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Welcome to Galaxy Class!


The class adults are Miss Clark and Mrs Francis. 


This term our learning experience is    Under Threat


To inspire the children at the start of this Learning Experience, they will be visited by the Rainforest Roadshow, where they will explore rainforests in depth and the animals and people that are found within them.


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.


Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that their recall is quick and accurate. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home, as well as at school.


We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in 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!


The Outcome for Under Threat: The children will display their rainforest art work inspired by Henri Rousseau in an Art Gallery for parents and family to visit. The date of the Gallery opening will be confirmed nearer the time.


Take home tasks:

Choose from one, or even more, of the following. Alternatively, choose something of your own – get creative!

  • Produce a 2D or 3D rainforest habitat
  • Draw animals found in the rainforest
  • Produce a PPT about the endangered species found in the rainforest
  • Write an adventure story set in the rainforest
  • Research some interesting rainforest facts

Hand in date: Friday 15th October 2021.


This term our PE day will be on a Monday.  Please ensure children come to school in the correct kit 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.  On a Friday until the 10th December 2021 Year 6 children will participate in swimming lessons.  They will require a one piece swimming costume or swimming shorts/trunks (not the loose baggy type) and a towel.  These must be brought into school on Friday morning (if these are forgotten there will not be a phone call home).    


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

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