Purple 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Purple Class
Teacher: Mrs Sutcliffe
We are year 6
Welcome back to autumn term 2023!
Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all rested after the summer break and ready for lots of learning in year 6! Your final year at Tonacliffe!
If you would like to see what we are learning this half term, please look at the curriculum page of our website.
Parents and carers; if you have any questions, please catch me before or after school or give me a call. You can also email the purple class email address but there may be a delay in reply on there.
I'm looking forward to a term of lots of learning, consolidation and fun!
Meet the Teacher
Thank you to everyone who attended Meet the Teacher evening. If you were unable to attend, please see the attached powerpoint for all of the information discussed. (See below)
PE - Sept 2023
PE days are Monday and Friday - please ensure you come in PE kit uniform on these days.
From Monday 11th September Purple Class will be going swimming - please ensure your child has a full swimming kit (no bikinis or shorts) including a swimming cap.
Please have ALL clothing labelled, especially jackets and coats, so items can easily be identified if lost.
Homework and spellings:
Each week, children will be given online homework. This homework is on top of the children learning spellings, accessing Times Tables Rockstars and reading. The online homework will usually consist of maths homework on Maths.co.uk and grammar homework on Spag.com. Homework will be set on a Friday and needs completing by the following Wednesday.
Children should be learning spellings every week. The list is on Teams. Children also have a spelling task sheet in their homework book from which they can select a task that they feel helps them to learn their spellings. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts. There will no longer be weekly spelling tests however children must continue working on their spellings each week at home and will continue to do so every day in class.
It is important that all children are learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts. This is very important in years 5 and 6 to support the children with their everyday Maths lessons. Children should be going on TTRockstars every night.
Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day.
We expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The children are responsible for making sure their reading records are signed every time they read. If they are not signed, children will miss some of their golden time to read.
Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others. However, it is important to listen to your child regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home.
At the bottom of this page you will find a helpful document to how you can support reading at home.
The children are also allowed to read books from home and complete reading quizzes on these too.
Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for stud earrings and watches.
Children MUST have long hair tied up - this is both boys and girls and includes fringes over the face.
Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.
Our Class Representatives:
School Council Reps: Zach A-W and Melody B
Green Team Reps: Robyn O and Elodie S
Can I please remind you to double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date. Newsletters are on the website and have lots of key information and dates for you. Please make sure you are checking these regularly.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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