Year 6 is taught by Mrs Burns
Welcome back. I hope you have had an enjoyable summer break filled with fun and laughter. Many thanks for all your good wishes and lovely gifts, I treasure them all and have enjoyed my pampering time too. I am very excited to spend year 6 together and know what a fantastic year we will have; beginning with PGL.
This term's learning is based around another super book, Exodus by Julie Bertagna. It is one of a trilogy and is full of mystery, adventure and danger. "As the waters rise, the old world is lost. But a new world waits to be found..." Haunted by the past, this novel reminds us of what matters: the power of story-telling and that age-old spirit of survival. It poses the question, how is life on Earth to be sustained in an uncertain future?
This term we will begin with our BIG ART project. We will focus on the sculptor Dale Chihuly, an American glass blower recognised for his amazing glass chandeliers. "Fire and Water" will be the sculpture we will work together to recreate using recycled water bottles. Our "Global Warming" chandelier will take pride of place and hang in our classroom.
We will continue to focus our learning through SPARK — Spirituality, Practical, Asking Questions, Resilience and Knowledge. Our love of learning will continue to grow as we pick up from where we left in year 5, aiming high and achieving our goals.
The organisation of the week is as follows; PE will be on a Friday afternoon and will now be taught by Mr Charlesworth. He will teach every PE lesson and will also offer lunchtime and after school sports clubs. Please ensure all PE kits are in school and clearly labelled. Summer caps and filled water bottles are essential.
Homework will continue to be set each Friday. As in year 5, I continue to encourage you to complete all your homework fully and on time. Homework clubs will be available during the week to support this. Please be sure to use them whenever you need to. Homework will be checked and marked each week.
Spellings, Spag, times tables testing and reading diary checks will take place on a Friday morning, so please ensure all relevant books are in school.
MyMaths and Spag online homework will be set every Friday with at least one task to be completed. If you are unable to complete these tasks at home please let me know and I will arrange for you to complete them in school.
I know we will continue to be a strong partnership, if there is anything you need to discuss I am always on the door every morning and afternoon. If you require a longer chat please could you make an alternative time with me, or through the office.
I am thoroughly looking forward to our new year together, remember, "you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne.