Welcome to Year 6, Horizon Class at Shalfleet Primary
We are very much looking forward to working with you and your children in year 6. Please find below, details regarding staffing, routines and timings to help everything run smoothly.
Staffing – The teachers for Horizon class are:
Miss Isaac (Teacher) – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mrs Lewis (Teacher) – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Miss Lucas (Supporting Learning) – Monday to Thursday.
Please find below information on this years planned events/trips – please note these may be subject to change.
This years class charity is Kissy Puppy
Team Building Visit
Theme Day WW2
Estelle Baker Visit
Imperial War Museum Trip
Geography Field Trip – Local Area
Themed day linked to topic – Visitors and parents invited in
Tapnell Aqua Park
AM & PM Routines
Early morning routine – a reminder that all children should be in school, ready to learn by 8.30am.
End of day routine – We will bring the children to the gate for pick up, unless they are participating in an afterschool club or leaving independently. Please ensure that you notify the school if you have any changes.
Food & Drink
Break time: 10.30 – 10.45am – a piece of fruit or healthy snack can be brought to school to eat during morning play
Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a water bottle to drink throughout the day. If they have a sports bottle with a pop up top they can be left under the tables for the children to use freely.
PE & Outdoor Learning
Our class will have PE on a Monday and a Wednesday, so please make sure they wear P.E kit on these days. Outdoor learning is on a Wednesday.
We plan to a range of school trips this year and will try to keep the costs as low as possible. However, we do plan to visit the mainland but will try to give you plenty of warning to allow time to save for these trips.
Spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday and we would ask that you encourage your child to learn their words (please practice the words in a style that suits your child). Their homework needs to be handed in on the following Monday morning and then these words will be tested that morning.
Maths homework comprises of Times Tables Rockstars – 5 mins per evening and Prodigy – an online maths platform.
SATs – As you are probably well aware, year 6 is SATs year. We will be inviting you in for an informal session regarding this in the new year.
We will be doing various reading activities every day, and therefore please make sure that the children always have their books in their reading bags in school. In addition to this, we will have a class text that all of the children will access together. These books have been carefully chosen in line with Hampshire guidance and the comprehension questions/writing tasks will be adjusted to suit your child’s reading ability.
We ask that you regularly check that all clothing (including PE kits) are named – you would be surprised at the number of unclaimed items each week. When the weather gets warmer, a hat/cap can be brought in and a coat/waterproof when it is cold or wet. We like to get the children out at playtime everyday, even in light rain!