Welcome Back Year 6!
Well done to all the Year 6 children for being brilliant last week. You have all quickly taken on board the new ways of working and are following our new systems with ease - no problems at all!
PE days for both classes - please make sure your child has suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit at all times, especially outdoor as we will be outside as much as we can. Outdoor kit is trainers, plain tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt and a hoodie.
Year 6 PE is on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
The children will come to school on these days in their PE kit but must be prepared for it taking place outside in all kinds of weather! Kit is plain tacksuit bottoms/leggings/shorts (preferably black), a white t-shirt and a hoodie (a school hoodie is possible or if not, a plain hoodie).
Spellings books will come in and go home on a Monday. The children will do their test and then self mark with the teachers guidance. The teacher will check the children have marked them correctly as they wander around the classroom. Children will receive class stamps for evidence of good spelling practice. Teachers will not handle the books but will ensure they are marked correctly.
Reading records need to come into school on a Wednesday (reading books only need to be brought in if they need to be changed) and left in a box for two days before the teacher checks them. They will be sent home on a Friday.
Homework we begin soon. The children will each have an English book and a maths book to complete on alternate weeks. We will be in touch as to when these will be sent home.
The children in 6G have produced some fabulous WW2 art this week - we will have some pictures of this lovely work on the History page in the curriculum part of our website (go to the About Us sign on the homepage post). They have also all made an owl and they will all (eventually) sit on a tree on the wall in the cloakroom.
We have welcomed a new member of staff to our class, Mrs Lockwood. She has really enjoyed getting to know the children over the last few days and has had a great start with us at Westfield Juniors.
We have had a busy but enjoyable start to the year and have already learnt so much about WWII! We have created fabulous Blitz-themed artwork, learnt about wartime shelters in DT and researched how the Battle of Britain in history. In music, we have been practising for a body percussion performance for our Harvest Festival assembly (which will be recorded for parents and carers) and, in our PE unit of football, we have been practising dribbling, passing and controlling the ball.