Welcome to 6JM!
A very happy new year to you from Year 6 and 6JM. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone and making a really positive start to 2021. Last term, the children settled in brilliantly to Year 6 and their groups. This will continue for the term ahead. As always, we see ourselves very much as a Year 6 unit, rather than two separate classes and we will continue to work in this way within our Year 6 'bubble'.
The staffing is as follows:
6JM - Monday/Tuesday - Mrs Jenny May
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday - Mrs Jen McMahon
Teaching assistant - Miss Maria Cooper
6VdB - Mrs Vanessa DeBoer
Teaching assistant - Mrs Ashley Howes
Group teacher - Mrs Mel Montgomery
Teaching assistant - Miss Di Camus
The children continue to swap teachers during some lessons in the afternoons also. This enables the staff to work to their best expertise and interests. This, in turn, benefits the children and, as with the English and Maths groups, is excellent preparation for secondary school.
Our first Linked Learning topic this term is 'Great Changes' and focusses on the Victorian era. In Science, we will be doing a topic called 'Secret Garden' with an emphasis on Living Things. Following on from this, we will move onto a topic called 'To Infinity and Beyond.'
P.E. is on Wednesdays and Thursdays this term. We will be doing a Tag Rugby unit which will also be taught by coaches from Northampton Saints on a Thursday. This is a really exciting opportunity for us.
The children will need to come to school in their full P.E. kit on these days.
Please ensure the children look smart in a white top and dark shorts. Long tops and joggers can be worn as our sessions will be outdoors. Trainers are important as outdoor P.E. can become unsafe in inappropriate footwear.
We would really appreciate your support in ensuring the children wear the correct clothing on the correct days.
If at any point your child needs to self-isolate, the 10-day learning project will be on the Year 6 home learning page on the website. In the case of school closures, year 6 staff will be using Microsoft Teams to work alongside the children.
Keep checking the class page for updated information, news and photographs. There is also a Year 6 page containing photographs from morning groups and any resources the Year 6 children may need in their lessons, so please keep checking that page too.
Homework is now given out at the beginning of each term and is handed in on a specific date towards the end. Information on homework dates including, homework check days and final handing in day will be given when the homework is first set. The children are expected to have completed enough homework tasks each term to earn 40 points, ensure the homework is returned on time and completed to a high standard.
If there are any queries please don't hesitate to contact Mrs May or Mrs McMahon through the office.
J May, J McMahon and the 6JM team