It's been a mad last half term - Blacklands, the School Production, followed by the Leavers Assembly. I'm hoping that you all had a lie in this morning and will take a few days to re-charge your batteries before having a fabulous summer break.
Well done for all your hard work - especially learning lines, songs and dance moves for the leavers assembly in a week! You have done yourselves proud this year with the way you have adapted to changes in your school routines.
Thank you so much parents and carers for your support during this difficult year and for your generous presents to the whole team.
We will miss each and every one of you and wish you every success in your new adventures. We look forward to hearing all about your summer at our reunion on the 7th September at 4pm.
Relax and enjoy your summer,
Mrs Wells and the Year 6 Team
End of Year Production
Please follow the link below to practise the songs.
Fingers crossed it will work!
We have had a fun week - the photos show todays attempt at making a Lava Lamp! More photos to follow .....
Summer Term 2021
It’s been a strange year and hard to realise that this is Year 6’s last term at Dormansland School. We have many things to look forward to :- Blacklands, Bikeability, our school production, leavers assembly and of course some excellent learning! The children have all returned in good spirits (albeit a bit chatty) and it’s been lovely catching up with them about their Easter break. I will add this term’s topic grid to the page over the course of the next few days.
25 01 2021
YOU HAVE PRODUCED SOME AMAZING PIECES OF HOME LEARNING - I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!
Below are some pieces of work that have been submitted. I hope that I have captured your homework that you are most proud of. (I will talk about this more on our Zoom tomorrow!)
Keep up the fabulous work!
Welcome back to the Spring Term!
On behalf of the Year 6 Team, we really hope that you had a fabulous Christmas break and wish you a Happy New Year! This wasn't the return to the Spring Term that we were hoping for but hopefully the lockdown will be a success and the children will return as planned.
Please find attached a maths task and a couple of English tasks for today.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas break.
On behalf of the whole Year 6 Team, thank you for all your cards, presents and well wishes.
See you in the New Year!
Mrs Wells x
Week 1 to 06/11/2020
We have had a great 1st week back after Half Term! So many stars in the classroom that it has been difficult to choose our Stars of the Week! The children have now experienced all of the practice SATS papers (we have completed the 2017 papers) to give us an idea of where they are at. They have shown great positivity throughout the process and I hope that they didn't find them as intimidating as they thought they might!
We will be continuing with our work on division this week and exploring The Arrival book. We will also be having a focus on spellings these next few weeks and times tables knowledge.
Every day we are randomly selecting a 'Secret Student' and rewarding this person at the end of the day if they have made good choices throughout. We are not revealing who the secret student is if they have been unsuccessful - the class have responded well to this, with 3 out of the 5 days being a success for our mystery person! We will be going to Ashdown Forest on Friday so fingers crossed for dry weather!
To answer some questions raised at parents evening, here are some additional resources which you may find helpful :
Times Tables Resources :
Suggested Reading List for Year 6:
(We may read Boy at the Back of the Class, so please could you not read this one at home!)
Welcome back Sapphire Class!
I’m really hoping that the class all had a relaxing half term break and will return with the same enthusiasm that they had the last half term!
The parent consultations via Zoom were largely very successful and thank you for your understanding of the time constraints. I have a number of follow up points which I will hope to cover off this next week. If I have promised you something that doesn’t materialise, please feel free to nudge me!
As I mentioned to most parents, we will be working on division and fractions this next half term and will be continuing to work on rapid recall of times tables knowledge. Please encourage practice at home of any times tables that your child is unsure of. We will be looking at the book ‘The Arrival’ in our literacy lessons, continuing our topic of ‘Coming to England’.
A number of parents have asked about homework for this half term and the whole school guidance remains unchanged – reading, Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and Times Tables Rockstar. I will change the spellings weekly on a Thursday afternoon, so will test the children’s knowledge on a Friday. For this Friday, I will be testing their knowledge of the Year 3 and 4 words from the National Curriculum.
Thank you for your continued support,
Thank you to those parents who were able to join our virtual Coffee Morning on Monday morning. For those who weren't able to join us, attached is the powerpoint from the session, which gives an idea of the areas covered. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.
Weather permitting we have individual photos tomorrow (Thursday).
I will also update the page, shortly, with some photos from our trip to Ashdown last Friday.
Hope you're having a good week!
Friday 11th September 2020
We’ve had a busy and successful first full week!
We have enjoyed exploring the difference between an ordinary and extraordinary day in English and have been revisiting our place value knowledge in maths. We have also written stories inspired by music and the text ‘Once Upon an Ordinary Day’. In P.E. we have learnt some tennis skills and in class, also explored how we are all different and unique. On Friday afternoon, Mrs Glanz kindly showed us her ultra violet ‘germ’ machine which highlighted the germs on our hands before washing and after washing. This week, we will be starting work on our ‘Coming to England’ topic and will be carrying on with our place value work.
The reading diaries and log ins for Times Tables Rockstars (TTR) were sent home on Friday. Hopefully they didn’t get lost on the way home! I have asked the class to bring their reading diaries in every Friday and will endeavour to remind them on a Thursday afternoon.
Please, please, encourage your child to read at home but also practice their times tables. Quick recall of these facts will help them enormously with so many aspects of maths work.
I will start setting assignments on Spelling Shed from next week, as we are having a few technical problems with log ins. In the meantime, whilst we are doing some spelling work in class, please feel free to practice and revisit the Year 3 and Year 4 spellings from the National Curriculum which are shown below.
It’s been a long time coming! 31 children in a classroom, all at the same time. It was great to see the children so enthusiastic, talkative and receptive to their new teacher. It was also a relief to see the school come alive again.
We will be taking a gentle and gradual approach to reintroducing the routines and level of work that they have had in the past. Today we have spent some time talking about rights and needs, and how these are reflected in the classroom environment. We have also started to create some time capsules so that at the end of the school year, we can reflect on how the children have matured.
Tomorrow we will be looking at how our mindset can make a difference and the children will be doing some artwork with Mrs Wood in the afternoon.
Over the next few days, you should receive a welcome letter for the term, with details of topics, home learning expectations, PE days etc. I will also be posting a topic web to this class webpage.
I hope to be able to meet with you all, either in person or virtually, soon. Don't forget that if you need to contact me, you can do so on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Alternatively, you can use the contact form found below.
Regards, Mrs Wells
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