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Year 6

Year 6

Hello! Mr Hinksman wishes you a warm welcome back to school and to Year 6.  I hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are now ready to take your final steps on your learning journey here at Wellfield. We are all looking forward to sharing this exciting learning adventure with you. Please find below important information about the organisation for this school year.

 

Class Staffing:

As well as myself, Mrs Tattersall will support teaching and learning in class each day. Miss Shepherd will cover PPA time on Friday mornings and Deputy Head/Management Time on Thursdays. In Autumn Term 1, Year 6 will also have swimming sessions led by a qualified swimming instructor at Burnley Leisure.

 

Curriculum:

We will be covering some really exciting topics over the year and the children will be encouraged to explore and ask questions to develop their curiosity and interest. At the end of this letter is the Curriculum Overview for Autumn Term 1 with key vocabulary, a copy will also be displayed on the class webpage. A new overview will be sent at the start of each new half-term. Enrichment homework tasks will also be provided to encourage children to discuss their learning at home.

 

Class Equipment:

Children will be provided with everything they need in class therefore children will only need to bring their reading book and reading record in a small book bag; coat; healthy morning snack; named water bottle and lunch bag (if required) with them to school. Please do not send large bags/backpacks or pencil cases into school. Water bottles will be sent home every night to be washed for the following day. Please ensure that all items brought into school are clearly named.

 

P.E. Lessons:

Year 6 will have P.E. lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays. On these days, children should wear their P.E. kit and school jumper/P.E. hoodie to school. P.E. kit comprises of a white tee-shirt with the school logo, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms/leggings, school jumper/school P.E. hoodie and black pumps/trainers. Kit may be required at other times but prior notice will be given. Please ensure that cardigans/jumpers/hoodies are clearly named. In Autumn 1, we will be swimming on a Tuesday so please ensure your child is sent into school in their PE kits still and brings their swimming kit in a bag.

 

Reading At Home:

We want to encourage children to read for pleasure at home. Children will select a book at an appropriate reading level to read at home. Books, along with a reading record, will be sent home each day. Please encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes a day to yourself, another adult family member or an older sibling. Comments about how fluently, accurately or confidently your child has read at home can be added to the reading diary which should be returned to school, along with the book, the following day. Children will be expected to answer questions to assess their understanding of the text once they have completed a book.

 

Reading in School:

In addition to English lessons there will be daily Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) sessions and guided reading sessions. Activities taking place may include:

Guided reading with class teacher or teaching assistant;

Language and text comprehension work;

Library sessions;

Independent reading;

Follow-up activities e.g. book review, blurb writing etc;

Book Buddy sessions;

One to one reading.

Each half-term we will also enjoy reading a class novel together, this half-term we are starting with The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie that will help support our English unit this half term.

 

I look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss anything contained within this information sheet or have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.