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Welcome to our Year 6 class!

We have 15 pupils in our class and, for the beginning of term, we work with just this bubble in the morning and the afternoon. This might change later in the term as the COVID situation changes. Mrs Wright teaches on Mondays, Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays and Ms Catchpole teaches on WEdnesday mornings and all day on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Sanders teaches Spanish on Wednesdays and Mr Herd teaches PE on Tuesdays. Mrs Anderson is our Teaching Assistant.

Summer Term

This term we will be learning about The Maya Civilization of Central America and linking this to our art and DT work. In science, we will learn about light and about changes in living things. Our RE work will focus on 'The Journey of Life' from both the Christian and Hindu perspective and we will go on to learn about other aspects of Hinduism. In Spanish, we will practise using vocabulary associated with towns, festivals and holidays. Please see our curriculum information sheet for more details.

What do you need for school?

You will need:

To know if you are having school dinner or a packed lunch and what your after-school arrangements are (going home on the bus or in a taxi, going to Puffins, being picked up or walking home on your own). If you would like to walk home without an adult, please make sure that you bring in written permission from your parents for you to do so.

Your reading book, reading record and any completed homework.

A drinking bottle of fresh WATER.

A fresh fruit snack for break time.

A coat or waterproof jacket - we work and play outside in all weathers!

Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter.

Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This should be worn to school on PE days.

A warm hat and gloves in cold weather.

A sun hat during in hot weather.

All stationery is provided so you do not need a pencil case.

Feedback to improve our learning

We have all been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all our pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue between teachers and learners to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use pink highlighting to identify where we are Tickled Pink that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child.

Non-Negotiables

In Yew Class we take pride in our work and we make sure that certain things are always correct.

BE READY TO LEARN

HAVE A CAN-DO ATTITUDE

RESPECT YOUR RESOURCES

LAY OUT EACH PAGE CORRECTLY

HAVE HANDSOME HANDWRITING

SHOW OFF YOUR SPELLING

PERFECT YOUR PUNCTUATION

KNOW YOUR ONIONS - One Number In ONe Square

MISTAKES ARE IMPORTANT TO LEARNING - Cross mistakes out neatly

CIRCLE SELF-ASSESSMENT FACES CLEARLY

RESPOND TO ALL MARKING

PE in Yew Class

At the beginning of term, we will continue to have an extra-long PE session on Tuesday afternoons with Mr Herd. However, this arrangement might change later in the term as the COVID situation changes. We will also be running the daily mile and finding as many other ways to be active in our learning as possible. Please come to school on Tuesdays in your PE kit.

SATs

This year the Key Stage 2 SATs have been cancelled. We will be conducting our own 'in house' assessments, and we will publish the details of how these will be conducted as soon as the arrangements have been finalised.

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