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Welcome back to the new school year. It has been so long since we have been together but it’s great to be back together once more. Although things are not quite back to normal yet, we will ensure your child will be safe and happy in this important year at Goldthron Park. We know that your children will be looking forward to the challenges after being away from school for so long.
In year 6, your children will initially be taught in their own class and will be grouped by ability, ensuring that work is set at the correct level. Children will receive Guided Reading sessions with an opportunity to continue their reading for pleasure during these sessions.
Our PE sessions will be on the following day:
Soccer 2000: Thursday afternoons
Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of green/black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions. It is advisable to clearly label all of your child’s uniform with their name to prevent lost property confusion. If your child cannot participate in PE sessions, a written letter explaining the reasons why need to be shown to the class teacher. Spare kit is available for children who forget their kit.
Children in Year 6 receive homework, which is expected to be completed on time and to a high standard. Spellings will be given out and tested weekly in your child’s phonics group. Your child will also receive a further 10 spellings on a Friday by their class teacher to be tested on a Friday. We encourage you to help your child learn the spellings and talk to them about the meaning of the words. Children need to access Reading eggs, RMeasimaths and Times tables Rockstars on a daily basis for at least 20mins per day. These programmes have proved very successful across England in helping children achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and maths at the end of Year 6. If you have any problems with accessing these, please come and see us.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a pleasurable and valuable year. Year 6 is a very important year and we look forward to excellent progress being made. If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.
Mr Rawlinson (Class 14) Mr Pryce (Class 13)
Mrs Jones (TA)
What a fantastic time we had on our visit to St Peter’s church, Wolverhampton, for the Open Door Project! Learning all about the church was fascinating and we learnt many interesting facts about the church and its history during our tour. During the event, we had opportunity to make our very own stained glass windows, chalices, brass rubbings and stoles. These were lots of fun to make and we were all proud of the objects we made. Have a look at what we got up to by looking at the picture gallery below. We hope you enjoy!
In science, Year 6 have all enjoyed learning many facts about light and how we see things.
Year 6 have been working scientifically by investigating how shadows behave. We made some predictions and then we collected data in a table to see how shadows changed depending on the distance of the light source from the opaque object. In another fascinating investigation, we explored how we can bend light using mirrors. This was a fun activity where we had to hit a hidden object with a beam of light using mirrors to reflect the light. This has been a great topic where we have learnt, through hands-on investigations, facts about light.
The Challenge is on!
Through orienteering, Year 6 have solved mathematical problems, riddles and a series of brain tasking challenges. They worked effectively in teams to complete the tasks set and gain points for their team. Well done to Group 4 - the winners!
Today Year 6 have been learning about a very important topic which could save a life! They have put their friends into the recovery position, bandaged an arm, treated bleeding and shock and familiarised themselves with DR ABC - wow they are so talented!