September 2023 Welcome Letter
Welcome to Year 6! Mrs Hudson and I are really looking forward to getting to know your children and working on the fun and interesting things planned for the term ahead.
Topics for the Autumn Term
Our first topic will be very interesting; it will be a study of the Ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt was one of the world’s first civilizations. It is also one of the most famous civilizations in history. The Ancient Egyptians built huge pyramids, temples, palaces, and tombs and their paintings and carvings are among the most splendid ever created. To begin with, our class book will be ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ by Emma Carroll. To accompany this text, we will be making 3D clay models of Canopic Jars and other artwork connected to the Egyptians. Keep an eye on our class page on the school website for photos and updates on children’s work.
Equipment for School
The children will be provided with handwriting pens and pencils but should they want to bring in more stationery, a pencil case with additional colouring pens and pencils and a glue stick would be helpful.
Personal items including mobile phones are not permitted in school. If any parent feels that their child must bring a phone to school, they must leave it with Mrs Scarr in the school office at the start of the school day.
Homework is given out every Thursday and is stuck into their homework book which comes between home and school. The task set each week will always follow on from something that we have been doing in class; either English, maths or topic work. The children should be able to complete it independently however, parents can support their child with their homework should they wish to.
All homework is due by the following Thursday, but they are welcome to bring it in earlier in the week. Any homework that hasn’t been completed will be done independently during break time on Thursday.
In addition to their homework task, the children will have weekly spellings to learn and will bring home their reading book every day. Children should be reading at home on a daily basis – ideally with an adult. The children choose their own books and are encouraged to choose texts that interest them
Year 6 will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons each week.
Children should wear school uniform on both days with their PE kit in a bag – the children will change before the lesson begins.
If you ever need to get in touch with me, please ring the school office on 015396 20510.
Alternatively, I can be contacted via the class email account: email@example.com or through the Class Dojo system. Please do not hesitate to message me if you need to let me know about anything or if you have any concerns or queries.