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Welcome to Year 6
Class Teacher: Miss McFadden
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Curran
Years 4, 5 and 6 joined together in our socially distance bubbles to share the meaning of Penetcost and celebrate this wonderful time in the church's calendar. During our Pentecost preparation, Year 6 have been reflecting on the question 'What do I want to witness in my life?' We have discussed why it sometimes needs courage to be a witness and how each of us can be a witness following the example set for us by each of the disciples and many others.
Look at our wonderful reading area inspired by our class text 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell.
This book is an adventure genre where following a plane crash, a small group of children find themselves stranded in a tropical rainforest. Year 6 have used this text to inspire their own narrative writing and produced their own adventure stories. They have been so independent when following a clear writing journey from planning to drafting and writing, editing and improving before creating a final published version available for all to read. The children have also developed their reading skills through careful examination of the text, looking at in particular at the language and vocabulary used by the author and discussing the impact it has on the reader. If you haven't read 'The Explorer' please take a look, it's definately one of our recommended reads! Be brave and go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell!
We are Readers - Virtual Library
Oak Academy have launched a virtual library. Every week a new children's author or illustrator will provide free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. To begin, Jacqueline Wilson can be watched talking about her book Tracey Beaker as well as free access to the novel. Click on the link below to access.
Year 6 are currently enjoying reading 'Barrowquest Adventure story. They are using this text to inspire their own adventure quest stories which they are looking forward to sharing their final published versions with everyone. Year 6 are enjoying entering the magical world of stories, both to support learning and for pleasure.
Happy reading Year 6!
Year 6 Key Information
►Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family and it gives me great pleasure to see all the children developing a love of books and becoming life-long readers. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Alongside this, it is also key that all children select their own reading for pleasure book which they will also have opportunities to read and share with others in school. I can't wait to hear about all the 'Recommended Reads' from each of the children and any new vocabulary which they may have collected on their reading journeys.
►Spellings - Every Friday all children will receive a new spelling list based on spelling rules/patterns which have been our focus in class. Please can all children learn ready for the following Friday. It is also key that the children understand any new words met and can apply into their writing. To support this, please could all children take each spelling word and put it into their own engaging sentence which can shared back in class. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard.
►Homework - All children will be given weekly English and maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required.
►PE - PE will take place every Wednesday and Friday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully particpate in this key subject.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Please don't heistate to contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns.
Miss McFadden's Recommended Reads!
This half term we are reading 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' in class.
If you are enjoying this, you may also like....
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
War Games by Michael Morpurgo
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Happy reading Year 6!
Year 6 Transition
McAuley Catholic High School are offering Y6 Families an opportunity to visit the school and talk to the Headteacher, and Transitions Co-Ordinator. This will take place on Thursday 22nd October. See details below.
When: Thursday 22nd October
Where: McAuley Acacia Road Site
Time: There are 2 sessions 4:30-5:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm
You will need to book a session and places are limited to ensure social distancing. If you would like to book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org and give the following details
Which session you would prefer
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will need to wear a face covering during your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Back to School Prayer
Watch over our children as they begin their new school year.
Bless them with joy at seeing their friends, excitement at new experiences and a love of learning.
Guide and protect all who learn, replacing fear with joy, anxiety with peace, and tiredness with energy. Give wisdom, patience and joy to teachers as they serve their students.
In Jesus's name we pray.
Welcome back to school Year 6! Tuesday 1st September 2020 marks the beginning of your final year at Primary school and the start of a happy, successful and memorable year as we begin a busy and exciting journey ahead of us in Year 6. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and your families and helping you all shine brightly to ensure you all achieve your very best every single day.
I know some of you may be feeling a little bit nervous about your return to school especially as things may look a little different for now. Always remember that we will adapt together. The things which make Holy Family such a special place to learn are exactly the same; the wonderful children and adults, the love, care and support for each of you.
Miss McFadden and Mrs Curran