Welcome to Hedgehog Class!
Class picture here
Welcome to our class of 30 wonderful Year 6 children, our teacher isn't too bad either! We're a very tight knit bunch and always look out for one another whilst we are at school. We know that sticking together with each other is a great thing to do. Teamwork makes the dreamwork!
We're lucky enough to have some fantastic staff members with us in our team, they are:
Mr McCarthy - Class Teacher
Mrs Edwards - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Read - Teaching Assistant
We are all in Hedgehog class but there's nothing spikey about us, click the link below to find out how you can help Hedgehogs in your garden. The numbers are declining rapidly and are now on the endangered species red list.
Hedgehogs Class Video
Meet the Teacher
For the most up to date Class Blog - see the Class Dojo page with regular updates posted there.
A bit of information for you about the assessments and what will be passed up to their secondary school.
Next week we'll sit some practice assessment papers and then in the w/b 14th and 21st June the children will sit the 2018 versions of SATS papers. This is the information that will be given to the secondary school for their academic achievements.
I've also sent the children home with a booklet to practise the Y5/6 spelling words. They're the same words as I posted on the dojo post below this one. I'm going to test them next week and then again in a month. The children need to know around 75% of them to meet the appropriate target for writing. Work through the booklet over the next month or so.
Homework will be set once a week and will include MyMaths, Spag.com, written tasks and much more. The homework will be set on a Friday and they'll be given a week to complete it.
If the children get into the routine of completing homework now, then the jump to secondary school when they will receive much more homework won't be as difficult for them. A lot of year 6 is about preparing the children for secondary school so we'll encourage them to use their diary to record any homework and whenever they read. Please encourage your children to use their diary and sign it each week, this will also help you get into the routine for signing at secondary as we're told they get in trouble if the diary isn't signed!
This week we have a gentle homework ...
Think about your favourite memories from the time you have spent at Dovedale. These do not have to be written down, merely brought to our discussion next week. Can you remember a funny story, or a time someone was especially kind ? Think of a few examples that you will enjoy sharing with the class.
Maths - Reflection page 98 and 99
English - Prefixes p 12 and 13
Maths - MyMaths Place Value
English - Spag.com Colons and Semi-Colons
English - Yellow and Purple Book - Page 78-79
Maths - My Maths - Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
My Maths and SPAG.COM tasks
Feel free to choose any particular area from the yellow and purple books and also complete any pages in these.
From the purple and yellow Targeted Practice Workbook.
English p100-101 Relative Clauses
Maths p32-33 Factors and Multiples
For your homework this week we would like you to make a poster about ANY ASPECT of what have learned during you study of the Ancient Greeks.
You can present work about the myths and legends, democracy, an important historical event, the war of Troy or Alexander the Great. You can even choose a topic I have not mentioned.
Wow us with exciting presentation, fascinating facts and Year Six level detail.
We look forward to seeing what you produce !
Your child will be set spellings each week, they'll be posted on the class page here and Dojo along with being set on spelling shed. These spellings will run alongside the words from the Y5/6 word list which are set on spelling shed for the whole year.