Together we nurture the genius in everyone
|Mr Broers||Class Teacher|
|Rene Von Solms||LSA|
|Ms Taverner||Class teacher|
|Michelle Middleton||Teaching Assistant|
KS2 Christmas Performance- Wednesday 18th December 9-11am St Paul’s Church.
Friday 6th December
Theme: The Victorians - the age of invention
|Week Beginning : 9th December|
• This week we will start a new unit on ‘Just So’ Stories as part of our learning about stories from other cultures.
• In comprehension all classes will continue to work on their speed of retrieval and recording appropriate and concise answers.
• All children will spend time this week consolidating their learning on the four operations using fractions. The children will start to combine BIDMAS with fraction calculations while also solving challenging problems along the way.
|Science||• Having explored how we inherit traits via DNA this week we will look at adaptation and how creatures have become specially adapted to their environment and habitat.|
• The children will continue to build on their world geography by exploring nations of the empire and considering Empire nations’ contributions to our lives today.
• Both classes are thoroughly enjoying their dance unit using BalletBoyz and we look forward to seeing some choreographed routines in the coming weeks.
Mon 16th Dec No after school activity clubs this week
KS2 Concert Wednesday 18th Dec 9am St Pauls Church
Friday 20th Dec - school closes at 1.30pm
|A request from the teacher||
To develop children’s responsibility we are asking all children to ensure they have a working (blue) handwriting pen, pencil and whiteboard pen in school.
Please read the Parentmail re: mobile phone use.
Some of the fun videos from the trip
After October half term, your child will be playing Hockey during their Outdoor P.E sessions. Although Hockey is not new to the curriculum at Alexandra, the way the children engage with it will be. We will be using wooden hockey sticks and heavier training balls for the first time in order to develop children’s skills, as well as increase the level of enjoyment of the sport.
As is common practice in all schools, your child will require a mouth guard and shin pads for the lessons. I have included some example links to both mouth guards and shin pads if your child does not already own these.
Unfortunately, without them, your child will be unable to participate.
Stationery in School
Although your child’s class teacher can provide stationery items such as handwriting pens, pencils, rulers etc., most children in Key Stage 2 bring in their own stationary for use in the classroom. We recommend this where possible because it encourages children to develop greater responsibility for their belongings as they grow. However, because of the wide range of items that can be brought into school and because of a lack of space for storage of items, this list of items has been devised to guide you on what is appropriate for your child to have in the classroom:
- Small pencil case (please avoid oversized large ‘Smiggle’ style cases
- 2 pencils
- 2 blue handwriting pens (for use only when pen license has been awarded- Year 4 and up)
These are available at school but if you wish to equip your child with these then choose a blue fibre tip. Also the pilot ‘FriXion’ pen is a good, although expensive, option as it is erasable and equipped with its own eraser.
- Glue Stick
- Plain ruler (cm and mm)
- Children may bring in a set of colouring pencils
- No gel pens please
- No felt tips please
To re-iterate, these items are available in school and you are not obliged to supply your child with these, but please observe these recommendations if preparing your child with items for school. This will ensure better classroom organisation and better presentation too.
Info re apps on Mobile phones;
As a school, we teach comprehensive lessons in e-safety in which children are given all the necessary tools to stay safe online. It is vital that parents and carers have a comprehensive knowledge of their child’s internet activity and mobile phone messaging in particular. We would strongly recommend that children are not allowed access to the internet after bedtime as we understand that this is when many chats take place.
For your information, we have attached a diagram explaining the age restrictions for popular apps and social networks. Please note that WhatsApp has a recommended age limit of 16 designed to keep children safe.
For further information or advice, please visit the NSPCC website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Many thanks for your continued support,
The year 6 team