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Welcome to Year 6!

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Revision and Rewards


Welcome back, we hope you all had a wonderful Easter break.


The summer 'Term Ahead' letter for parents and carers will soon be uploaded to the 'Letters' sub-page and a paper copy sent home with children. There is a timetable for SATs week on the 'Timetables' sub-page: the tests begin on Monday 8th May and run for four consecutive days.


'Booster Club' will continue for three more weeks after school on Fridays; they will be structured as self-directed study time with teacher supervision to allow flexibility and student autonomy for revision focuses.


There are lots of exciting aspects to the final term in Year 6, which I will explain further once SATs are completed.


Kind regards,


Miss O'Dell

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Happy New Year!


We hope you all had a restful Christmas break.


You will find the most recent 'Term Ahead' letter on the 'Letters' subpage above, along with a copy of the 'booster club' invite letter for parents/carers. Paper copies will also be sent home with children.


There is a variety of links to external webpages on the 'Useful Resources' subpage above, here you will find: videos, games, activities, information (and more) to support and extend core classroom learning taking place this term.


We ask that parents/carers ensure a suitable P.E. kit (as per the uniform policy) is available in school throughout the term.


Best wishes,


Miss O'Dell




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Trips and Pitches...


Having just  successfully undertaken our first class trip of the year (to the Tendring 'Crucial Crew' event) it is a pleasure to inform you that this half-term is packed with interactive learning opportunities, both in school and off site.


On Thursday 10th November, you are invited to join your children in class from 2:00pm to look at their learning, take part in their learning and discuss their learning with them. Next Monday, we will visit the Royal Hospital School to partake in 'Sing-Up Suffolk' alongside other primary school children. On Tuesday 15th November, we will visit The Globe Theatre in London to immerse ourselves in the world of Shakespeare through a lively action workshop; this trip will inform our English lessons (particularly in terms of reading and writing) as we are studying Macbeth.  We also have parents' consultation evenings on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November, for which letters have been sent home.


There is still more to come...


Year 6 children are preparing pitches for a Smartphone app design as part of their computing lessons and we would like to invite you to be part of a panel of judges (very Dragon's Den style) offering feedback to each group. We would like the  groups to give their pitches on Thursday 17th November from 11:30 until lunchtime. If you are able to come along to this, please do let me know as even a handful of parents/carers will help to create a more formal and realistic atmosphere for the children.


Of course, later in the term we will have our annual KS2 Christmas Carol Concert at the local church and the PTFA have arranged (and funded) another whole school trip to see a local Christmas pantomime (letter to follow nearer the time). We are very blessed to have so many wonderful and diverse opportunities in Year 6.


Throughout this half-term, children will be studying mathematical operations and shape in Maths; Macbeth in English (along with spelling, punctuation and grammar rules); 'Has there ever been a better time to live here?' an historical research unit in Topic; light in Science; Hockey and Dance in P.E; 'Why is Jesus the Messiah?' in R.E; electronic toys and games in Design Technology; singing melodies in Music; as well as time and place in French. If there is any area of the curriculum that inspires you to share your own knowledge or resources with the class, please do feel free to contact me.


I also want to mention, we have begun discussing the 'Our Healthy Year' project (as mentioned on Dojo last half-term); I am aiming to send some information home with children soon to help involve families with the children's pledges - yet to be agreed - and make the most of the project resources.


Here's to a productive and healthy half-term.


Best wishes,


Miss O'Dell


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Welcome to the current Year 6 class page, above you will find several sub-pages relevant to parents, carers and children.

Helpful resources and
letters - as well as homework sheets and Big Write planning sheets - are only available electronically via this website. Occasionally, links via Dojo (invited users only) will be provided, which will direct you to a relevant section of the class webpage. Dojo is primarily used to showcase and celebrate learning behaviours, such as: a growth mindset; amazing work; improver of the week; most Dojo points earned; class achievements or events, as well as message and reminders about learning activities taking place inside and outside the classroom.


The children have made a fantastic start to the academic year, which is deeply encouraging. We are focusing on how we learn together this half-term and Year 6 are evidencing their teamwork skills proficiently and consistently at present, especially in gymnastics. Keep an eye out for photos of teamwork on the 'student work' subpage.  


Please find the 'parent/teacher meet and greet' PowerPoint below; I know there are a few parents who were unable to attend last Monday. Please come into class or email me directly if you would like to arrange to discuss any aspect of your child's education.


Best wishes,


Miss O'Dell



Parent/Teacher Meet and Greet 19.09.16