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Welcome to Year 6 Turtle Class…

 

Thank you for visiting our Class Page.
 
We would like to share some important information with you about teaching and learning in our class.

We have a number of adults who work in our base every day:
Mrs Pallett is our Classteacher
Mrs Hunter and Mrs Summers are our Learning Support Assistants
Mrs Culley is our MDA who supports our class at lunchtimes

What is it like to be in Year 6?
Year Six is a memorable year in so many ways, take a look at some of the thoughts from last year’s class who have now moved on to secondary school.

‘This year has been inspirational! I’m glad to be part of Spring Meadow. I feel like a whole new person, I’m inspired to work and I look forward to coming in each day- it feels like a family.’ Liam 2013

‘My teachers have helped to bring out my full potential. Year 6 has boosted my confidence to try lots of new things, things I wouldn’t even dream I could do before!’ Ben 2014

What is it like to learn in Year 6?
During the year we see the children grow and mature into responsible individuals who are ready to tackle the demands of moving on from Primary school. Year 6 is a challenging final year aimed to prepare the children for life at their chosen secondary schools.

As this is such a crucial year in a child’s primary year, good attendance is vital. The Government do not allow schools to authorise any leave of absence for pupils in Year 6.

In our class we have an ‘I can’ attitude, we encourage every child to strive to achieve their full potential regardless of their individual starting points. In the summer term the children will complete their SATs and we as a school will do everything we can to help your child prepare for these. We appreciate your continued support in encouraging your child to achieve their best. This year we continue with our Home Study challenge, an amazing success in recent years with every child in the year group completing their home study work every week. We have enjoyed many home study treats as a result of all the children’s hard work.

Learning in Turtle class is interactive, practical and enjoyable across all areas of the curriculum. There are a wide range of teaching methods, balancing whole-class, group and individual activities to engage children in effective learning.

Expectations of the children are very high in all aspects of school life. Year 6 children are also given additional responsibilities around the school, this includes Playleaders in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds where they support younger children in their play and friendships.

How you can help your child?
  • Support daily reading – In Year 6 children should be reading regularly, this could be with a family member, a brother or sister or independently. They are being challenged to read a range of genres over the year to widen their reading choices. Your child is expected to write meaningful comments about their reading each day in their Reading Diary. In this in the form of www (what went well) and ebi (even better if).
  • Support and encouragement with homework, help your child to organise themselves by encouraging responsibility and independence. This will aid them greatly in preparing for Secondary school.
  • We urge you to attend our regular meet the teacher workshops where we will share ideas and activities to help your child at home, you can also take away our ‘Spring Meadow SATs pack’ which is packed full of fun and interactive revision ideas. We will also provide you with information about our SATs revision books which will be used by every child for home study in the spring term.

Please remember that you are always welcome to talk to us about your child, we would ask that you make an appointment at the school office so as not to disturb learning time.
We look forward to working with you and your child, Year 6 is a fun and rewarding year for everyone!
 
Thank you for your continuing support.
 
Mrs Pallett
 

 Welcome to Year 6!

Seahorse Class:

 

Thank you for visiting our class page, this is where you can find out about the teaching and learning that takes place in our class. 
We have a number of adults who support us in our base.  Mrs Havord is our class teacher, Mrs Kadlec and Mrs Summers are our learning support assistants and Mrs Summers is also our class MDA.

The final year of Primary School is memorable in so many ways. Throughout this year, the children will grow and mature, they will take on extra responsibilities, teaching them to become more independent in preparation for High School.

As this is such a crucial year in a child’s primary schooling, good attendance is vital.  The Government do not allow schools to authorise leave of absence requests.

Year Six at Spring Meadow provides a challenging final year; our expectations of the children are very high in all aspects of school life. It is important that these set the highest standards of behaviour, attitude and academic ability - for the rest of the school to follow.

What is it like to learn in Seahorse Class?

‘My teachers never gave up on me, they have helped me so much. It’s been like a rollercoaster, ups and downs but wanting to do it all again and again.’ Alex 2014

‘It’s where you can have fun and enjoy yourself, it’s a happy place to learn. I am extremely proud of myself and everything I have achieved, I am determined to keep up the good work.’ Emily 2014

In our class we have a positive learning attitude, the learning is interactive, practical and enjoyable across all areas of the curriculum. There are a wide range of teaching methods, balancing whole-class, group and individual activities to engage children in effective learning. Visits and visitors also add to the curriculum so far this term we have already been to the Mercury Theatre to attend a drama workshop based on the stage production of ‘Friend or Foe’ based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.  Crucial Crew also offered plenty of discussions around life skills and transition activities to support us in our move to secondary school.

Year Six children are also given additional responsibilities throughout the year such as play leaders in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds where they support the children, teaching the games and co-operation skills.

Our residential visit to Kingswood will provide opportunities for team building, fostering independence; investigating wildlife and different environments plus many other essential life skills.
 
How you can help your child:

  • Support daily reading – In Year 6 children could be reading independently or to an adult. They are being challenged to read a range of genres over the year to widen their reading choices. Your child is expected to write meaningful comments about their reading each week in their Reading Record Book. This could include the main characters, what has engaged them in the text so far, what they haven’t liked and why. Finally they could compare their current book to previous books read.
  • Support given for home study, including helping your child to organise themselves by encouraging responsibility and independence ready for year 7.
  • We urge parents to attend our regular meet the teacher workshops where we will share ideas and activities to help your child at home. You can also take away our Spring Meadow SATs packs which is packed full of fun and interactive ideas. We will also provide you with information about our SATs revision books which will be used to support revision for the Spring Term.
Please remember that you are more than welcome to talk to us about your child, we would ask that you make an appointment at the school office so as not to disturb learning time.
We look forward to a fun and fruitful year!
 
Mrs Havord
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