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Welcome to Humber Class!
(Year 6)

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Teachers:

Mrs Christie (Teacher) and Miss Haselden (Assistant Teacher).

We are incredibly lucky as a school to have specialist teachers in PE, Arts and Spanish. 

Welcome

Welcome to Team Humber!  We have an exciting year ahead when we will be exploring the world of the Ancient Greeks and discovering how their lives compare with ours today.  We will also be finding out all about Italy, its geography, people, history and culture.  In Science we will be exploring energy and the environment, learning about animals and humans and finding out all about evolution and inheritance.

We recognise that home and school form a crucial partnership in your child’s life, and we would encourage you to please speak with us if you have any questions or concerns.

Useful Information

Our learning begins straight away, so please ensure your child is  in school promptly and ready to learn.

Please can all children have a water bottle in school.  Everyone is welcome to bring in a piece of fruit to eat as a healthy snack during break-time.

Please can you make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week.  This can be kept in a named bag on their peg.  We will also be doing Forest School sessions, so wellies will also be needed.  We will let you know which days you will need these.

Homework

Our homework is designed to promote independent learning, so encouraging your child to take greater responsibility for their personal progress.  Children are encouraged to speak with an adult in class if they are struggling with any aspect of their homework.  If you have any questions about homework, please feel free to speak with us.

Reading:  Children are asked to read with an adult for 20 minutes per day, five times a week.  This can be recorded in your child’s planner.

Maths:  Children are asked to spend 10 minutes on their maths homework, four days per week.  The maths homework is given out on Mondays and is due in on Fridays.  Children will also benefit from practising their times tables regularly.  All children have a log-in for ‘TT rockstars’ which is a fun way to practise.

Spellings:  These are set weekly on the Spelling Shed website/app and a copy will be stuck into planners.  Children are asked to practise these  daily for 10 minutes, 5 times a week.  Again, can this please be recorded in your child’s planner.  Spellings will be tested on a Monday.

Other homework may be set as and when necessary.

Spanish

In year 6 Spanish we consolidate our learning of the 5 key skills; listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Children build their repertoire of questions and answers in conversations.  They develop their vocabulary including how to describe the area in which they live, talk about what they like to do and conjugate verbs.

We also have an eTwinning link with a school in Spain and collaborate on various projects and themes together.

Some useful websites:

https://tinycards.duolingo.com/users/MrsSadullah

https://www.spanish-games.net/

https://rockalingua.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

http://www.bingo.es/juego-bingo/

Great for children and parents who want to learn more Spanish:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/

 

Thank you!

Mrs Christie and Miss Haselden