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Welcome to our Year 6 class!

We have 14 pupils in our class. We work with a range of teachers and teaching assistants. In the mornings, Mrs Wright teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays, Ms Catchpole teaches on Thursdays and Fridays and we both teach on Wednesday mornings. In the afternoons, we work with the Year 5 children. Mrs Wright, Miss Whitehead and Ms Catchpole teach the afternoons. We also work with the specialist PE coaches Mr Herd and Mr Seagrave. Mrs Sanders teaches Spanish on Wednesdays. Mrs Anderson and Mrs Sirett are our Teaching Assistants.

Autumn Term

This term we will be using the theme of River Deep, Mountain High to inspire our learning. We will read fiction and non-fiction texts with river or mountain settings and we will study how the world's landscapes are formed and change in geography. In science we will think about the habitats and life cycles of living things. Please see our curriculum information sheet for more details.

What do you need for school?

You will need:

To know if you are having school dinner or a packed lunch and what your after-school arrangements are (going home on the bus or in a taxi, going to Puffins, being picked up or walking home on your own). If you would like to walk home without an adult, please make sure that you bring in written permission from your parents for you to do so.

Your reading book, reading record and any completed homework.

A drinking bottle of fresh WATER.

A fresh fruit snack for break time.

A coat or waterproof jacket - we work and play outside in all weathers!

Outdoor shoes and a change of clothes for the school field in winter.

Your PE Kit (team coloured T-shirt, shorts and trainers, plus track suit type trousers and top during the winter months). This is kept in school for the half term.

A warm hat and gloves in cold weather.

A sun hat during in hot weather.

All stationery is provided so you do not need a pencil case.

Feedback to improve our learning

We have all been involved in a dialogue about the high expectations we have of all our pupils. Effective feedback involves a dialogue between teachers and learners to identify what has been done well and the next steps to learning. Pupils are regularly given verbal feedback about their work and areas to work on. Where appropriate, we use pink highlighting to identify where we are Tickled Pink that the Success Criteria (expectations set out at the start of the lesson) have been achieved. Green highlighting identifies a next step (Green for Growth). Children are also encouraged to self-edit and correct or improve something using their purple polish pen. For more information, please do ask your child.

Non-Negotiables

In Yew Class we take pride in our work and we make sure that certain things are always correct.

BE READY TO LEARN

HAVE A CAN-DO ATTITUDE

RESPECT YOUR RESOURCES

LAY OUT EACH PAGE CORRECTLY

HAVE HANDSOME HANDWRITING

SHOW OFF YOUR SPELLING

PERFECT YOUR PUNCTUATION

KNOW YOUR ONIONS - One Number In ONe Square

MISTAKES ARE IMPORTANT TO LEARNING - Cross mistakes out neatly

CIRCLE SELF-ASSESSMENT FACES CLEARLY

RESPOND TO ALL MARKING

PE in Yew Class

PE lessons will take place on Tuesday (with Mr Herd and Miss Whitehead) and Thursday (with Mr Seagrave). For now, you should come to school in your PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursday. However, this arrangement might change later in the term as the COVID situation changes.

SATs

This year the Key Stage 2 SATs are scheduled to take place from Monday 1oth May to Thursday 13th May 2021 inclusive. We will keep you informed of any changes if they occur.

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