Welcome to Year 6
The Year 6 Team are:
Mrs O’Callaghan-James (Mrs OJ for short) – Class teacher
Mrs Boyd - Teaching Assistant
In Year 6 we are focused on becoming independent learners who seek out new challenges…
We’re class of 30 lively and dynamic young people. Our classroom is set on the upper floor and we have our own library area we share with Year 5. We have a lovely bright classroom which will grow with us as we develop; showing the challenges we overcome.
Our current topic is 'The life of Maya!' where we will be discovering the Ancient Mayans and this is linked with our English. In Science, we are exploring adaptations where we are creating our own Mayan lizards which could survive in the hot climate. We are also going to be exploring the book ‘Middleworld’ which is also linked with our Mayan topic. Towards the end of this term we are also expecting a visit from a Mayan guest speaker on Tuesday 11th December.
We love graffiti spelling and have books that we practise in. These go home every day and should be used regularly. Our spelling test day is a Wednesday. Any words we are still struggling on are highlighted in our graffiti book so people at home can see how we are getting on.
We also understand the importance of reading in Year 6 and aim to read in school approximately 20 minutes per day and have set the aim that we will continue to read at least 4 times a week for 20 minutes or more as this length of time makes the biggest impact.
In addition, in Year 6 we are getting ready for high school so also have class homework in the form of reading, ‘Timestable Rockstars’ and a paper activity rehearsing the lessons in class (normally a maths and grammar activity). These are issued on Thursdays and due in on Tuesdays.
In PE at the moment we are swimming. Our PE day is Wednesday.
If you have any questions at all or need to get in touch with Mrs O’Callaghan-James please arrange an appointment via the school office, pop in and see her or contact her via email.