Our last week has definitely had a festive feel! Christmas lunch was a great success with the Year 6 assisting the younger children with their lunch, great fun was had at the Pantomime – Peter Pan and it was great to see so many Christmas jumpers today. Also, a huge thank you to all of the cards and gifts that were brought in for staff – it is never expected but so greatly appreciated.
No formal homework has been set for children over the Christmas period. We have spoken to the children about maintaining regular reading for comprehension as well as increasing vocabulary choices. Maths opportunities are available online if required. Any encouragement of home learning is welcome if your child has a opputune moment.
The first part of next half term sees our English based around Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker and in Maths we will be looking at fluency, problem solving and reasoning across all four operations.
All that is left to say is have a wonderful Christmas holidays and a happy new year. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 4th January 2017.
The Year 6 Team
…only a week to go! It has been a full and busy penultimate week.
As we approach the end of our first term in Year 6, it has been wonderful to see how far the children have already come, not just in their learning but in how they are continuing to mature into wonderful citizens. On Monday, in preperation for the walk to the Advent service, the children chose a reception partner to escort to the church. Such kindness and tenderness towards the younger children was clearly evident in the class and this continued during the walk to and from the church on Tuesday. Many staff commented on how thoughtful and loving the behaviour of the Year 6 children was during the 90 minute round trip; encouraging and supporting the younger children to keep going even when tired.
This selfless attitude continued today during 6C’s day through supporting the younger year groups in the activities and running the Mile for Maisie as well as organising a stunning cake sale to raise further funds for the Hampshire Air Ambulance. We are so very proud of the personal and learning goals the children have achieved so far.
Home Learning – Maths and Bug Club reading have been set. Plus an extra Maths task was given yesterday for a ‘Bring and Share’ lesson on Monday – could children please bring in an example of a % reduction in a real life context. With a plethora of sales online and in supermarkets – an advert in a leaflet, newspaper or magazine or a print-out of a instore promotion showing a % reduction would be gratefully appreciated so we can apply our learning to a real life context. It is also the final week for the learning pyramid and RE homework to be completed.
After Wednesday PE can be taken home to be washed. Please check your child’s PE kit and if there is anything missing please check in the class or lost property.
Next Week Events – Christmas lunch is on Tuesday and the Peter Pan pantomime is on Wednesday. Don’t forget Christmas Jumper Day on Friday.
Have a lovely weekend. Only 16 sleeps to go…
Year 6 Team