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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

 

Welcome to year 6. 

Welcome and please see my Parents' Presentation (click this link)

Class Teacher - Mr Foster

Class Support - Mrs Duffy, Mrs McCarthy and Mr Linden

Please find an outline of the expectations for the year below.  In the tabs to the side of the page you will find links to the individual topics for the year.

Reading

Please ensure that your child reads daily.  They should be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  It is important that they read to an adult/older sibling as often as possible.  Please ask your child questions about what they have read and encourage them to give opinions about the book.  Please make a note on the post-it notes provided to you when you have heard your child read and we will then make a note of this in their diary.

Spellings

This term your child will bring home a list of Year 5 and 6 spelling words.  They will also need to know the year 3/4 spelling list confidently.  Encourage your child to practise these words as often as possible.

P.E

Year 6 P.E lessons are on Mondays this half term.  Please ensure your child has their correct kit with them on these days.  All items should be clearly labelled.

Walking home

If your child has permission to walk home on their own at the end of the school day it is essential that you provide written consent, which should be handed directly to the class teacher.  Children without written consent will not be given permission to walk home on their own.

Topic

This term our topic is Peace.  In the first half term we will be focussing on the First World War and considering how the communities came together in this time to bring about Peace.  We will be exploring the cause and effects of war and how they have shaped the World we live in today.  In the second half term we will be looking at World War 2 considering why this War occurred and asking the question Are Wars necessary and exploring the ways in which War can be avoided.

Birthdays

Please be reminded that children are not to bring in party bags or sweets.  Instead we ask that a book is donated to our school/class library.

Home Learning

Please see this half terms home learning activities here.  This should be completed or uploaded on the notebook on Teams, if you have any issues with this then please see Mr Foster.  Abacus activities should also be completed weekly along with spellings and daily reading.

Meet the Teacher

To find out about the year ahead please take a look at the 'Meet the Teacher' sway here.