Croeso - Welcome
Tymor yr Hydref - Autumn Term 2021
This term Year 6 pupils will be learning about ‘Frozen Kingdoms’. Pupils started off the term being given the opportunity voice their ideas and suggest activities that they would enjoy in order to develop key skills within the six Areas of Learning and Expertise (AoLEs). We are thoroughly looking forward to putting their ideas into action.
We will begin our topic reading the class text 'Shackleton's Journey' and using it to inspire writing, drama, science investigations and more. We will also looks at its significance in relation to explorers of polar regions.
Reading Books / Reading Walls
In an effort to continually improve our systems and practices in school we have decided to change the way we organise our ‘Home-School Reading’ in Years 3 - 6.
This week, the children will be bringing their reading books home following assessments from their new class teacher. Moving forward they will not be given a target number of pages to read weekly, instead we ask that you read consistently - little and often - with your child and that once they have finished the entire book they return it to school.
The children will also be bringing home a new reading card with their book. This will show the title and date the book was given. Once you have completed the book we ask that you sign and date to show when it was completed and then returned to school. There will be no set day for returns but new books will be given at the end of the week.
If your child does not bring home a school reading book, you may find they have moved onto a 'Reading Wall'. The reading wall aims to provide the opportunity and encourage children to read a wide variety of texts independently. We politely ask that you ensure you sign and date when the task has been completed at home.
PE Sessions / Kit / Forest Schools
Pupils in Year 6 will take part in netball and football sessions during this half term. Children may wish to bring in skin pads for their football sessions. Year 6 PE sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
On your child’s PE day, we are asking that they arrive at school in their kit. Due to the cooler weather, pupils are invited to wear tracksuits and although this does not need to be the Mountain Lane tracksuit, we ask that they are dark in colour.
Year 6 children will also visit the school forest for outdoor learning opportunities when appropriate. Teachers will communicate with children and parents when such sessions are due to take place, to ensure that the pupils come to school prepared, in the appropriate attire.