Class 6 Letter Term 4 2018-2019

7th January 2019

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils of Class 6

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to an exciting new term. We hope you had a restful Christmas break. The children produced a wonderful Christmas hoop last term, sung beautifully at the Christmas Carols afternoon and were extremely mature when visiting the Marlowe for the Christmas Panto, escorting their year one buddies. We are very proud of their achievements both academically, creatively and as role models for the lower years.


Although there have been some staff changes, the Year 6 Team are still Miss Webb and Mrs Campbell. However, on a Thursday Mrs Hunt will now teach the class Math, Music and RE. We are lucky to have our student teacher Miss Percy from Christchurch University back with us as of next week, joining the class every Tuesday. If you wish to contact me, please do not hesitate to email me on the following address –      


I have spoken to most of you at parents evening but just to remind you all that we will be doing a mock SATS week commencing 15th January. This is simply to get the children familarised with the papers, timings and exam settings in preparation for the real ones in May. These results will help us to see what areas each child needs to focus on in Literacy and Numeracy over the next few terms.


Our new Topic this term will be The Ancient Maya. We will be using this theme for our Art day this term where we will explore using clay to create a final piece of pottery inspired by the Maya art and culture. We will also use this theme in our DT Day this term where we will using weaving to construct a garment or bag using different materials.


This term in English we will be looking at poetry and persuasive writing. Looking at poetic features with particular focus on imagery this time. Then the persuasion writing with look at different sentence openers, confident vocabulary and how best to structure your point of view. We will also do weekly spelling practice, grammar work, and handwriting practice.


In Maths, our focus this term will be decimals and percentages. The children will be learning how to show equivalence, ordering, comparing and the four ways of both of these sectors.


In Science this term, we will be learning about ‘classification of living things’. Looking into the world of variation, classification and a key scientist Carl Linneaus. Please encourage your child to do their own research at home and to explore the wildlife and creatures around them and record the first hand invaluable information they provide.


Home learning: Home learning will continue to be set on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Wednesday.  It will consist of English, Math and Topic or perhaps to write a prayer for a special occasion.  The children will continue to be given weekly spellings and times tables challenges to learn, ready for a test every Friday.  Please encourage daily reading of 15-20 minutes to embody a greater range of vocabulary to be utilised in their writing. Discussions based on what they have read is also vital to ensure comprehension of the text is taking place.


PE: We will be continuing with our swimming lessons this term for 4 weeks and then for the remaining two weeks we will focus on invasion skills.  Please can I remind children that the school expectations of a PE kit is the standard school colours and not a football shirt or gym clothes. There were several children on a weekly basis last term who did not bring in their PE kit and therefore was unable to participate. Class 6 will still be having PE on a Wednesday after the first 4 weeks of term and will need to bring in the full kit.


We are looking forward to a very busy, challenging and exciting term! Many thanks for your continued support.


Yours sincerely,


Miss. L Webb