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Welland
Academy

Year 6 Morocco

Class Teacher: Miss Wright

Supported by: Mr Clark and Miss Davidson

Autumn 1

Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful summer break and have come back refreshed and ready for the new term.  Continuing with our normal operating procedures, the students will handwash and sanitise their hands regularly throughout the day and the classroom and toilets will be regularly cleaned. Assemblies are being held in the hall on a Tuesday and a Friday. Thank you for your cooperation us over your child's learning this year. 

This half-term, we will be studying the unit Animal Adaptations. In this unit, we will be looking into the science of animal adaptations, evolution and survival of the fittest. For science, we will be looking at how animals are specifically suited to their environments, how animal adaptations have changed over time and we will discuss the geographical regions these animals live in.  In computing and we will be using our research skills to help us find out lots of information about evolution, as well as reminding ourselves of how we can be safe and responsible online. In writing, we will be looking at performance poetry, as well as the unit 'Varmints' - a focus on how pests can ruin our environments. 


If you have any questions or queries about your child's learning, do not hesitate to come and see me at the classroom door at the end of the school day. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with me after school. Thank you for your cooperation so far and for adjusting to the changes in operating procedures in school. We really appreciate your support! 

 

Homework will be added to the student's One Note pages or given to them on paper. We are currently awaiting the launch of a new homework portal that we will be using, and we will share details of this closer to its launch. I will make the students aware of their homework each week. They must also be completing TT Rockstars and Lexia.  

Reading - It is vitally important that the children are reading at home and that parents indicate that they have read at home in the student's reading record. Reading records are expected in school every day and this will be monitored so that we can support the children's reading and gain maximum outcomes for the children's reading skills and enjoyment. Each time a child reads at home, they can work as a team to fill in a whole class grid to earn a whole class reward if they complete it.

Times Tables are practised in school daily and should be practised at home as much as possible. The children have TT Rockstars logins, which they can access in school and at home via the Internet. If you need help accessing these as your child has forgotten their login, do not hesitate to contact me and I can pass these on.

PE days: Monday and Wednesday.

Our P.E days are Monday and Wednesday. On these days, your child will need to come dressed in their full P.E kit.  If it is cold, your child might need black tracksuit bottoms, as we will be having lots of our P.E outside. If it is warm, they can wear black shorts of an appropriate length. The children can wear their purple school jumpers or cardigans in P.E. They shouldn't be wearing hooded tops. 

           

School uniform - Please ensure the children are dressed in their full school uniform.                                                                         

 

 Important dates:

We have a school trip planned for the 20th of September to the natural history museum in London in order to support their learning on adaptation and evolution.