Westmere Primary School

Spain

Welcome to Spain class,

This year, Spain is a pure Year 6 class. We strive for excellence and achieving the very best in everything we do. Our class is our team and we support each other to make the last year at primary school a memorable one.

Class teacher: Mr. J. Piraino (am) and Mrs R. Timmins (pm)

Teaching assistants: Mrs A. Bailey (am), Mrs E. Neal and Mrs E. Keeble

R J Palacio

PE is on Friday. Please ensure your child has the full and weather-appropriate PE kit with them on these days, including our federation hoodies. Children with long hair should have their hair tied up, and any earrings, watches or other jewellery needs to be removed. Please also send a coat for playtime. During Autumn Term 1, we will be swimming on a Wednesday morning. Please ensure children bring appropriate swimwear and a towel on this day.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of Reading Homework, which can be selected from a variety options from the homework sheet. This may also include children completing a short task to stick into the Reading Scrapbooks at school. Homework is expected to be handed in school on Thursday and is peer marked during the afternoon. Additionally, children are expected to complete self-led Maths homework improving skills such as times tables (using TT Rockstars).

Please also ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing.  If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Friday.  For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book, which will take place at the end of each half term.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through our class email address (spain@griffinfederation.co.uk). We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school. Finally, keep checking back for updates to our webpage and Facebook page.

AUTUMN TERM TOPIC: The Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Our topic work this term will be Anglo-Saxons and Scots. Your child will receive a Knowledge Organiser with key facts and vocabulary. We encourage them to learn this information at home, as well as carry out any additional independent research.