, TT Rockstars or Spelling Shed to complete.
If your child is unable to complete their home work, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise, a consequence will be put in place.
If you child needs any help with their homework or needs a device to complete it on, homework club is provided each Monday lunchtime in class 11.