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Ward - Year 6

Welcome to Ward Class!

 

Saint Margaret Ward, also known as the "Pearl of Tyburn", was an English Catholic martyr who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I for assisting a priest to escape from prison. She was canonised in 1970, as one of thForty Martyrs of England and Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

The staff in Ward Class are:

Mr Moss and Mrs Duncan-Jameson

 

Welcome to Ward Class!

 

We had a great first half-term and I am really looking forward to working with the children in the run up to Christmas.

 

Year 6 is the most important year of your child's school life so far as they get the chance to show everything they have learned since starting school back in 2016. As we progress through the year, we will begin to prepare for SATs and the transition to secondary school. 

 

This might mean a little more homework at times or some extra help in class, so I will be really grateful if you could support us by encouraging your child and flooding them with positivity!

 

I always try to make myself available for quick chats before and after school but if you feel the need for a longer chat then please book an appointment with me and I will be happy to help.

 

Mr Moss

Key Reminders

 

This half-term we will be swimming every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings the following:

-appropriate swimwear

-swimming cap

-towel

Swimming is a vital life skill and part of the curriculum. As such, all children are required to participate. Please contact school if you feel your child isn't able to swim this half-term.

 

As the nights draw in and the winter months approach, please send your child to school in a bright coat that will keep them warm, dry and easily visible as they walk to and from school. 

 

Please ensure that your child attends school in the correct uniform. If, for any reason, your child isn't wearing the correct uniform please let me know.

 

On PE days we ask your child to attend in their PE kit. This helps us save time and affords the children the privacy they need at their age. Children will do PE every Friday

Reading

 

I am passionate about reading and I am already excited about some of the fantastic books I will be reading to the class. I will do my best to read every day with the whole class, I will listen to children read individually at least once a week and I will also be encouraging the children to read at home. 

 

Every time a child reads at home, I will give them a raffle ticket and they will be entered into our weekly prize draw. The more they read at home, the more chances they have of winning! I am asking the children to read every night at home for a minimum of five minutes and have their reading record signed by an adult. I fully appreciate that sometimes life gets in the way and it might not be possible to read every night but research shows that reading regularly at home really aids a child's progress. Therefore, I would be grateful for your support in developing your child's reading skills.

 

Well done to Mia B who was the winner of this week's reading prize draw! She chose a fantastic Harry Potter cup. She can enjoy a brew and a read!

 

Times Tables Rock Stars

Y6 had a boys v girls Times Tables Rock Stars competition and, although it was VERY close, the girls just pipped the boys!

Well done to the children below who scored almost 30,000 points between them

Anti-Bullying Week

We know the value of friendship in Ward Class. Friends can make us happy, support us and help us. They are people we can trust and rely on when times are hard, and they make us laugh when times are good. 

This week, Roe Class visited us and we enjoyed making friends with new people.

GCHQ

We had a video meeting with GCHQ - the government's intelligence agency!

It was fascinating to learn about the different jobs and to meet people who have guarded the Royal Family, captured terrorists and stopped cyber attacks!

Perhaps one day we might work to keep our country safe. 

We hope you like our reading area and it inspires you to read more and more and more! Remember to aim for 150 reads.

When the children impress me, they can sit in the pilot's chair and wear the communication headset as they read their favourite book.

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