I am pleased to be the Year 6 teacher this year and am excited to be working with a great group of young people. I know we will all work hard to make this a successful final year for the children in Year 6. As most of you already know I have been teaching at Marlfields for quite a few years and have taught every year group in the school, including having previously taught Year 6.There are lots of challenges for the year a head and I we will all be working hard in preparation for SATs and transition to Key stage 3, children often find this year challenging but enjoyable as they start to get ready for High School.Some children may find the increased pace and work load difficult at first and this can cause anxiety or upset at the start of the year. Please remember that we have an open door policy at Marlfields and if you are worried, or your child additional needs support, pop in for a chat or drop me an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) – together we can make this year a great success and wonderful climax to your child’s time at Marlfields.
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We use the children’s planners as a main form of communication and as such they need to be in school every day. The planners not only are used to record reading at home but also will provide log on details for sites such as My Maths and IDL. Your child’s weekly sp
ellings will also be listed in the planner and there is room for notes home from my self and notes back to me such as if your child is being collected by someone else or walking home. Please check your child’s planner regularly.
Year 6 children have daily homework including learning times tables & mental maths activities (10 minutes), Reading activities (30 minutes) and spellings (10 minutes). Along side this they may be given work to complete on My Maths and IDL or English and Maths weekly homework. To support this we offer Homework support in class during play times and children struggling to complete homework on time will be expected to take advantage of this opportunity so that they do not fall behind their peers.
This term children will have P.E. delivered by sports specialists Ministry of Sport. Lessons will take place on Thursday and Friday. Your child will need a named school kit (red top, dark shorts, trainers pumps and school tracksuit) to be in school everyday. This year we launch our ‘Mile A Day’ challenge and children will be running (or for the more sedate members of the class such as myself -walking) every day.
I would also like to remind you to sign up to Class Dojo so that you can be informed of your child’s hard work and reward points. This year we are encouraging children to build up their Dojo Points to purchase things from the Class Dojo Shop. Log on and password information is recorded in your child’s planner. Your child is already in a school house team and we will continue to give House Points to children to support their confidence and to build the feeling of being part of a wider community. House Team events will continue throughout the year and Year 6 will keep a close eye on which team is out shining the rest.
We continue to use ‘Good to Be Green’ system as a way to encourage children to make the right behaviour choices and to reward those that follow school rules and try their best in school.
This year we are introducing ‘Smile of the Week’ as a reward for children who show enthusiasm and engagement in learning, this links to our work with De Bono’s Thinking Hats and Mindfulness. So watch out for Postcards, certificates and the ‘Smile of the Week’ Badge!