Teacher: Miss N Beardmore
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs C Cass
Hello everyone and welcome to the Class 6 page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing this year. There is so much to look forward to, your final year at St Giles is going to be brilliant!
White Rose Maths is the scheme that we follow here at St Giles. Throughout the lessons, children will be given the ability to choose their own level of challenge (with obvious encourage and guidance) across both fluency and problem solving and reasoning activities. The ability to recall and use multiplication tables is also very important and to support your child we have subscribed to Times-tables Rock Stars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student . Your child has a login and will take part in timetables challenges that are matched to their ability, as they progress so will the challenges!
PE - PE is on a Thursday please come to school in PE kit and bring something suitable for being outside.
Note to parents: We try our best to prepare our children through our normal curriculum and for life wider than school. Remember, it's really important to be at school every day, on time and ready to learn.
Each week the pupils will be expected to do the following at home:
- Read at home at least three times a week - you may have a reading scheme book, a free reader or a book for pleasure.
- Complete a maths piece (which will be uploaded onto Dojo portfolio) to be handed in on the following Monday.
- Complete a English piece (which will be uploaded onto Dojo portfolio) to be handed in the following Monday.
- Learn spellings each week which will be tested on a Friday in class.
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Keeping in touch with Class 6
If you would like to keep up-to-date and see what your children are doing in Class 6 then head straight to Class Dojo. We post homework, spellings and our termly plans on there too! We update this regularly with class stories and photos. Everyone has a unique access code and you can see how your children are rewarded! We also use Twitter @stgilesacademy and Facebook - both sites are open pages so there's no need to sign up!
The more you read the more you know...
As I am sure you are aware, as well as being an enjoyable pastime, reading impacts hugely on
children’s writing ability and general learning. We encourage children to read as much as possible,
both at home and in school. Here are some personal favourites and we have included a link to a website that outlines further books for your little book worms!
We have a bookshelf/reading area in class and school library where children are welcome to take books home to read. They are also invited to bring books from home in to read for pleasure! Our local library in Pontefract is amazing and we work closely with them throughout the year - if you would like any information on how you can use the library further please don't hesitate to ask us or visit the library in town.
'The Explorer' – Katherine Rundell
'Journey to the River Sea' – Eva Ibbotson
'The Nowhere Emporium' - Ross Mackenzie
'Running Wild' – Michael Morpurgo
For a challenge…'The Jungle Book' – Rudyard Kipling or 'The Hobbit' - J.R.R Tolkein
'Middleworld: Jaguar Stones' – J&P Voelkel
Or any Harry Potter (Miss Beardmore's guilty pleasure and long-standing favourite!)