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Welcome to Galaxy Class!


Welcome Year 6,  


The class teachers are Mrs Clifton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Bouchaib (Thurs/Fri).  Mrs Portch also works with us.


Your new learning experience is    Under Threat


Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information


Our first learning experience this year will be Under ThreatIn 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. For further information, please refer to the curriculum newsletter below.


This term our PE day will be on a Monday.  Please ensure that the children come to school in the correct kit in school on this day and that long hair is tied back.We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over. At present, we are not able to take the children swimming but hope that this may change in the near future.


Numeracy homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and due in/tested 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. Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any concerns.

It is also beneficial if all children regularly practise their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home. Times table recall remains 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)


We are also encouraging all children to read 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 a 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.

Please feel free to email with any questions you may have.
Thanks for visiting.

Mrs Clifton and Mrs Bouchaib


Please see the Key Information Tab / Vacancies if you would like to apply for one of our available posts