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Welcome to Galaxy Class!


Welcome back!


We hope you had a good summer and are ready for Year 6!


Our first learning experience this year is called ‘Under Threat’. In this experience, the children will locate rainforests and explore the issues concerning these habitats around the world. A visit from the Rainforest Roadshow will give them some first-hand experience of this kind of habitat and the animals and people that are found in them. The children will develop a deeper understanding of all living things and how plants and animals have adapted to their environment. In addition to this, they will create art work inspired by the colours and textures of the rainforest. Please refer to the curriculum newsletter for further information.

We will be doing PE on a Wednesday and we will be swimming on a Friday. Please ensure that the children have all of the correct kit in school on these days and that long hair is tied back. It would be appreciated if children can have both trainers and daps as part of their kit so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.


Numeracy homework is given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. It is also beneficial if all children regularly practice their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. This is a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate. (No counting up on fingers allowed)


Children will be given 10 spellings per week for them to focus on both in school and at home; they must practise these spellings and be able to understand the word and write it in a sentence in their spelling homework book. On Wednesdays, these words will be tested. You will also find a copy of the Year 5/6 spelling on the inside cover of their spelling book should you wish to practice further words.


We are also encouraging all children to read to an adult at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto the class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.

Thanks for visiting.


Miss Outram and Mrs Conway




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Welcome back to another exciting term! Support our school by joining TAPS (Teacher and Parents Support) to organise events for our school - first meeting Sept 27th