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?
Class 15 - Learning a Poem by Heart
At the end of the day, someone in our class reads a poem out. The children volunteer to do this and hopefully, over the year, everyone will have a turn. They pick a poem and take it home to practise reading it. As well as this, all the children will be asked to learn a poem by heart. The poem they select needs to be at least 10 lines long and will be chosen by 6th October. They will have the opportunity to pick one at school but they can find one at home if they wish. They will perform them in small groups on 23rd October. Any children who would like to can then perform their poem to the whole class. The class will vote for the child that they think gave the best performance and the winner will get a £10 book token. It would be great if parents could encourage their child to learn their poem at home. Previous classes have really enjoyed this challenge.
Class 14 will have this challenge after half term.
MacMillan Coffee Afternoon
Year 6 will be hosting this year's coffee and cake sale to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. This will take place on Thursday 28th.
Half Term Home Learning Project
This half term, we are asking the children to research Charles Darwin's life and work. This is linked to our science unit, 'Evolution'. They can decide how they would like to present it, 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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