Y6 – Blackman Class
Welcome to Year 6!
Meet the Teacher Presentation - click here.
This academic year, your class teacher is Mr Pell. Our teaching assistants will be Miss Thorogood and Mrs Clifton.
Our class’ namesake is Malorie Blackman, who was born in Clapham. She has written many fantastic novels including Cloud Busting, Hacker and Noughts and Crosses. We will be dipping into these texts this year and would love for children and parents to let us know the ones they enjoyed reading together at home too.
Year 6 is the time when pupils begin to prepare for life after John Burns Primary School. Moving from primary to secondary school means that they will be expected to take a greater responsibility for their own learning and to become independent thinkers in their lives beyond the classroom. This year they will increase their independence, study and leadership skills through a range of opportunities including leadership roles, a residential visit and class projects. Learning expectations are very high as we prepare to send them off in July “secondary ready”. All of our Year 6 team want the students to love and enjoy their learning; as this is a very important year, expectations for attitude to study and general behaviour are very high.
This term will start with our curriculum topic “XX”. We will be delving deep into our three curriculum focus areas which are made up of the 3Ps: person, place and point. The 3Ps will enable your child to learn new things and spark curiosity in their minds. The three curriculum focus points for year 6 are:
PERSON: Krystyna Skarbek (the life a female WW2 spy)
PLACE: Bletchley Park (once the top-secret location of WW2 code breakers)
POINT: 1939 (a key point in time for Britain, focusing on the Blitz).
If you have any expertise or resources that may enrich our children’s’ learning and bring the past to life, please let us know. We would love to hear from you.
School Uniform and PE Kits
Our timetable includes PE on Monday afternoons (bring PE kit), Music on Tuesday afternoons (bring trumpets and any music issued), Italian on Wednesday afternoons and swimming on Wednesday mornings (bring swimming kit and a towel).
Children will have a range of options to choose from in their homework menu. Each week, one of these tasks will need to be completed along with a weekly maths task. Both of these need to be handed in every Wednesday. Year 6 will have a weekly spelling test every Friday. Spelling grids can be found in the back of children’s homework books.
If you have any questions or concerns, I will be out in the playground at the end of the day so come and see me, or leave a message at the office and I will call you back.
Thank you for all your help and support throughout this important year.
Click here to see the Autumn Term Timetable.