WELCOME TO DAMASCUS CLASS
The teacher is Miss Flynn, supported by teaching assistant Mrs Howard.
Year 6 is a busy, fun-filled year where children can develop their learning across the curriculum. As we prepare for the transition to secondary school, children are encouraged to become more independent in and outside of the classroom and proactive in addressing any social or academic problems they encounter.
We follow the ‘Come and See’ RE programme to help each child develop their faith and support their faith buddy as they transition to our school.
PE days are Wednesdays & Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school. All kits should be clearly labelled.
All school uniform must be clearly labelled.
BOYS: grey trousers or shorts, blue polo shirt, maroon sweatshirt or jumper, grey or black socks & school shoes.
GIRLS: Grey pinafore, skirt or trousers, blue polo shirt; maroon cardigan or sweatshirt, white socks or grey tights blue/white check summer dress & shoe shoes.
No jewellery or smart watches. Stud earrings may be worn but need to be removed or covered for PE lessons.
Children with long hair should have their hair tied back.
What should your child bring to school each day?
- Outdoor weather gear: Children need a waterproof coat with a hood every day. They may also bring in waterproof trousers and welly boots.
- Medium sized bag with reading books, reading record book, lunch.
- Water bottle (brought in clean on Monday and taken home on Friday). Please label the bottle AND the lid.
- Small pencil case (that can fit into their trays) with HB pencils, a pencil sharpener, a short ruler, an eraser, a black handwriting pen and a whiteboard pen.
- Children may want to bring a pritt stick, a highlighter and some colouring pencils (max 12).
Homework is set on Wednesdays and due in on the following Tuesday.
BBC Bitesize is an invaluable resource that outlines the areas of the KS2 curriculum, with handy videos, examples and quizzes : https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
Each week children will be set a maths task, spellings (our tests will be on Wednesdays) and a reading journal task. We do not have reading records.
Regular reading is essential for children to be able to develop their vocabulary and inference skills. It will also prepare them to tackle comprehension tasks across the curriculum. Children should read regularly at home and be encouraged to read a wide variety of texts and discuss these where possible.
I am always on hand to recommend books, so please don’t hesitate to come and see me. My recent favourites include the Cogheart series by Peter Bunzl, Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy, Heroes by David Long and The People Awards by Lily Murray.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office or after school in the classroom.