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Hawk Owls Y6

Welcome to Hawk Owls!

 

Happy New Year Hawk Owls.

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are feeling refreshed and ready to continue your final primary year. 

Our journey together will continue to be challenging but remember you all have the knowledge and understanding - you just now need to apply all of this in different ways. It's not tricky really, just think about building the best sandcastles ever!

 

This year we have lots to look forward to -  our residential visit and our performance in the summer term and of course showing off our amazing talent in the spring term. 

 

This week: we will be settling back into our routines and focusing on PSHE.

 

 

PE

Hawk Owl’s PE lessons will be on a Tuesday. Please come into school in your PE kit ready for these lesson. This term, you will be focusing on Hockey, which will be outdoors. It is advisable that you have a pair of shin pads and a gum shield if you have one. Please make sure you have a change of indoor shoes for the rest of the day whilst you are in the classroom and school building and that all of your kit is labelled with your name.

On a Friday, the children will have the opportunity to develop their tennis skills with Neil. The children will be split into 3 groups and have 30 minutes of intense coaching. Trainers will be needed for that day and it is optional if children want to wear their PE kit. 

Some of the PE kits are beginning to resemble a rainbow. Could I remind you all that it should be dark blue or black shorts/jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt and a dark blue or black sweatshirt (this can have a zip). 

 

Wednesdays

On a Wednesday afternoon, Miss Woods will be teaching you music and French

 

Reading

This term, we will be completing ‘Brightstorm' by Vashti Hardy

In Hawk Owls, we have an extensive range of exciting books which you are more than welcome to borrow and enjoy at home or in the classroom. We have a signing out book which you can fill in with the book you would like to borrow to help us keep track of our lovely books. Once you have returned this book, you can then sign out a new one. You are also welcome to bring in your own books from home. I would suggest writing your name in the front so we can easily return it to you if it wanders around the classroom. 

Will you take on the year 6 reading challenge? Or maybe you'll choose to read one of the top 100 books you should read before you leave Primary School. 

 

Spelling

We will work on our spellings in class during our early morning work and as a weekly informal spelling test. For those of us who find spellings a little difficult, a mixture of year 6 and individual spelling words will be given. 

 

Homework

This year I am changing the format of the year 6 homework. Every Thursday/Friday you will receive a sheet with short tasks or questions relating to our lessons in SPaG, maths and English. Each task can be completed on its own therefore, hopefully, making it easier to complete for those of you who are busy with out of school activities. Please attempt each task but always ask me for help if you are unsure. Homework will be handed out on a Thursday/Friday and should be placed in the homework tray by the following Wednesday. 

You all now have your own revision books for maths and SPaG - you will be asked to complete certain pages linked to our class work. We will work through these together in lesson time so that we all have a secure understanding. 

For those of you who like to complete more homework, you will find our topic homework grid below. Some of these activities may need a week or two to complete. Any topic homework you do bring in will be celebrated and added to our display!

 

Mrs Grayshon will be in class with us every morning from Monday - Thursday. 

 

I’m really looking forward to supporting you throughout this year, so please come and talk to me if you have any worries however great or small.

 

If your grown-ups have any queries or concerns this term, they are more than welcome to contact me via the school office at office@gmilton.org or come and speak to me at the end of the day.

 

Here's to a great year

Mrs Green

 

 

First Day - PSHE - Working Together Challenge - In groups, build a bridge to span 30cm using only 25 art straws and sellotape

Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website: 

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

Maths Year 6 objectives

Useful Websites and Resources

Below is a list of recommended websites and resources for continuing learning at home.

BBC Bite Size

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

This web site has opportunities to revise key areas of English and Maths and learn across the curriculum.

 

Key Stage 2 Literacy

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

A good web site for revising spelling patterns, grammar and punctuation.

 

ICTeachers

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

Practice KS2 SATs questions for English, Maths and Science.

 

Clarity Maths

https://claritymaths.uk/

Free SATs revision resources.

 

Education Quizzes

https://www.educationquizzes.com/

Online quizzes linked to subjects and topics across the curriculum, including Ancient Greece.

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