Rhino Class - Year Six
A warm welcome to our class page!
Class Teacher: Mr Ward
Teaching Assistant: Miss Durham
Hello and thank you for exploring our class page. Here, you will be able to find the most up-to-date information regarding all things Year 6.
Towards the bottom of the page, you will find the class newsletter, subject knowledge organisers and home learning: all of these areas will be updated on a regular basis to reflect the current learning in Rhino Class.
If you have any questions or queries regarding your child's learning, please contact a member of the school reception staff
Rhino Class Newsletter Autumn 1
At the start of the academic year, each class are asked to choose 5 rules that their class should adhere to throughout the school year. In school, children are regularly reminded to follow the class code so please familiarise yourself with it and share it with your children at home and outside of school.
In September, the children in Rhino Class chose the following for their class code:
- Be determined to give 100% in teaching and learning and never give up
- Be reciprocal and communicate to work well with others
- Be positive, polite and kind to each other in the school environment
- Be respectful and treat others how you wish to be treated
- Be brave in your learning and try to take risks (when approrpriate!)
Our class code also underpins, and links very closely, to our Aspirational Beehive which can be seen throughout school and in our classroom: the core values are the skills and attributes that are rewarded for demonstrating within the school environment.
Home learning will be provided at the start of each half term. This will be in the form of a menu that includes activities which are based on different subject areas of the national curriculum and the learning that has taken place in class. Pupils will have approximately 5 weeks to complete at least one of the given activities - the more they can complete, the better as home learning will be then shared in class and on our Dojo page.
Here are some home learning activities for Autumn 2 - the more creative the better so set your standards high and send in any photos of home learning that is completed:
Spellings will be given weekly, with pupils tested every Friday. Here are the Autumn 1 and Autumn 2 spellings:
Below, you can find documents to support your child's spelling practice at home. Please try to encourage regular spelling practice at home as we work through the statutory spellings from the national curriculum for upper key stage 2:
The link below will take you directly to the Year 6 page of the free website (Spelling Frame) where your child can practise the Year 6 spelling rules online on a computer, phone or tablet.
Regular reading is also essential for children to further extend their vocabulary and to experience a range of writing styles and genres. In Rhino Class, children can access the school library and they are encouraged to borrow books which appeal to their interests. We have also created a Netflix reading area for our children where they can sign out and borrow books to read at their leisure.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Please make sure that on these days, children have correct PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers).
In winter months, we encourage children to bring a jacket or a jumper to wear as well. Please ensure your child's clothing is labels as it remains their responsibility look after their clothing and equipment.
PE kits cannot be left in school so they will be sent home at the end of each Tuesday and Thursday - please make sure they have their kit in at school on these days. If you have any problems, please get in touch.
At the end of a unit of work, parents will be invited into school to celebrate what the children have learned. The class will have the opportunity to talk you through what they have produced as well as celebrate their successes.
Look out for dates on our class newsletters as we will not be able to host a physical Fabulous Finish at this moment in time due to COVID restrictions and guidance.