We warmly welcome all of the children back to school and to their final and exciting year of Wivelsfield Primary School.
We have been so impressed with Year 6s, both in the classroom and around the school to help with smooth running of daily school life. They have already shown themselves to have great responsibility and to be fantastic role models for the younger years.
Topic – World War 2
We will be exploring in-depth the evacuees of war and what happened during the process. We will be then exploring the perspective of what happened to children in Germany during the same time. We will be exploring the moral implications of the war and the difficult choices which people faced during that time. We will be exploring themes of prejudice and oppression, in an age-appropriate and sensitive way to explore this with the children.
Homework: Set on Wednesday and due in on Mondays.
Homework will typically consist of:
- Spellings – to practise and learn. On Monday’s we will have a mini spelling quiz to test the spellings they have practised. Please encourage your child to use strategies they find most helpful.
- Punctuation and Grammar – A short activity linked to practising sentences and grammar.
- Daily reading – please encourage your child to read daily and fill out their reading journals. It is your child’s responsibility to choose and change their reading books as required. The more they read the better writers they become.
- MyMaths and/or Times Table Rock Stars – there will also be a MyMaths and or Times Table Rock Stars Activity set each week.
PE – Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
This term PE will be focussing on Netball and Football. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school each week and long hair must be tied up and earrings to be taped or removed, along with removing any jewellery or watches. If earrings are removed, please ensure that your child has a small pot or safe place to keep them in.
PPA – Friday afternoon.
On Friday afternoon I am out of the classroom for Planning, Preparation and Administration time. The class will be covered by Mrs Sinclair for PE and Mr Hards for Music.
The children are encouraged, and expected, to be the best they can be and we emphasise a positive approach and growth mindset (as illustrated above) so they continue to develop and advance in their learning. They are encouraged to take increasing ownership of their learning, vital preparation for secondary school, and continue this in their own time which will include Homework.