Welcome to Crackmore Class! (Year 6)
Teachers: Mrs Talbott (Monday) and Mr Sweatman (Tuesday-Friday)
Teaching Assistants: Miss Wesley and Mrs Elkins
To find out what we will be learning about this year, please click here.
To find out what we will be learning about this Summer term, please click here.
To view our Science topic knowledge organisers, please click here and here.
To view our History topic knowledge organiser, please click here.
The adults working in Crackmore are as follows: Mrs Talbott will be teaching the class on a Monday and Mr Sweatman will be teaching the class from Tuesday to Friday. Our class teaching assistant is Miss Wesley, and Mrs Elkins will also be supporting in some lessons.
As always, reading plays a crucial part in your child’s development. Through a weekly reading comprehension lesson, as well as in 1:1 reading, your child will be taught reading skills. In addition, your child will be able to take books home from the shelves in the classroom and the school library. Please remember to record in the Reading and Home Learning Journal when your child reads, even if this is not their school reading book. It could be a magazine or newspaper article (First News is a particularly good children’s newspaper). We will use parent’s comments, along with our own records, to help build a comprehensive picture of your child’s development in reading. Asking children questions about the text will help you to determine their understanding (comprehension) of the book. There are suggested questions in the Reading and Home Learning Journal. Journals will be checked regularly for adult signatures to be checked; ideally, your child should read every day, with a minimum of three adult signatures (from home) per week required. They can write in their own journal if they have read on their own at home, but this does not replace the requirement for adult signatures.
Home learning will be mainly Maths and English tasks, although occasionally it may be for another subject such as History or Science. This may be paper-based or set online. We will still practise spellings at school, but there will be no formal spelling tests. Spellings will be written or stuck in their Reading and Home Learning Journal and set on Spelling Shed for children to practice at home. Times tables will also be tested weekly.
PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. School PE kit (dark shorts, trainers and school PE T-shirt) should be worn to school on these days. Please remember that children cannot wear earrings during P.E. If your child cannot remove earrings themselves, please ensure that they do not wear them to school on this day. Only newly-pierced ears should be covered with tape provided from home. Girls with long hair should have their hair tied with a suitable hair band. In colder weather, children may wear dark coloured tracksuit bottoms, jumpers and trainers.
It is really important that the children become independent during Year Six in preparation for secondary school. Please help us with this by encouraging your child to organise themselves as much as possible!
If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP
milborneportprimary@MPPrimary.co.uk and Homelearningmpps@MPPrimary.co.uk