Dame Workalot & 6VdB
Welcome to 6VdB Class Page
We can't believe that it is the final term of school in Year 6. The year has flown by. We have been so impressed with the children so far. They have worked incredibly hard and have made fantastic progress in their learning. Their hard work will hopefully be rewarded through a successful SATs week and we cannot wait for our trip to Twycross zoo on the Friday of that week. It will be a fabulous day. Over the coming months, we will be preparing the children for their move to secondary school and we know they will be looking forward to their transition day visits.
Our timetable over the next few months will be very similar to that which the children have followed since September. We are very fortunate to still have Mrs Montgomery as our 3rd class teacher in Year 6, enabling us to continue with our 3 English and maths groups throughout our morning sessions.
The group teachers are:
Mrs May / Mrs McMahon with Ms Fernandez as TA.
Mrs de Boer with Mrs Howes as TA.
Mrs Montgomery with Mrs Gibbons as TA.
As we will soon no longer be preparing the children for their SATs, our morning sessions will become more flexible and we will be taking the opportunity of having Mrs Montgomery to teach some other curriculum subjects in our morning sessions, such as DT and science. We are very much looking forward to a workshop led by some magistrates and a session from Re-Solve looking at keeping ourselves safe and decision making.
Please see the Year 6 newsletter for information about the topic areas that will be taught this term in Year 6 within each subject area.
P.E. this term is on a Monday and Wednesday. We are very lucky to have the expertise of a tennis coach on Monday afternoons to teach the children tennis skills. On a Wednesday afternoon, the children will be learning a traditional country dance in preparation for our school celebrations for the Queen's jubilee. The children need to continue to come to school in their P.E. kits on these days. P.E. kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts / joggers and trainers. All jewellery should be removed for P.E. and long hair should be tied back. We are very impressed with how well the children are following the P.E. school uniform expectations and they are looking really smart on P.E. days.
We have changed our homework slightly this term to prepare the children for the homework expectations that they will encounter at secondary school. We are setting a weekly task for maths and English, which will be set on a Friday to be handed in by or on the following Thursday. Science and topic tasks will continue to be set termly. Homework will be set through teams and the children will be required to achieve a set number of points within the science and topic tasks. Ideally, we would prefer the children to hand their homework in on teams, taking and uploading a photograph of their work if they have completed the task on paper. Homework is regularly monitored and checked to ensure children are on track to achieve the required number of points and to fully prepare them for the homework that they will encounter in secondary school. If the children have any questions or worries about their homework, we encourage them to ask an adult in Year 6 to support them.
We have an action packed term ahead of us. Our summer events will include sports day, the summer fair, transition days to secondary school, science day, mufti days, sporting events, the Queen's jubilee celebrations and our leavers event. The next few months are going to be very busy! We are sure the children will thoroughly enjoy their last few months at Park Junior School and will be more than ready to move onto secondary school and to face the experiences and challenges that they will encounter.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns. We are here to help and support the children.
Mrs de Boer & Mrs Howes.