Welcome to Willow Class
Well what an unusual start to our school year but what a fantastic year 6 class I have. They have embraced the necessary changes in school without any fuss or complaining and have followed all of the instructions they have been given about the new procedures. I am really looking forward to the year ahead, despite the uncertain times we find ourselves in, as the children in year 6 have already shown themselves to be hard working and caring pupils. A message we are promoting this year is kindness at playtimes and lunchtimes and year 6 are already great at that so it should be very easy for them. I particularly liked seeing, this week, the way they helped each other to tidy up from our messy sculpture task, without being asked, and their ability to share is exemplary. It has also been good to see correct and complete school uniforms including the correct footwear, remember this applies right until the end of the academic year so no trainers (apart from PE days) or fancy hair accessories should be worn on a normal school day .
We have jumped straight into the curriculum, with lots of catching up to do we don't have a minute to waste which is why it has been brilliant to see 100% attendance for our first week back. Let's see if we can keep that up!
One of the really important things for year 6 is independence and resilience and we will be doing lots of work on these key skills, it would be great for parents to help with this by encouraging your child to try and organise themselves ready for the day ahead with PE kit and homework books for example; this will be good practise for secondary school. It is also important that children develop resilience in the way they handle smaller issues and remember that they can always come directly to staff if they feel they need to share a worry or a problem.
As we don't overload the children with homework we do expect them to spend some of their time reading this is also a really nice way to spend your time as you can read anywhere in your home so get comfy and READ,READ,READ!
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