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Week 2

Dear 6B,

Welcome to the first news update for 6B. We're into the 2nd week of term already - can you believe it?

It was great to meet so many of your parents tonight at the Year 6 Parents Evening. I hope it was useful to see last year's SATs papers and hear how proud we all are of last year's Year 6 and their SATs results - no pressure! smiley


We're already working so hard.....

Handwriting: Congratulations to Will and Libby who have already earned pen status! Having neat, fluently joined handwriting is really important in Year 6. We want all our books, and our writing  portfolios to be the best that they can be. That's why everyone's aiming to earn three neat handwriting stickers so that they can get  pen status. Remember: all letters need to be accurate and consistent in size - there's no room for mixing up capitals and small case letters or wonky ascenders and descenders! Your handwriting needs to look like a fancy font.....


Home reading: I hope everyone is enjoying the book they've chosen. Remember to read with an adult at least five times a week. Each comment from home will earn you a sticker for your reward card so make sure you have your home reader and diary in school on the day you read with Miss Makda so that you can do your home reader task and she can award your stickers! Also, please bring your diary on the day you read with me in case I want to write a message in for home to let parents know what we're working on in guided reading.


Homework: As you all know, homework packs are given out on a Tuesday. Remember to make sure your completed pack is back in the homework tray each Tuesday.


Rapid recall and fluency: We're working really hard in our daily Big Maths sessions. Something we really need to focus on is jumbled tables. This week's focus is the 3x and 4x tables. 


P.E. : Please make sure you keep your kit in school until half term so that we can take part in the 15 minute Walk - Jog - Run every day! 


Teams: I hope you're enjoying earning flags; we've already had one winning team who enjoyed their 15 minute free time. Who will be next?


Attendance: At the time of writing this (Tuesday evening) we've got 100% and we're hoping to get the maximum five points in Friday's assembly. Fingers crossed........


It's my intention to update our class web page every week. Soon there will be targets, spellings, details of homework and links to fab websites too. If you think of anything you want to add just let me know - it's your class web page!


Mrs Bassnett 😀