Welcome to Year 6 – Class Hornbeam

Happy New Year from Mrs McDowell and Mrs Hall.  

We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break and it is lovely to have Hornbeam back in school and we are all excited for the term ahead. 

In Hornbeam, we work as a team and learn together every day. In English, this half term, Year 6 will be focusing on the graphic novel, The Arrival, by Shaun Tan. The class have started to write the words to the novel, building on previous knowledge and skills, which the children have developed in English lessons since beginning year 6. Our History topic continues to focus on WWII, however we will be focusing on the Freckleton air disaster. The class will also be taking a walk into Freckleton, to see where the air disaster happened and to look at the memorial. Mrs Butcher, who teaches Science to Hornbeam on a Wednesday morning, will be teaching the children about light. She has some wonderful science experiments planned for the class.

As a class, we have started to read Robert Swindles Room 13. The children are always gripped by a good horror story. 

Just as last term, Hornbeam will have PE on a Tuesday and Friday, so PE kits must be in school each day. It would also be beneficial for every child to bring a named water bottle into school each day too.

Homework will be set via Showbie on a Friday and we ask that this is completed by the following Thursday. Mrs Hall and I will look at this before setting the next piece of homework. The homework set for Hornbeam will be linked to the work the children will be completing in class. It is therefore beneficial that all children complete their homework; this will ensure pupils gain a deeper understanding across the curriculum. On the Showbie folder for homework, we also ask that your child records themselves reading 3-4 pages of their reading book too. This will allow us an extra opportunity to listen to your child read. Reading is extremely important and something that must be done every evening at home. 

If you have any queries or questions, I am always happy to help.

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Mrs Sophie McDowell and Mrs Corin Hall