Dear Deer Class Parents,
I hope that everyone had a lovely half term break and you have all enjoyed this glorious sunshine.
By now I am sure that your children have arrived home and told you all about their day. We had a successful day using Google Meet which allows the two Year 6 bubbles to communicate throughout the day. This will hopefully help the children to feel like a complete class. I am sure they excitedly reported that they now have an afternoon playtime, something they have not had since they were Year 2! We have also had access to the rejuvenated pond area where lots of the children spent their time spotting newts and other creatures.
As the government advice changes, what happens at school is likely to change. This first week is all about getting back into routines and rituals as well as familiarising ourselves with the new rules. Therefore, the children will have a maths, English, reading and ICDM lesson each morning and a foundation lesson or two in the afternoon.
We will continue to follow the White Rose Maths scheme for the time being, however, I may chose more investigations later on in the term.
In English we will begin by looking at play scripts. Later in the term the children will write their leavers' speeches and I am sure we can devise a solution so that the children can read these to an audience even if this is digitally. We are reading short Shakespeare plays for our Whole Class Reading.
For homework I have given the children a blank map of Europe which they need to label with the country names and capital cities. Each week they will have a different continent. I will test them on their new knowledge each Friday. There are no spellings.
I do hope that as things progress, I am able to create many special memories for the Year 6 children, however, I can only be guided by the government and MAT in many cases.