Welcome to the new school year!

Your class teachers are:

Mr Thomas (6KT)

Ms Jones (6J)

Mr Todd (6ST)

Mrs Doughty (Maths and English groups)

Our support staff include:

Mrs Cole

Mrs Driscoll

 

We hope you are settling in to the new term with all of our new systems and routines.

Back To School Night:      Back to School Night 20-21

 

Mornings:

Please try to ensure your child arrives at 9.15 am ready for doors opening. We are aiming to keep to a minimum the number of people on school grounds at this time due to health concerns.

Can you ensure your child has brought a full water bottle (at least 500ml). We are also restricted in terms of allowing children time to refill their bottles throughout the day.

If you have a message for the class teacher, please email it to the office and they will pass it on. We are not able to stand at the door to discuss issues at registration time.

End of day:

We will release children to their respective adults from the classroom door at 3.30pm. If you wish your child to walk home alone, or even just to meet you at the edge of the school grounds somewhere, you will need to complete the online permission on Operoo (formerly Caremonkey). We recommend doing this even if you don’t want your child to walk home alone; it just means that you do not have to be physically present right at the classroom door.

English:

This term we will be looking at Quest stories, Non-chronological reports about Fantastical animals, and poetry. It will be of great use of you could help your child research the myths of King Arthur.

Maths:

This term’s Maths focus will be determined of the next few weeks based on our ongoing assessment of the children’s current levels.

TTRockstars
A reminder to all parents and carers: please encourage your children to use the TTRockstar App as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have an impact on their times table knowledge. If there are any problems with the app or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know! Maybe this term your child’s class will win the cup!

Project:

Our new project is called “Whose War?”, focusing on how the Second World War impacted on the people of Bristol.  It would be of great use if you could help your child research some local history from that period.

Homework:

Homework is in and out every THURSDAY.

We will set ten spellings from the national spelling list and test them every Thursday morning.

We will also expect your child to have practised at least two types of question from the previous week’s arithmetic test.

When they arrive, we will give out a Maths and a Grammar CGP workbook to each child. We will then set specific pages from these books to be completed every week. This work should then be checked and marked with someone older that your Year Six child, and brought back to school fully marked for us to discuss. We have found this much more beneficial than going through homework and marking it in class several days after it has been done. Please do not complete any other pages in the books unless directed to.

Dates to Remember:

Back To School Night: Monday 28.9.20 @ 4pm (It will be via ZOOM  – invite to follow)

Term 1: Tuesday 1st September 2020 to Friday 23rd October 2020;
Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020.
INSET Days: Tuesday 1st September; Friday 23rd October; Friday 18th December.

 

 

 

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