Class Teacher – Mrs Jones
Hello, my name is Mrs Jones and I am the Year 6 teacher and a Deputy Head Teacher at Thornhill Primary School. I have been teaching for many years and simply love my job.
During my spare time I love to spend time with my family and I particularly enjoy watching my son play rugby. I also have many pets and one of my favourite hobbies is competitive horse riding, where I compete in both dressage and showjumping with my horse Calgery.
Welcome to Year 6
Just a short note to welcome you to Year Six and give you a little information about our forthcoming year. This year promises to be very exciting with many challenges and experiences to embrace.
Year Six with be taught predominantly by myself, with support from Mr. Cluskey and other specialist teachers in PE, Music and French. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me whenever necessary.
This year there will be a focus on key skills together with mini topics and single subject-based lessons in preparation for transition to secondary school. Please encourage your child to talk about their learning at home and to bring in items of interest, linked to lessons, to share with the class.
Finally, thank you for your anticipated support this year. It is an extremely important year and daily attendance is vital to maximise learning and future opportunities. I am really looking forward to working in partnership with yourselves and our children.
The following points outline some of the important routines that should help us all to have a smooth-running year;
Reading – Please ensure your child reads for 30 minutes every night. Reading is a skill which needs to be developed with regular practice so your support with this is invaluable. If possible spend time asking your child questions on what they have read to further their comprehension – notes on how to develop KS2 reading comprehension and suggested questions can be found in the front of the pupil planner. Also, please ensure that their reading books and planners come to school everyday to enable further practise and for planners to be checked to ensure daily reading homework is recorded and completed.
Homework – In Year 6 homework consists of daily reading, spelling lists and maths facts to learn and additional English and Maths activities. These additional activities will be given out on a Wednesday to be completed and returned the following Thursday.
New spelling lists, and maths facts are given out on a Tuesday to be learnt ready for a test on the following Monday. Test scores are recorded in the pupil planner each week to inform parents of their child’s performance and progress, please sign weekly.
PE – The children have a daily PE lesson and need to have a pair of trainers in school every day.
Class Curriculum Home School Links
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