Miss Shepherd and Mrs Refoy welcome you to Sycamore Class.
This is an exciting time for our pupils as they enter the final stage of their primary school journey. Whether your child has been with us from the start of their educational journey or has joined us on the way, many memories have been made and there are still more to come!
In Sycamore Class, we always aim high and strive to achieve our potential. We also know that making mistakes is a sign that we are trying so we’re not afraid to make them, and subsequently learn from them.
In addition to some of the special year 6 responsibilities such as Head Boy, Head Girl and prefect roles, year 6 is also an important year which provides pupils with the opportunity to develop a certain level of independence before the transition to high school. There is also the opportunity for pupils to reflect on the knowledge and skills gained throughout their time at primary schools when they sit their SATs in May.
Each week pupils will receive spellings and times tables to practise at home. Times tables will be set on Times Tables Rockstars and spellings on Purple Mash. Pupils have their own logins for each of these. As well as this, they will also be given a piece of online based English or maths homework each Friday which needs to be completed by the following Wednesday (details of which will be posted each week on ClassDojo). All homework set will consolidate the learning from class.
PE takes place every Tuesday afternoon. Due to current guidelines, on our PE day, pupils should attend school wearing their PE kit consisting of plain black shorts, joggers or leggings, plain white t-shirt, school jumper and trainers.
Swimming sessions are due to start this half term. Further information will be sent when we have been given an update as to when the sessions can commence.
Read 4 the Stars
All pupils are encouraged to read at least 4 times per week so that they can participate in the Read 4 the Stars reward scheme. Please ensure that you sign your child’s reading record so that their reading each week will count towards it.
All year 6 pupils will continue learning their brass instrument from the previous year. The brass lessons take place every Wednesday morning and will be delivered by a specialist teacher.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via ClassDojo.
Thank you for your continued support.