Welcome to Ravens!
My name is Miss Law and I am the class teacher of the Ravens. Our teaching assistant is Miss Valentine. On a Friday afternoon, the class will be taught P.E and R.E. by different teachers.
Homework will be set on Friday and we expect it to be handed in on Wednesday, which gives the children plenty of time to complete it. Children will be completing SATs style questions for maths homework. This will help to improve their stamina and exam technique. At the bottom of the class page, you can find online copies of the maths homework each week as well as YouTube tutorial links for the pupils if they are unsure. We will go through the questions together in class during our following Thursday Number Masters session. The pupils will also have a spelling / grammar task to complete. It would be brilliant if you could hear your children read regularly and complete their reading diaries. Reading with your child is important (and great for our word count) so we need to encourage the children to read as much as possible.
Outdoor P.E. will be on a Monday afternoon with Miss Law and indoor P.E. will be with the Go Active team on a Friday afternoon - please ensure children have their P.E. kits (including their Knowle Primary house t-shirt) in school.
Our topic this term is Rites of Passage. We will be focusing on Ancient Egypt and the pupils will have the opportunity to build on the knowledge that they gained during Year 5. Later on in the term, the children will also be conducting a project in which they can further research areas of individual interest and produce a topic book to take with them as they exit primary school.
There are a lot of exciting and challenging times ahead during the Summer term. As secondary school approaches, we want to make sure that the pupils are as prepared as they can be about the upcoming transition and are able to enjoy the last term of their primary education.
If you have any questions please come and see me before or after school and I will be more than happy to help!
Ravens are currently leading the word count across the whole school, with over 5, 000,000 words read! We are also very proud of Grace Blewett, who has now surpassed one million words since she started Year 6. The top three word counts in the school belong to children in Ravens: Grace, Thomas and Skye. This is an incredible achievement and we hope that all of Raven class continue to enjoy their reading and pass their quizzes!
On Friday 13th October, Year 6 were evacuated on the steam train to Buckfastleigh. The pupils had to write a postcard home to their loved ones and sing wartime songs to keep up their morale! Once we arrived in Buckfastleigh, the pupils had the chance to learn about the Dig for Victory campaign, try on World War Two helmets, pack into an Anderson shelter and listen to the incredible evacuation story of a WW2 survivor.
We had a fantastic time on our trip. The pupils went to great efforts to dress up and look authentic, so thank you to all of those at home who helped them!