6HJ 2023 - 2024

Miss Jones

Welcome to 6HJ!

Hello everyone and welcome to Y6 with Miss Jones, Mrs Kirkham and Mrs Vickers.

Over the year we have lots of exciting things to look forward to, from the residential to the Y6 production. We will also be busy working towards our SATS in May and getting ready for high school in the summer term. 

Our important dates to remember can be found by clicking this link

Dates to Remember: 

Sikh Gurdwara Trip 17th January

Important information:

  • The school day starts at 8:45am each day and finishes at 15:00pm.
  • If you are late (9:00am onwards), please take your child to the main office to sign them in and receive a red slip. You will also need to pick them up from the office if you are picking them up early.
  • PE will be every Tuesday throughout the Spring term, so please send your child into school in appropriate attire (white t-shirt, navy / black shorts / trousers,  black trainers). If you are unsure what the appropriate attire is, please refer to the School Uniform Policy.
  • If your child has an afterschool sports club, please send your child to school in their uniform and they will be given time to change into their PE kits before the club starts.
  • Please can you remember to pre-order your child's dinner on Parent Pay, if you need any support, please contact the office. 
  • Remember to download the School Spider App and get your login details from the office. From October half term, correspondence will be sent through this method only.
  • Remember to check the school calendar on the website for upcoming events!

Reminders:

  • Please provide your child with a water bottle that can be used each day. There are facilities in school for these to be refilled.
  • We are a Healthy School, so please can you ensure that your child's water bottle is only filled with water or a sugar free cordial, and their snacks follow the Healthy Schools Policy.
  • Don't forget to clearly label any clothing/shoes with your child's name and class to prevent them from getting mixed up/lost.
  • Please send your child into school daily with their reading book and planner.
  • Please can you ensure that your child does not come to school in any sports tops. Refer to our School Uniform Policy for further information. 

Homework:

  • Spellings - Your child will be given a spelling list to practise at home each Monday. They are tested on these spellings on the following Monday.
  • Maths and Literacy - Your child will be given a piece of Maths and a piece of Literacy homework to complete each week. It will be handed out every Wednesday and is expected to be returned by the following Monday. If your child does not bring their homework in, they will be given a breaktime detention to complete this during school. 
  • Reading - Please can you ensure that you are reading with your child for twenty-five minutes each evening. When you have read with them, please let us know by writing a comment in their planner. We check planners at the end of each week and give out rewards to children that are reading at home.
  • Purple Mash - Your child has received their log in details to access PurpleMash online. There are various tasks that you can access to help support your child's learning in lots of different ways, including TODOs set by the team in school. Log in to find out more. 
  • TTRockstars - Your child has also recieved log in details to access TTRockstars. This is a fun and engaging way to help children practise their times tables and division facts, which will help them with their Maths learning in school.

If your child is struggling with their homework, please let us know so that we can go through it with them.

 

Current Topics:

Literacy: Balanced Arguments, Character Descriptions and Explanation Texts based off the book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Kensuke's Kingdom (Modern Classics)

Maths: Fractions, Percentages and Decimals

History: Victorian Britain and the Industrial Revolution 

Geogrpahy: Galapagos Islands

Art: Realistic Art

Science: Evolution and Inheritance

RE: Racism

PE: Table Tennis and Basketball

French: In my house

Music: A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten

ICT: Spreadsheets

DT: Burgers

Our Class Novel - Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

Goodnight Mister Tom: Michelle Magorian (A Puffin Book)

 

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