Welcome to Year 6!
with Mr Perree (class teacher) and Mrs Williams (teaching assistant)
We have an exciting year ahead of us, with a very busy, wide and varied curriculum, enhanced by many trips that allow our pupils to investigate local geography, live out moments in history, and watch their class novels brought to life on stage. Of course, a real highlight is the Robinwood residential in July! Year 6 - your child's final year in primary school - is a very special year: a year to work hard in all curriculum areas; to grow in independence, kindness and leadership; to enjoy all of the opportunities made available to children and families; and a time to celebrate the journey each child has taken, and the adventures that lie ahead, as they prepare to make the transition to secondary school. St. Gregory's staff are with you each step of the way, and celebrate the journey each individual has taken.
Homework - Autumn 1 half-term
A commitment to home learning is vital in helping to hone the skills that help children to access all areas of the curriculum.
Children are expected to have a daily routine which consists of Reading, Spelling and Multiplication/Division Practise:
10 minutes - TimesTablesRockstars (playing in both Garage and Studio)
10 minutes - SpellingFrame (practise, before taking a 'test' each time)
20 minutes - Read Theory (paying close attention to the explanations given for incorrect answers)
As a little extra, and to help prepare for your poetry work next week, select one (or more) of our Lost Words to research, to gain as much knowledge about many of their characteristics: their appearance, characteristics, movement, habitat, noise - anything else that would be a great addition to your poem!
The Lost Words
acorn adder bluebell bramble conker dandelion fern heather heron ivy kingfisher lark magpie newt otter raven starling weasel willow wren
Educational Trips - Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - Formby Coastline (Geography Fieldwork)
Friday 15th November 2019 - Quarry Bank Mill (Living History)
Wednesday 4th December 2019 - Maricourt Catholic High School (Christmas Production, Annie)
Tuesday 17th March 2020 - Tatton Park (Living History)
Thursday 26th March 2020 - Playhouse Theatre (Play adaptation of Holes by Louis Sachar)
Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th July 2020 - Robinwood Activity Centre, Alston (Getting transition ready, and celebrating your primary years!)
There will be several High School visit days, in preparation for Y6 transitioning on to secondary school. All dates will be communicated to parents as soon as they are confirmed.