Welcome to Kingfishers’ Class!
Welcome back to our final term of the academic year. A huge well done to all the year 6 children who worked so incredibly hard in the lead up to their Sats exams and approached them with a really positive attitude. This term, our year 6s will start looking at the transition from primary to secondary school. This will include visits from previous year 7 pupils, starting on secondary academic work and meeting other year 6 children through events such as ‘The Chippenham Games’, In class, we will be starting our new topic, ‘South America.’ The children will be looking at the human geography including economic activity and locating different countries in this continent. They will also be looking at the physical geography of the Amazon.
Learning Groups for English and Maths have now finished so your child will now be taught by their class teacher for the final term. Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday and it will need to be handed back in the following Monday to the class teacher. It is advisable to look at your child’s homework with them on Wednesday evening to ensure they are clear of the task/s involved. This way, if they need any further clarification, they have Thursday and Friday to speak to the class teacher who can help them. All homework tasks will be clearly explained when they are given out.
Children will have PE for two lessons a week – this term it is tennis and Real PE, but with the addition of ‘The Daily Mile’. Redland are participating in Wiltshire’s ‘Big Pledge’ which measures and encourages activity for children. We have already starting collating the minutes of activity each class is undertaking. In addition, we often have extra lessons when coaches come in for one off sessions. For this reason, we would like children to bring PE kit in on a Monday and take it home for washing on a Friday. Please could children wear the appropriate kit for PE: black/navy shorts, white t-shirt and either trainers or daps. As the weather may still be cold, they should also bring in a warm training top and tracksuit bottoms that are ideally black, navy or grey in colour.
If you have any questions or queries regarding your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to pop in and see us.
Ms Hull Mrs Moore Mrs MT