This week (10th - 14th May) has seen Year 6 learning all sorts! We have been tackling the intriguing subject of statistics and looking at all sorts of different ways of exploring data. On a secondary note the class also mastered the use of compasses for drawing circles as part of our work on Pie charts! In English we continue to study 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and we have started looking at persuasive language as we move further into this wonderful book. In Geography this week we have looked at everything to do with rivers and their journeys from source to sea.
Welcome to Hawthorn Class
My name is Mr Webber and I am now in my second year at CPS. As well as being lucky enough to be the year 6 teacher I am also Maths subject lead and help oversee the development of Maths across the school. Outside of school I have a young son called Oliver who is just about to start reception this year and a rather demented Jack Russell dog called Ozzie. My wife is also a teacher in secondary.
Other adults who you will be seeing this year are the wonderful Ms Lisk and Mrs Watters. Both are frankly brilliant teaching assistants who I am sure will help and support you throughout the year.
In Hawthorn class the aim of all our learning is focused around making you, as learners, confident and independent. At the end of you year 6 you will be learners who are confident and willing to try out new skills and ideas. The key to learning in year 6 particularly, is about developing a growth mindset that will allow you to take risks in the knowledge that if something goes wrong, then it's not anything to worry about, rather it is a brilliant opportunity to learn something and try again. You will never fail at anything if you don't give up on it.
What to wear and bring to school
All students should come to school in school uniform and with a school bag. Students should pack a water bottle, hat and any pencil case/stationery that they may want to use. Please make sure all personal items are labelled with your child’s name. On PE days, we are asking children to come into school in PE kits rather than school uniform.
Termly timetable and homework
Your child will receive a timetable at the start of each term. This will also be sent out and put on the class web page. Homework will be primarily set via Google classroom each term – where possible submission should also be on Google classroom (unless something more tactile like a model/cooking etc). As with previous years the homework will be based on the 100 point challenge. If at any point you would like extra support work for your child please contact us and we can provide appropriate support.
End of the day
The school day ends at 3.05pm – if your child walks home a letter needs to filled in and sent in to school to let the school know that is okay for your child to walk home. Please note that permission for independent walking ends at the end of the academic year and new permission will be needed for the following year.
If you have any queries about the daily routine or what your child is learning then do not hesitate to get in touch. Please refer to our email addresses on the first page. We will always endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible, occasionally this may take longer than we would like but we will always aim to get back to you within 24 hours during the school week.