Someone left a rucksack in our class - the start of our 'Mighty Mountains' topic!
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back to another new school year, the final chapter of primary school. A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenge! In Year 6 pupils are expected to work hard but in return, they will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take them into the next adventure.
As well as reaching their full potential academically, there will be plenty of opportunities for pupils to participate in key roles and responsibilities within the school that will equip them for their transition to secondary school. From sports competitions to SATs; IMPS challenge to our residential visit; house captains and takeover day; public speaking to the final production, there is something for everyone in Year 6.
We hope your child enjoys their final year at St Amand’s and we look forward to working with them.
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
PE kit, including trainers should be brought in on Monday and kept in school all week; all kit should be clearly labelled. Wednesday PE will be outdoors for much of this term.
Please encourage your child to read at home. Our web site contains an age appropriate, recommended reading list, which you may find helpful.
Your child should have brought home their Reading Record/Journal. In Upper Key Stage 2, we encourage children to keep their own reading record, in order to foster independence. During the course of the year they should complete the Reading Journal Activities. The Reading Journal will be collected in twice per term.
Children will be able to choose a reading book from the class and a library book, from the school library. Children will also read to a teacher at least once a week during Guided Reading sessions.
Children should continue to work through their SATs revision booklets. If they have any difficulties, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
The tables challenge! Children are encouraged to learn their tables and will complete a ‘times table challenge’ each week. Please continue to help your children with their tables and division facts.
This term the children will be learning about mountains, focusing on the Andes.
If you do have any concerns or worries about any aspect of your child’s learning do come and speak to me. Please email the office to make a mutually convenient appointment.
Mrs. Karen George
World Faith Day - we explored the 5Ks of Sikhism.