Happy New Year Owls!
We do very much hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and a fun time and importantly stayed safe whilst following the government rules for our area.
When we return to school on Tuesday 5th January 2021, it will be vitally important that we keep following our washing and sanitising of hands procedures and keep safe within our bubble. Remember to wash your hands in the morning before you leave home and remember to wash them as soon as you get back after leaving school in the afternoon. It’s also a good idea to wash your clothes very regularly.
P.E. lessons will be as normal on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Remember to come to school in your P.E. kit on these days. Dauntsey Outreach will continue to run our P.E. lessons on Tuesdays and this term we will be learning netball skills. On Wednesdays, we will continue building our fitness with our workouts! Please remember to remove all jewellery including earrings and watches for P.E. This is for your safety and for the safety of others.
There is a topic map posted on Google Classroom for Term 3. This will tell you what we will be covering in each subject this term.
Mock SATs week will be in week 5 of this term. This will give you an opportunity to experience how SATs’ week runs. Children in previous years have found this a very useful time and have said how it helped them to prepare for the real SATs’ week in May.
Homework will follow the same procedures as the previous terms in this academic year. Spelling tests will be on a Monday with spelling homework to be handed in on the Thursday before the test. SPaG and comprehension homework will need to be handed in on a Thursday and Maths on a Monday. Remember to bring your homework to school in the zipped plastic wallets that you were provided with at the beginning of the year. As you know, we also set reading homework. Reading daily to an adult is extremely important. It will help you across all areas of your work, but particularly with spelling, writing and maths word problems. We would like to see your reading diaries handed in to us on a Friday (in the plastic wallet) open on the page for that week. Remember to ask a parent or adult to sign them please. Depending on how regularly you have read that week you will be rewarded with airmiles and your name will move forward on our around the world chart displayed in our classroom.
In Year 6, we always have a big focus on spelling to get you ready for secondary school. While doing so, we can also have a bit of fun. This year, we are holding our annual Spelling Bee on the last day of term 3. It is an exciting event with everyone working hard to spell words correctly for their team for the first couple of rounds before we go into our knock-out rounds and finally our head to head final. We have put the word lists for Year 3-6 spellings and some fun activities on the Classwork page under Owls Useful Information - spelling bee task.
Looking forward to seeing you all,
Mrs. Groves, Mrs. Leese and Mrs. Marshall