Welcome to the Spring Term in Class 6
Dear Year 6 families,
It wasn’t exactly the start to the new year we planned, but what an amazing job Year 6 have done to make sure that they continue to make excellent progress with their learning. I am so proud of all of the children. The ‘Seesaw schoolers’ and the ‘Bubble schoolers’ amaze me every single day with their determination, perseverance and positive attitudes to learning in challenging circumstances.
The spring term is always the term that I encourage Year 6 to become increasingly independent and reflective learners. I have seen that the children are maturing every day and are able to manage their learning and attitudes in a calm and sensible manner. These skills are vital for transition to secondary school and will support positive learning habits in the future. Towards the end of this term, I will (hopefully) also start planning transition visits to their new secondary schools.
Throughout this term we have a variety of cross-curricular projects, which are part of our Character Education Programme, designed to support the children to become inspiring change-makers. So far this term, the children have used skills such as empathy, problem solving and a range of communication strategies to meet challenges linked to the ‘UN Sustainable Global Goals’. This exciting work will continue throughout the term.
In class, I will continue to encourage and support daily reading. The children will read and discuss their books with myself or Miss Jennings as often as possible. At home, you can continue to support your child’s reading by discussing what they have just read. The essential reading skill of ‘inference’ is a tricky skill to master. The more you talk with your child about the books they have read, the more they will develop this skill. In English, the children will write a range of genres. This term I expect the children to really show me what they can do in terms of punctuation, grammar, content and flair. There will be an expectation that the children are aware of their audience, and will have that in mind when writing, to keep the audience entertained.
In Maths, we will continue to study a wide variety of topics including using number, algebra, shape, statistics, problem solving and written calculations. The weekly skills checks every Friday are a really good tool to practise a range of maths questions and identify areas that they find tricky.
Please know that I am always here to support the children. If you need any help or additional phone calls please contact me via Seesaw or through the school office. Finally, I want to thank you all for your support, kind words and understanding this term. I look forward to having all of the children back in school very soon.