Year 6 Spring Term 2016 Letter

Dear Parents / Carers,

We hope you have had a relaxing and festive Christmas and are looking forward to the term ahead. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the generous gifts that you gave us before the holidays! The term ahead will be a challenging and thoroughly enjoyable one for all of us in Year 6.

As a part of our work in Literacy, we will be examining units on biographies and autobiographies, moving onto persuasion and discussion texts and then narrative. Within the narrative unit we shall be exploring the works of Terry Pratchett, ultimately looking to write a short story based on the character Death.

Library books may be changed every week, so please encourage your children to return any completed books and exchange them for new ones. Children will need to have a novel of their choice (of an appropriate level for them to read independently) in school at all times. Their homework includes at least one hour of reading every week and the children should be looking to challenge themselves with the material they choose. Please record the time spent reading each week in their homework planner so I can keep track of this and reward those that make an extra effort.

There are a number of sporting fixtures coming up this term as follows:

12th March       Netball Rally

19st March        Swimming Gala

We will be holding an open afternoon on Wed 10th February from 3.15pm – 4pm, please come into the classroom to see your child’s learning.

Further reminders:

  • P.E. lessons will take place on a Friday and Wednesday. However, it is advisable to retain kits in school in case of non-timetabled sessions.
  • Learning logs will continue to be given out on a Friday, to be returned by the following Wednesday. Homework also includes at least one hour of reading that must be signed off by an adult. Manga High is a free maths resource and I would encourage any child to sign on regularly in order to practice areas of the curriculum that they find difficult.
  • There will also be optional maths, grammar and comprehension question sheets issued every week, please encourage your child to complete these at home.
  • Spelling tests will take place on a Friday morning.

Please feel free to come in and see me before or after school with any questions or concerns. Thank you again for your continued support. We wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Grant Jones and Helen Casson

(Year 6 Teacher)         (TA)