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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6! We are really pleased with how well all the children have settled in and got used to our new routines. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have. We are hoping to all have a fantastic year! We are also really looking forward to seeing some of you at our first year group Mass on the 29th September. We also have a start of school year Mass on the 22nd September. Please find below further important information you will need:

PE

PE will be taking place on Wednesday and Thursday for Year 6 Yellow and Monday and Friday for Year 6 Blue. Children should come to school wearing their full PE kit. Please ensure that they are appropriately dressed for the weather – St. Martha’s tracksuits/jogging bottoms can be worn in colder weather. If your child is swimming then they need to bring a swimsuit, towel and swimming hat.

Home Learning

We will start giving Year 6 home learning next week. Homework will be given out on a Monday in Year 6 Yellow and a Tuesday in Year 6 Blue. Homework will usually comprise of a reading comprehension, maths, spelling and grammar and is usually linked to our learning from the week. Homework will be completed in homework folders. It is very important that home learning is in school by Monday, as we mark the work together with the children and check in class. If your child is struggling with any of their home learning, please encourage them to come and speak to one of the Year 6 team about it so we can help them.

Homework Diaries

As you may be aware, your child has been given a homework diary. We give pupils in Year 6 these diaries in order to develop their independence and organisational skills ready for secondary school. At the very least we expect pupils to record what reading they have done at home (book title and pages – minimum of 20 minutes daily). They can choose to also write about their day if they wish, make notes of what homework they have been given and things they need to remember for school. Homework diaries should be brought into school each day and will be checked regularly.

Our curriculum this half-term:

Maths: Numbers to 10,000,000, place value, rounding, negative numbers, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, order of operations. Reading: A range of comprehension skills based on the text Clockwork.

Writing: Narrative linked to the book The Graveyard.

Grammar: Revision of capital letters, subject and object of a sentence, nouns/verbs/adjectives/adverbs and prepositions.

Spelling: Year 5/6 challenge words.

Science: Evolution and Inheritance.

RE: The Kingdom of God.

PE: Swimming, tag-rugby and orienteering.

Geography: Rivers and mountains.

Art: Gustav Klimt (Birch Trees).

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to us or message via Dojo.

Best wishes,

Miss Annely, Mrs Shine & Mr Kelly