Class Teacher: Mrs Livesey
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Jackson
Class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Office: 01772 717087
Happy New Year!
Dear parents and year 6 pupils,
Welcome back to school and welcome to the spring term of 2022! I hope you have all managed to spend some quality time with your families or have had time to relax over the holiday period and are ready and re-energised for the busy term ahead.
We had an exceptionally successful autumn term in year 6 and apart from a couple of 'wobbly' weeks in relation to an outbreak of COVID amongst the staff and pupils, we managed to pull it back and experience a term full of wonderful opportunities and experiences. The pupils fully immersed themselves into our creative topics of WW2 and Extreme Earth and enjoyed our first enrichment activities since COVID enjoying a WW2 workshop and a celebratory VE traditional street party. We also were gifted with our brand-new individual iPads and the year 6 pupils have already been busy creating i-Movies to send to David Attenborough supported by their own music created in garage band.
The term ahead is a busy one as we begin to prepare for the statutory assessments (SATs) that your child will sit during May of this year (Unless otherwise informed by the DfE) We will continue to work hard to be the very best versions of ourselves we can be and all we ask of all our pupils is to keep smiling, give each day their best and leave the rest to us!
Please check our class page regularly for updates.
PE Days for year 6 are: Tuesday and Friday. 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
- 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.
To prepare the children in the best possible way for their up and coming statutory assessments (SATs) in May, we will be running ‘SATS Burn’ sessions each morning from 8:30am – 8:55am when registration officially starts. This will allow children to access a variety of SATs style questions and work on activities on SATs companion or other revision aids with the support of their classroom teacher.
SATs burn will begin on Monday 10th January @8:30am and will be each morning term time until May.
The KS2 gate will be opened just before this time each day to allow year 6 to enter school.
Pupils will be set home learning tasks in the core subjects of maths and English alongside daily reading each week. Additional tasks across the foundation subjects may also be set. Home learning tasks will be set on Monday and must be completed by Friday of each week.
Instructions for home learning can be found on our class communication and learning platform 'Showbie' which may direct them to other learning platforms such as SATs Companion to complete.
If your child is unable to complete their home learning, please send an email to email@example.com.
In the event that a pupil in year 6 needs to isolate due to COVID, we will endeavour to provide the same learning opportunities at home as those that will be going on in class. On the first day of absence/ isolation, please email Mrs Livesey at firstname.lastname@example.org who will organise access to class learning on Showbie that supports activities taking place in the classroom. Unfortunately, during the current circumstances, we will not be providing face to face lessons as we are in class teaching everyday however, if we feel additional instructions are necessary, we'll record a tutorial/ set of instructions for Showbie.
Please check SHOWBIE daily during the period of isolation if you are fit and well to do so.