Miss Page (Monday - Friday)
Mrs Hutchinson (Wednesday PM)
Welcome back to a new school year. I hope that you had a wonderful summer and that everyone is ready for our new school year. I am excited to be joining Marcham School and I am really looking forward to teaching the Giraffes. Our value this term is friendship and community. In Term 2, our value is respect. I am the main class teacher, and I will be teaching the class daily. During my planning time, we are lucky to have Mrs Hutchinson teaching the class, who will be teaching PE and French. Miss Davies, who is also new to the school, will be joining us as our teaching assistant.
In Year 6 this term, much of our learning will be based on the theme of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings – an exciting history-based topic with lots of cross-curricular learning opportunities. We also have our residential trip to Youlbury this month and I know that the children will benefit from the experience greatly. A summary of learning in other curriculum areas is set out below.
Our PE days are on Wednesday and Thursday. Children will come home in their PE kits on Thursday so that they can be washed. Please make sure that PE kits are in school wherever possible in case they are needed.
Homework is set on Friday and due in the following Thursday. This will consist of a mixture of Reading, Spelling and Maths activities as well as some topic related tasks. All home learning tasks will enable your child to consolidate their learning and revise different topics so will be closely linked to the learning in the classroom. Please encourage your child to complete their home learning and let me know if there is anything I can help with.
We also ask that you continue to encourage your child to meet the ‘Ten Minutes a Day’ reading pledge. Children will bring home a reading record where they can make a note of their reading each night. We have recently invested in a new reading scheme so watch this space for that one! I hope that this overview answers any questions that you might have. However, if there are any aspects relating to teaching and learning in Year 6 that you would like to discuss further or if there are issues that crop up which you would like to talk about, please do get in touch. Emails can be directed to the school office and the office staff will forward them on to me.
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