Welcome to the brand new JC6, Year 6 class at St. James' site.
Mrs Vaux (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Hughes (Thursday-Friday) are looking forward to an exciting and busy year as work together through the final year at primary school. We have made a great start and have already produced our 'six rules for Year 6' class rules.
We hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready for the new term. We have much to look forward to including our harvest celebrations, Bikeability, Roald Dahl Day and, of course, the ever-popular pantomime to name but a few highlights.
Our themes/topics this term are 'Water' and 'The Aztecs'. Our 'Water' theme will cover Brazil, Amazon rivers and aspects of South America and we will be taking a look at biomes, eco-systems and sustainability. 'The Aztecs' theme will cover a study of this ancient civilisation including the origins of chocolate! Any books, photographs or experiences you are able to share with us are always gratefully received.
As always, we welcome parent volunteers and helpers; whether on a regular basis or an occasional hour or two, extra pairs of hands are always put to good use! Please do not hesitate to pop in and talk to us if you would like to come and help in school.
Please find below the Y5/6 andY3/4 statutory spelling lists.
End of Key Stage 2 SATs include a Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test. Pupils will be tested on a random selection of words from across the Key Stage lists including derivations of words. For example, pupils may be asked to spell: embarrass/embarrassment, persuade/persuasively, persuasion, occupy/occupation, etc.
Please help your children to learn these spellings by helping them with their weekly spelling tests, using words in sentences and understanding definitions of words. Many thanks.
A friendly reminder that children should be reading at home at least four times a week to an adult or independently. Parents should initial all reading activities in Homework Diaries which will be checked in class on Friday mornings and a house-point awarded to children who have noted reading at home four times.