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Welland
Academy

Year 6 Morocco

Class Teacher: Miss Wright

Supported by: Mrs McCombe and Miss Chamberlain

Spring 1

The children have settled really well since coming back after Christmas, and it is so lovely to see so many happy and enthusiastic young people back in the classroom. Continuing with our normal operating procedures, the students will hand wash and sanitise their hands regularly throughout the day and the classroom and toilets will be regularly cleaned. Assemblies are now being held in key stages in the hall on a Tuesday and a Friday. We currently ask that any parents collecting children wear a mask on site if possible. Thank you for your cooperation with the changes this year. 

This half-term, we will be studying the unit Tomorrow's World. In this unit, we will be looking deeper into computing and science. In science, we will focus on how light works, how circuits work and how we can connect those ideas in practical ways. In computing and DT, we will be reminding ourselves of how to code and programme in a practical sense, using the Lego WeDo to create a useful robot for Mr Salmon. In writing, we will begin by looking at the Jane Considine style unit 'Kensuke's Kingdom', where the children will be writing about a family who experience a shipwreck and all the descriptive language involved in bringing this to life. On a Friday afternoon, Morocco class will be developing their drumming skills from last year and furthering their Spanish language education.  


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.  Sometimes, I will set a research assignment on Teams too. I will make the students aware of their homework each week. They must also be completing Doodle Spell, Maths and English as well as TT Rockstars and Lexia. Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and will be tested the following Thursday. 

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 everyday 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 extra playtime 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 and Doodle Maths logins, which they can access in school and at home via the Internet.

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:

There is no school trip planned for this half term.

 

A reminder that we have now passed the first deadline for secondary school applications, however applications can still be edited or submitted if they have not yet been done. If you need any support with this, please come to see me.