Luther King Class
Welcome to Luther King Class. Our teachers are Mrs McClure and Ms Phillips.
Mrs Janice McClure
Year 6 Class Teacher and Curriculum Leader
Mrs McClure: I have been the Year 6 teacher at Wyton on the Hill for the last 6 years, I am also the Maths Subject Leader and the Curriculum Leader. Out of school, I love spending time with my husband and children, walking my dog and gardening. I teach Year 6 from Monday to Thursday.
Mrs Joanne Phillips
Ms Phillips: I have been the Head teacher at Wyton on the Hill for 7 years, and I think the children and staff are fantastic. Apart from horses and owls, learning is my most favourite thing in the world! I teach Year 6 on Fridays.
This term's topic is My Space. To find out more details please follow this link:
The document below gives an overview of the new national curriculum expectations for Year 6 so that you can see the learning journey ahead!
Year 6 undertake Sports Leadership with Mr Swallow on Mondays and Thursdays and therefore need their kit (including house t-shirts) on these days. However, we would request that PE is left in school at all times as it may be needed at any time.
Daily Reading -To ensure that our children continue with the development of their reading skills, please encourage your son / daughter to enjoy daily reading practice for at least 20 minutes each day.
Daily Spellings — Your child has a set of personal spellings. Please encourage them to practice these daily.
Daily Mathletics — Last year, we introduced Mathletics, which is a digital maths resource to encourage your child to test their quick recall of maths facts and would ask that you encourage your child to use this for at least 15 minutes each day.
In addition there are the Can You tasks to challenge yourself further!
Have you learnt your spellings?
The links below show previous weeks spelling lists.
Click below to find this week's spelling list.
Martin Luther King was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He was chosen as the class name for Year 6 because he was an inspirational leader who epitomised our 7Rs - respect, resilience, responsibility, reflectiveness, reasoning, resourcefulness and reciprocity - in all his beliefs and actions.
Dates To Remember:
SATs week is the week beginning 8th May 2017.
Wednesday 1st March - Parents informed of secondary school placements.
Wednesday 1st March - Parents Consultations.
Thursday 2nd March - Parents Consultations.
Monday 6th March - Visiting play 'A Twist in Time'.
Tuesday 7th March - KS 1 Laser Quest Evening (Year 6 organising the event to raise money for Whitby trip).
10th - 19th March - Science Week.
Tuesday 14th March - KS 2 Laser Quest Evening (Year 6 organising and partaking in the event).
Wednesday 15th March - Year 5/6 Science trip to Multipharma International to see science in action.
Friday 24th March - Wyton Marathon and Red Nose Day.
Thursday 30th March - Easter lunch.
Friday 31st March - End of term music concerts.
Coming next term - trip to Sutton Hoo.
It was lovely to have so many grandparents attend our poetry recital on 28th February, then welcome you into our class to see your grandchildren learning in action. Thank you to all those who took an active part in our Science lesson - hope it didn't put you off your lunch!
As you are aware it is a busy part of the year for Luther King class as we are preparing for the formal assessments (SATs) that take place during the week of 8th May, so much of our timetable is currently focused on this so the children feel ready. Please encourage your child to continue to practise their times tables up to 12 x 12. Quick recall of these facts is essential to prevent 'cognitive overload' occurring when they are working on Maths problems, as they are then able to concentrate on solving the problem NOT their times tables.
Once the SATs are completed, Luther King class have some more enjoyable activities to look forward to including a trip to Sutton Hoo, to visit the burial site so they will be able to explain what it tells us about the person who is buried there and about life in Anglo-Saxon times. Also, Bikeability!
Even though it is not especially warm at the moment, please can you ensure that your child has a water bottle with them every day as it is important for them to be fully hydrated so that they can focus fully on their learning.
If you ever have any queries or would like to speak to me, I am available most days before or after school (except Fridays) so either make an appointment via the office (or pop your head into the classroom and I will talk with you if I possibly can).
Don't forget the latest homework challenge!