Welcome to Class 6
Welcome to the Class 6 page!
Here you will find out important class information, what we've been up to and find some useful links to websites to support reading at home. Scroll down and take a look!
We had an amazing day at Nottingham Castle! Thank you so much to all of our parent helpers who came along with us, we couldn't have done it without your help! The children were so engaged all through the day, and we learnt lots of new and interesting facts! (Did you know that Nottingham used to be called SNOTtingham?) Scroll down to see some of the photos of our day!
On Wednesday Class 6 had the amazing opportunity to learn to dance with Strictly Come Dancing's own Robin Windsor! The children LOVED learning the steps to dance along to the music, and were told they were one of the best Robin had ever seen! Well done Class 6, your enthusiasm and effort never fail!
We had our own dancing competition, and everyone tried their hardest. Everyone was so supportive of their friends, even if they didn't win themselves! Fantastic work Class 6.
Take a look to see how we did below.
Class 6 all looked fantastic on Friday! They really acted the part too - you all made such fabulous superheroes! We had many missions to complete, and all in just one morning - Class 6 were up for the challenge! Everyone worked so hard to complete the different challenges and recorded it on their mission log. Take a look below to see some of the missions we finished!
Well done Class 6, your enthusiasm and amazing effort are always so wonderful to see!
It's so hard to belive the first half term has already come to an end Class 6 have done AMAZINGLY well at settling in and finding their feet in their new classroom and year group - well done everyone! Have a look at just some of the things we have done this half-term.
Have a fantastic break everybody!
As you know our topic this half term is Superheroes! We recently read the story Supertato, which Class 6 loved! However, when we walked into our classroom one day... it seems we'd had a visit from one of the characters! Class 6 figured out the culprit was the Evil Pea, and set to work trying to catch him! Take a look at our independent work below!
Class 6 are ready and raring to go! You are looking very grown up and ready to try all the new exciting opportunities in Year 1. We can't wait to see what you achieve - watch us grow in Class 6!
Some Useful Class 6 Information!
In Class 6 we have 2 P.E. days. Our Sporty Sophie day is on a Thursday, and our class P.E. day is Tuesday. Please can you ensure the children come in already wearing their sports kit and any jewellery (including earrings) will also need to be removed before coming to school. Thank you!
In school each child has their own peg, where the children hang their coats. However, please ensure that all items of clothing have your child's name and class number written in as they can occasionally go missing around the school. We do our best to find anything that is lost before the end of school however if you are still missing something, then you are able to check in the lost property box at the end of the school day. It’s located near the rear school doors (where the FS2 children come in and out of school) and this is also checked regularly by staff.
Your child should now have their new reading books. In Class 6 we aim to change the books on Fridays and encourage the children to choose their own books. We will read with your child every week in class through either 1:1 reading, guided reading, phonics or other reading activities. Depending upon the activity, this isn't always recorded in the reading diary, however rest assured your child is doing lots of regular reading with an adult in school. We also aim to regularly check that your child is on the correct book band. We do this by checking their oral decoding and blending of words, listening to their fluency when reading and making sure that they understand what has been read. It is important that your child is reading both fiction and non-fiction texts. We would also encourage them to be reading text in their everyday environment. This could include things like: leaflets, magazines, postcards, street names, shopping lists, letters etc.
Please pop a note in your child’s book bag if somebody different is picking up your child or call the school office if plans should change during the day. Please also encourage your child to hand the letter to the teacher or catch us on the playground at the start of the day to ensure the letter is seen. As we’re sure lots of our parents will appreciate, we cannot let any child leave our care without prior consent from a parent or guardian. We thank you for your patience with this. If it is a regular club that your child is attending, a letter from home isn’t needed.
Curriculum and topics
Curriculum letters are uploaded to the school website termly to update you on what your child is up to in our class (About Us/Curriculum). We thank you for your support with our topics and we love it when the children bring in things from home that supports our topic, whether that be a book, object or picture to share with their friends! We will be starting our homes and Castles topic towards the end of this half term.
We are always really grateful for the support that our parents offer us. Sometimes we have to rely on parent support for certain events to run. Please could you let us know if you are able to help with trips or visits. We are also always looking out for any family members who can volunteer to listen to the children read regularly in school. If you think you are able to help, please catch Miss Williams in the playground to arrange when you are able to come in to listen to some Class 6 readers! (currently we are not asking for parent volunteers due to Covid restrictions, however we are hoping this will be started back up in the near future )
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to us on the playground at drop off or pick up, we’ll be more than happy to help as best we can.
Thank you for your support,
The Class 6 Team
Below is a list of useful phonics games which can be played at home with your children to support them with their reading. These games are also accessible on most tablets and smart phone devices.
Picnic on Pluto
Select either Phase 3 (for an easier challenge), Phase 4 (to practise blending consonants together) or 5 (to practise something new/trickier). Choose between practising one specific sound (i.e. ‘ay’) or practising all the sounds in that phase by clicking the ‘revise all’ button in the bottom right hand corner. The children will then need to read the word that appears and decide whether the word is ‘real’ or ‘made up’ and then feed it to the right alien. We use this game lots in school so the children should already be familiar with this. There are also lots of other free games on this website if you wish to explore!! ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ‘Buried Treasure’ follow the same format.
Start by selecting the group of sounds you would like to practise (and making sure the volume on your computer/device is turned up!) The children will be given one of these sounds and will need to pop as many bubbles as they can with the same sound on as possible. Have fun!
Deep Sea Phonics
In this game, children can practise spelling as well as reading. Choose a difficulty (make sure the volume on your computer/device is turned up again!) and listen to the word. The children will then need to choose the right sounds to blend together to spell the word.