I am delighted to welcome our new Year 6 children back after what I hope has been a relaxing and enjoyable summer. I am thrilled to be sharing my first year as a Year 6 teacher with such an enthusiastic, well motivated and wonderful group of children and as we embark on what will be a challenging but thoroughly rewarding year together I am sure we will enjoy many great moments of success and achievement along the way.
Year 6 is a time for developing a greater sense of independence and responisblilty ready for the challenges secondary school will present next year. It is also a time for setting an outstanding example for the rest of the school to follow and an opportunity to become excellent role model for younger children to look upto, something which I am well aware many children were already doing back in Year 5.
Although it is fair to say that the year ahead is going to be one of hard work and determination, it will also be one of excitement, new discoveries and memories. We have lots of interesting and exciting events planned throughout the course of this year to keep the children ethused and motivated about their learning. We also have our residential to look forward to where we will have a chance to celebrate all we have achieved in Year 6 and children will get to experience a real sense of independence.
This term our topic will be World War 2 and to launch this in an exciting and interesting way we will be visiting Eden Camp on Monday 9th September. It would be fantastic if your child could dress up as an evacuee for the day in order to gain the best experience possible.
PE will be on Thursday’s and Friday’s, however children should bring their PE kit into school on Monday and keep it here all week in case of any time table changes.
Home Learning will be a mixture of reading, basic skills and topic based research to support children’s learning in school. This will be given out on a Monday and expected in on a Thursday unless stated otherwise.
Finally, I would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, worries or queries please feel free to pop into school and see me.