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Year 6 - Mr Morton and Mrs Whiteley

Welcome to Class 14 and 15

2023 - 24 

 

Meet the adults who work in our classes

Class 14 - Mr Morton

Class 15 - Mrs Whiteley

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Clayton and Mr Brown (am). Mrs Prince two afternoons a week.

PPA cover every Tuesday afternoon - Miss Stead and Mrs Scholes

 

 

What's Happening this Half Term

Spring 2

Half term project:  how to save electricity. As always, the children can present this in however they like. Please could we have all projects by the last Wednesday of the half term.

  • PE will continue to be on a Thursday. Athletics is the unit for this half term so we aim to be outside. The children will need black leggings, shorts or jogging bottoms, a blue or black fleece and a white PE top.
  • Monday 19th February: School re-opens
  • Wednesday 28th February - Friday 1st March: residential visit.
  • Wednesday 13th March from 2pm: parents' meetings 
  • Friday 22nd March: School closes at end of school day for Easter break.
  • A reminder: the 2024 Key Stage 2 SATs will take place in the week commencing 13th May 2024. The tests will take place over four days. These will be taken under formal exam conditions and they will be externally marked. Writing and science is teacher assessed and this data will be submitted in the middle of June.

Monday 13 May 2024

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - Paper 1
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - Paper 2

Tuesday 14 May 2024

English Reading

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic)
Maths Paper 2 (Reasoning)

Thursday 16 May 2024

Maths Paper 3 (Reasoning)

 

Spring 1

Monday 8th January: School re-opens

Monday 5th- Thursday 8th February: Mental Health Week

Friday 26th January - Y6 Schools Big Bird Watch afternoon - please could the children bring binoculars if they have them.

Thursday 8th February: Valentines Disco organised by SP XTRA (Details about tickets to follow)

Thursday 8th February: School closes at the end of the day for half term

What's Happening This Half Term?

  • Tuesday 14th November: Christmas shopping evening (SP XTRA Elfridges Christmas Jumper Swap Shop)
  • Mon 27th Nov - Fri 1st Dec and also Mon 4th - Weds 6th December: Bikeability - the children will have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike or further develop their riding skills and knowledge, including riding on the road. This will take place over two or three sessions, depending upon their ability. Children who do not have a bike or helmet will be able to borrow one. Details will follow shortly.
  • Mon 4th December: Family Christmas Craft evening (SP XTRA event)
  • Mon 11th December: KS1 performance 2.00
  • Tues 12th December: KS1 performance 9.30
  • Tues 12th December: Y3+4 performance 1.30-2.00, Year 5 + 6 2.30-3.00
  • Tues 12th December: Y3+4 performance 6.00-6.30, Year 5+6 7.00-7.30
  • Wed 13th December: Pantomime day (picnic lunch)
  • Thurs 14th December: Morning and afternoon nursery -song and craft sessions
  • Thurs 14th December: Christmas Dinner Day
  • Fri 15th December: Candlelighters Christmas Jumper Day -all donations to Candlelighters Charity
  • Mon 18th December: Reception performance 2.00pm
  • Tues 19th December: Hot chocolate and Christmas story afternoon
  • Wed 20th December: Y5/6 party day
  • Wed 20th December: 1.30pm Reception Christmas Craft afternoon
  • Thurs 21st December: Rec/Y1/Y2/Y3/4 party day
  • Friday 22nd December: Wear a Christmas jumper or festive outfit
  • Friday 22nd December: Break up for Christmas break at end of school day

 

Half Term Home Learning Project

This half term, we are asking the children to research what daily life was like for an Anglo-Saxon or Viking living in England. This links to our history unit. Here are some websites that might help. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/ztqbr82

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp6xsbk/articles/zphysk7

This can be presented how ever you want, e.g. PowerPoint, booklet, presentation board with images and text. The children will have time to share this during the last week of the half term. Items brought in before the last week will be displayed in the classroom. We can't wait to see them!

 

 

PE 

PE is on a Thursday.  For PE, children require a white t-shirt and black shorts. For games activities outside, children need a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. Tracksuits, preferably plain, may be worn for games during winter months. All clothing should be clearly labelled. Jewellery must not be worn for sporting activities and long hair should be tied back.

Swimming

Swimming takes place on a  Friday morning. The boys should wear trunks, tight shorts like cycling shorts or shorts with a lining. The girls should wear a one piece swimming costume - the swimming baths will not allow bikinis. Everyone should bring a towel and swimming goggles can be worn but these are not essential. There will be three groups from non-swimmers to advanced. Normanton baths is closed until the end of September due to maintenance work. We will contact you as soon as we know the start date. 

Reading

The aim is for every child to read at least three times a week. Children do not need to read to an adult if they are a free reader but we would ask that all children have their reading record dated and signed each time they have read. Children who are reading a school book should return it as soon as they have finished it so that it can be changed quickly. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/    has a list of great books Y6 children may enjoy.

 

Homework  

Spellings will be given on a Monday and they will have a test the following Monday. Maths and English homework will be given during the week.  

Dojo Messages

We will look at Dojo on a regular basis.  If you have an urgent message during the school day, e.g. that your child needs to go home with someone else, please call the school office. 

 

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