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Fir Tree School

Fir Tree School

Year 6 - Oak

Welcome to Year Six - Oak Class

Welcome to Year 6. This year we are extremely lucky to have Mrs Griffen and Mr Hosier working with us. I am excited about the year ahead and the challenges which we will face together. Should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me so we can allay any worries.

 

The children will have Maths and English every day and homework will be set based on the work they have been completing during the week. In addition to English and Maths homework, the children will also receive a weekly spelling list and times tables revision. Please support your child by ensuring that they have a quiet area to complete their work and it is done at a time when they are feeling fresh. If there is a problem with the homework, please do not hesitate to contact me for guidance.


Although your children are now in Year 6, it is still essential that they continue to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day and that this is recorded in their reading records. Please take opportunities to discuss what they have read as this will support their comprehension and inference skills and deepen their understanding of language. Engaging with your child about their books will nurture a love of reading which will have many positive effects on their written and spoken language.


PE for Year 6 is on a Wednesday afternoon and we are lucky enough to be going swimming this term on Thursday mornings. Please make sure that they have the appropriate kit in school to ensure they can fully enjoy each activity.


This term our topic is the Anglo Saxons and our world. The children will be learning key facts about who the Anglo Saxons were and their way of life including their beliefs and religion. We will also investigate mountains and their formation. In Science the children will work scientifically to discover information about light and how it travels. Please see our topic map for greater detail.
I look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you this year, of which I’m sure there’ll be many! 


Mrs Purcell