Elder Class (Year 6) 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Term 1!
I hope you have had a lovely Summer and our new Elders are ready and raring to go! Mrs Hughes and I are looking forward to getting to know our new year 6 class and have lots of exciting things planned for the term ahead.
Our class text for this term is 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.
We will be linking a variety of activities to the text such as hot seating, dialogue, character descriptions as well as developing our inference and deduction skills.
Please see our class newsletter below for further details about term 1 and to find out more about what your child will be getting up to this term.
Some helpful reminders…
PE will be on Wednesday and Friday afternoons this term. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these two days (school PE t-shirt, navy shorts and plimsolls or trainers, sunhat and sun cream too as well as warmer clothes i.e. sweatshirts and joggers for outdoor PE - we will be outside for PE as much as we possibly can), thank you!
In year 6, we LOVE to read!
We ask that you please listen to your child read at home as much as possible and then sign their reading record (or encourage your child to) so we know that they have read. The children will be responsible for changing their own books (under the watchful eye of Mrs Hughes and myself) as well as completing quizzes linked to what they have been reading to assess their comprehension skills. We ask that all reading books are brought into school daily for reading time in school too and we will be looking at their reading records every Friday to see how they are getting on at home.
Thank you for your support.
I will be sending out activities to consolidate and/ or extend the children's learning during this term. Purple Mash, TT Rock Stars, Freckle and MyOn are all available online for extra learning opportunities too, all logins are in the back of your child's reading record.
Please ensure that your child brings their own (named) water bottle to school each day. We will send them home at the end of every day to be washed and refilled.
Thank you :-)
If you have any questions throughout the year you can contact me on:
Thank you :-)
~Mrs Hixon and Mrs Hughes~
Here are some useful resources to support your child at home too:
We are delighted to offer the whole school a brand new resource to use in school and at home. MyOn is a bank of digital books of variety of genre.
Encourage your children to login with their user names and password and get reading. There will be projects for them to enter into for their homework linked to the reading they can do in the program.
Websites that can help with your maths and other subjects:
BBC Bitsize: has numerous videos linked to the Maths National Curriculum objectives.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
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