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Mrs Hughes' Class!

Our class councillors are Dean O'Callaghan and Liam Kelly.

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  • Weekly spelling and mental maths tests take place each Friday.
  • P.E kits are needed in school on Wednesday. Why not bring them into school on Monday and leave them in until Friday. We are also swimming on a Thursday afternoon; we leave school at 12.45. Children must have the appropriate swim wear: swimming costume (shorts, above the knee with no pockets are acceptable for boys) and a swimming hat (these can be purchased from school for £3.00). Goggles are optional, not a 'must have' item!
  • Homework is set once a week on a Friday, and will consist of English and Maths. The children have until the following Thursday to complete the homework and then return it to school. Homework is a vital part of your child's studies as it helps to reinforce what they are studying within the class or targets areas for improvements.
  • Your child also needs to read regularly at home. They are provided with a school reading book to do so with.
The Year 6 curriculum is very varied. This half term we will be looking at letter writing and play scripts - look out for all budding dramatists!

In Maths children have continued to cover a range of topics. This half term we are focusing on our basic skills, as well as problem solving using our knowledge about numbers, as well as our reasoning and logic skills. Children must know the multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. The tables feed into all aspects of Maths and will provide your child with an excellent basis for them to build on.

In Science children are learning about forces. They are quite amazed at how some forces can work together.

In their Creative Curriculum lessons the children are learning about 'Our Challenging World'. They have become experts on flooding and are looking forward to work on earthquakes and tsunamis.

As you can see the children are kept very busy with all they are doing. Although SATs are now over, the class are still working hard to improve their writing skills as they will have their writing assessed very soon now. The children will be dreaming about semi colons, brackets and correct use of commas!

Mr Towey is having a big push on healthy packed lunches. Can you ensure that your child brings a healthy range of goodies to eat at lunch time. if you are unsure of what to put in a school packed lunch, Mr Towey has lots of good ideas, or you can ask him for a leaflet!

We will soon begin practising our leavers assembly. An early warning to have tissues at the ready!!

There are a number of ways you can help your child with their studies this year:
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can even vote for your favourites! 
  • Practise multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 with your child. Give them quick fire questions or problems to work out using their times table knowledge.
  • Give your child real life problems to solve, how many pence in £3.62? Relate the problems to something you are doing eg: if you are going the shop, how much will these three items come to.
  • Read regularly at home with your child. Ask them questions about the text and get them to answer in full sentences instead of just one word.
  • Ask your child how long it it until bedtime / teatime. Ask them what time it will be in 40 minutes etc.
  • Write a story, description, diary entry about their day. This will help improve your child's handwriting as well as improving the content of their Literacy work.