Maple - Ms Ryder
Sycamore - Ms Harries
Welcome to Sycamore and Maple!
The classes will be taught by Ms Harries (Sycamore) and Ms Proctor (Maple). They will also be supported by the following adults: Ms Wynn, Mrs Ho and Ms Bowers.
This year the children will be consolidating their learning from the previous years with a key focus in developing their knowledge, understanding and independence in learning ready for the end of year SATs Tests and secondary school. Being the most mature children within the school, showing responsibility, resilience and excellence will grant them more responsibilities within the class and around school as well as the prestigious Year 6 Hoodie.
We will be focusing on the topics of World War 2 and the Polar Regions in the Autumn term, Black History in Spring and a range of narrative writing in Summer term. We follow an integrated approach where Literacy drives the topic and immerses the children in engaging activities that span a range of curriculum areas.
We enhance children's learning with a rich variety of educational trips. In Autumn Term we will go to the RAF Museum to learn about the Battle of Britain, linking this in with our WWII topic. In Spring, we will invite the children to take part in the ‘Grow island challenge’ to raise money for Oxfam as well as improving their understanding of themselves as global citizens.
Both classes have PE sessions on Thursday and Friday. Please can the children have their PE kit in routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. We work through a mixed curriculum of gymnastics, dance, team and invasion games, other ball games and athletics.
On Thursdays, children are given literacy, numeracy and spelling homework each week, to be returned the following Tuesday. Children are also expected to read for at least 20 minutes each evening and to record their views of the book in their homework diaries. Please encourage them to do this, as it makes a huge impact on their learning!
If you have any queries or questions about this year please come and see us about it.
Ms Harries, Ms Ryder and Mrs Ho