Welcome to year 6!
Y6 is taught by me, Mrs Wood, alongside Mrs Thomas who will join us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays! On Thursdays and Fridays, we are supported by a range of lovely teaching assistants. This school year will be full of new challenges and themes to support our learning! As a team, we will work hard to ready ourselves to tackle our end of KS2 SATS assessment, whilst also having fun, making our final year at Thorn a great one! To help everyone to adjust and to settle in to the new class, please take note of the following information about our weekly routine.
Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is very important that children are equipped with their kit for all of their PE lessons and that those who wear earrings can either take them out or cover them up with protective tape.
We love reading together and rewarding independent reading in our class! Children are expected to bring their free reader and their reading record to school everyday. This will help them to gain the organisation skills which they will need in the very near future when they transition to high school. All children have been organised into an author team group and their reading diaries will be monitored once every week (a sticker on the front of their reading diary will remind them which is their day to be checked). If staff can see that children are reading regularly and are signing their book, showing what page they are up to, then they will achieve a team point for their whole school author group. At the end of the term, the author group with the most tokens wins a prize!
Our homework club will be on Mondays, straight after school. Our homework will be fun activities that are linked to each terms theme work.
Our First theme this year is 'Festivals of Colour'. Watch this space to see what we get up to!
As part of our RE learning, we were lucky enough to have a visit to our classroom from a buddhist monk! We were able to interview him about his experiences and get some real life insight into finding enlightenment! He spoke to us about the 5 moral precepts and the three universal truths.
Today, we explored Prince Siddharta's 'Eight-Fold Path', which Buddhists believe will help them to eliminate 'Dukkha' (suffering) from their lives. One of these steps is called 'Right Meditation'. To experience this, we carried out our own meditation session to discover how this could help to us to re-focus and to help us feel calm and content with life. What a relaxing afternoon!