Welcome to 6SW.
The children have started back in Year 6 working really hard because this is their SATs year.
In maths, they have focused on place value, ordering and rounding whole numbers and are now consolidating their understanding of, and skills in using, the four operations: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. Some of them learn maths with one of the other teachers, so messages about maths will be passed to their own maths teacher.
In English, we are reading The Odyssey by Homer, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean. Originally a poem designed to be told, not read, it tells the story of the Greek hero, Odysseus, as he tries to get home after winning the Trojan Wars in the battle at Troy. On his journey he encounters many difficulties and makes lots of mistakes. The children also have guided reading lessons, spelling and grammar focus lessons and do work related to their class reader. Some of their homework will allow them to prepare for the spelling investigation the following week.
Staying in Contact
Please contact me if you have any queries. There are a number of ways you can do this. First of all, there are the children's home-school journals. In these, they record our homework and any other things they need to remember. There is also space for you to write in them and I will read notes when I checks our diaries. If the note is urgent, ask your child to show me and I will endeavour to reply straight away. All staff can also be contacted by phone, in which case a message will be taken, or by email to the school office. This message will be forwarded to them.