Welcome to 6JM!
Having had a very successful first term, we are looking forward to our next term with year 6. We've been very impressed in the way in which the children have taken on board new responsibilities and a focused approach to their learning.
Our exciting new topic this term is called 'Great Changes' and it focuses on Britain during the Victorian era. As part of this topic, we are looking forward to a new and exciting trip to the Black Country Museum in March. Details will be sent out shortly.
Later on in the term, booster groups will begin, supporting the children on their journey towards SATs in May. Although preparation for the SATs is important for the children's well-being when the week in May arrives, it is also very important that our children continue to enjoy a rich and varied curriculum with plenty of fun. Further details on the SATs will be given nearer the time.
The staffing is as follows:
6JM - Monday - Wednesday - Mrs Jenny May
Thursday/Friday - Mrs Jen McMahon
Teaching assistant - Mrs Louise Ellul
6VdB - Mrs Vanessa DeBoer
Teaching assistant - Mrs Ashley Howes
Group teacher - Mrs Mel Montgomery
Teaching assistant - Mrs Di Camus
In the mornings the year group continues to be divided into 3 groups for Maths and English. This allows for all the children to work in smaller groups and have focused teaching allowing them to reach their full potential. Their teacher will depend on the group they are in. This arrangement also allows the children to get used to being taught by different teachers in different classrooms which is great preparation for secondary school.
Outdoor PE will be on a Monday and indoor dance on a Friday. It is important the children remember their PE kits including clothes to keep them warm on the Monday outdoor sessions. Sturdy footwear (trainers) are also important to keep the children safe.
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. There is a year 6 Wednesday lunchtime homework club for those who are struggling to get it done at home but the expectations are that homework is returned completed to a high standard on time.
If there are any queries please don't hesitate to contact Mrs May or Mrs McMahon either through the office or come and have a chat when we are outside in the playground after school.
J May, J McMahon and the 6JM team