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Y6 – Blackman Class

Hello, and welcome to Year 6!

I am Miss Shettle, the Year 6 class teacher.

Our class’ namesake is Malorie Blackman, who was born in Clapham! She has written many fantastic stories including Cloud Bursting, Hacker and Noughts and Crosses. We will be dipping into these this year and would love for children and parents to let us know the ones they enjoyed reading together at home too.

This year is very important as it is the last year of primary school and also the SATS year. The children understand that they are role models for the rest of the school, and will be carrying out some very important jobs to prepare them for secondary school and their lives beyond. They will also have regular reading and homework set. Please help your child by reading to and with them, and discussing their reading book using the parent questions sheet to guide. Please also make sure that they bring their reading book in every day and to remember to bring their homework back on time.

This term will start with our topic “A Child’s War”. We will be learning about how it felt to be a child during World War 2, in addition to special visits and an Evacuee themed day. You can see this in more detail, as well as the other topics for the year on our curriculum page on the website.

If you have any expertise or resources that may enrich our children’s learning and bring the past to life, please let us know. We would love to hear from you.

Our timetable includes PE on Monday, where we will be working with Ms Buckley and SG Coaches to develop our PE skills. Furthermore, on Thursdays we are lucky enough to have Mr Lewis teaching Year 6 Music, helping the children to read musical notation and develop their own music and much more!

If you have any questions or concerns, I am always out on the playground after school every day, or you can make an appointment with the school office to see me.

Thank you for all your help and support over this important year.

Miss Shettle