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Welcome to Falcons

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a restful and relaxing Christmas holiday!

Year 6 will continue to be the busiest year yet at Westfield!  We have lots of work to do to prepare our children for their Year 6 National Tests and for life at secondary school and beyond.  It is vital that all children are supported to complete their reading, times tables and spellings daily at home, in addition to their weekly Maths and English homework. Stickers in the children’s homework diaries remind them of their logins and passwords for valuable online resources such as TTRockstars and ActiveLearn (Maths and Reading activities).  These websites can be used to practise and consolidate children’s skills across the curriculum but especially with using and applying their Maths knowledge. 

Our topic this term is ‘Destination: Outer Space!’ We will be learning about our Solar System, the moon and space exploration.  We will also be exploring how transport has changed over time.  Please join us for our Dad’s Open Afternoon on Friday 24th January where we will be making some related to our topic.

In addition to our academic work, there will be a Mock SATS week (2nd March).  This will enable the children to experience what the week will feel like, which will hopefully reduce some of their fears, and allows us to test the support and procedures in school.  It also highlights to us any children who need extra support that we hadn’t recognised. 

We look forward to working with you and your children during this academic year.  If you have any concerns or worries about anything at all, please come and chat to us, so that we can work together to resolve the problem.

Wishing you and your children a great Spring term in Year 6!

 

Anna Brokenshire