A Happy New Year to parents and carers for the year 2018! Thank you for all your cards and fantastic gifts that we have received before Christmas.
All the children have returned to school eager to start the new term and to push themselves on in their learning.
This term is crucial for Year 6 as they will be preparing for their SATs in early May. We expect children to start a revision timetable before Easter to review the main areas of learning in English & Maths. Revision tools and aids will be posted online at the St Marys Website under the Year 6 class page. A meeting will be held at the beginning of the term to discuss SATs with parents and carers. Please come along!
Maths and English
During this term we will be revising the key skills as well as new concepts needed for their SATS. The children will be encouraged to revise these skills using the links listed in the homework tab on the School Website.
Curriculm Topic: Blood Heart
Children will learn about the human circulatory system and heart health in our science project, Blood Heart. This project develops children’s knowledge about the workings of the heart and significant medical discoveries. They will discover what blood is and how our lungs work. Looking at healthy living, we will investigate the influence of diet and exercise on our health.
Group 1 will be leaving Monday 14nd January at 7.00am from Rectory Gardens and Returning Friday 18th at 5.00pm. Group 2 will be leaving Monday 21nd January at 7.00am from Rectory Gardens and Returning Friday 25th at 5.00pm. Please ensure payments are up to date. Equipment list was sent out before Christmas, but if you do require a copy please ask at the office. Any further queries please feel free to speak to the Year 6teachers or Mr. Broadbent.
Spellings are given out on Friday for a test on Tuesday; maths homework will continue to be set online on Mathletics; children should also use the site to practice key skills in preparation for SATs. In addition to this, your child can also access additional learning in grammar using Spag.com, which they will have a personal login for. Children will also be given additional work in their revision guides from early January in Maths, Reading and SPAG.
Mobile phones and valuables
If your child needs a mobile phone it must be clearly labelled, switched off before they enter the school premises and handed in to the Teacher for safe keeping during the day.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is very important that children attend school and arrive promptly (we start at 8:30 am!) as Y6 is a very busy year and all learning time is crucial for children to achieve their full potential. Records of punctuality and attendance are kept and sent on to the Secondary schools that children will be attending.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. The children will be doing PE on Mondays and Fridays
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Please ensure your child reads every day and ask them about what they have read. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and valued experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
Jewellery and Nail Polish
- We would like to remind parents that the only jewellery allowed at school are small stud earrings. Nail polish is not allowed.
If there is anything that you would like to talk to us about, please feel free to talk to us before or after school, or make an appointment via the school office.
We look forward to a busy Spring term!
Mrs Molloy, Mrs Frohock, Mr Glozier, and the Year 6 Team