Welcome to Year 6 - Sycamore
Welcome to Sycamore Class; home of Coltishall Primary's Year 6 pupils.
Sycamore is taught by myself, Miss Cleaver, and assisted by Mrs Fairchild. On Wednesday afternoons, Mrs King and Mr Ward will take the class for PE and French. On Thursday mornings, Mr Marsden will take the class for keyboards.
By the end of Key Stage 2, we expect and promote children to be taking responsibilty for organising themselves and becoming increasingly independent. Each day pupils will be expected to have a water bottle and weather appropriate clothing for break-times (coat, wellies, etc). Sycamore children are required to have their PE kit in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this half term, as well as on days which they attend lunchtime or after-school sports clubs. Pupils have their own school pencil case containing the equipment they need. They are welcome to bring in their own colouring pencils from home, but these must be kept in their trays.
During the mornings, we will focus on our foundation subjects which include maths, whole class guided reading, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and writing. On Thursday mornings, Sycamore class have a keyboard lesson. During the afternoons, we will spend time exploring our core subjects through our topic work. Our topics will engage with history, geography, art, design and technology, science and computing. As Year 6's, the children have lots of responsibilities to undertake including office duty, students leadership roles, helping to host visitors and being a top buddy. There is certainly never a dull moment!
Your child will be expected to complete one piece of homework per week. This homework will be set at the beginning of each term in the form of a 'menu' which has lots of links with our termly topic. A separate letter detailing how homework can be handed in will be sent home at the beginning of the year. Homework is due each Tuesday and will be rewarded with team points.
Your support is invaluable to your child's enjoyment and success at school. That begins with the relationship between your family and myself so please feel that you can come to me if and when you need. Whilst we don't keep reading records, we encourage children to continue to enjoy books at home by borrowing from our school library. Children have accounts on Spellodrome and Times Table Rockstars, which they can log in to from home. Knowledge Organisers will be sent home and made available online at the beginning of each new topic. These will detail the knowledge which we will expect the children to become competant in over the topic.