Welcome to Year 6 and to Harriet Tubman class. I am Miss Lewis: this is my second year at Longmoor Primary School but I have been teaching for 15 years. I have always worked with Year 5 or 6 and I absolutely love it. I am really looking forward to the year ahead as we get to learn and explore some extremely fascinating topics, including Word War 2, slavery and peaks around Great Britain. I worked with Year 5 a lot last year and I am excited to continue working with them this year - it is going to be a fun year but with lots of determination and growth mindsets.
Harriet Tubman will be supported by Mrs Thorpe, who worked with Year 6 and Nursery last year, and Miss Hughes, who will be teaching on a Tuesday morning.
Harriet Tubman 1822 - 1913
Harriet Tubman is just one of many inspirational black women in history. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped but, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known at the Underground Railroad, returned on many occasions to rescue many other enslaved people. Click on the link below to find out more:
31st October - School closed (INSET Day)
3rd November - School Photos (Individual and siblings in school)
W/C 14th November- Anti-Bullying week
18th November- Children in Need Day
W/C 21st November- Assessment Week
24th November- Flu Vaccinations
9th December- Christmas Jumper / Christmas Dinner Day
12th December- Carol Concert for KS2
21st December- Year 5 and Year 6 Christmas Parties
22nd December- Final day of Term
9th January 2023 - School re-opens to children.
Miss Hughes, Mrs Thorpe and myself are huge lovers of reading and books. Books for me are what fire our imaginations and open up our world of vocabulary. There are many books available in the school library or in my class room but each term I will also add links to recommendations (they may be linked to the curriculum depending on the topic). Let's start with the recommendations on Books for Topic - a fantastic website that helps to find books to inspire all children based on their reading age and interests:
Reading records will be checked everyday. I know evenings can be extremely hectic but please encourage your child to read for 15 minutes every day as it really will make a huge difference to their progress in all areas of the curriculum.
This year we are starting a new scheme that encourages the children to learn their multiplications facts, including division and fractions of amounts. The knowledge of these facts can have a huge impact on all other areas of the Maths curriculum and is the starting point to making progress. All the children have their own passport and a letter explaining the system and examples of the tests are available on the website:
The children can also continue to develop their learning at home and help their class to win prizes on both TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Mathletics:
Our spelling curriculum is based on the the Spelling Shed scheme. All the children will be given their spellings on a Monday during the spelling lesson and then tested on the following Monday. All the children have their own Spelling Shed logins to help them practice:
WHISPER - Anonymous Reporting Tool
Sometimes it is really hard to tell an adult if you feel like you are being bullied. That is why we have subscribed to WHISPER. It is an anonymous reporting tool which allows you or your child to report any incidents of bullying and cyber bullying in confidence.
Click on the web link below to fill in a report. It will then be emailed to Miss Hughes (Online Safety Coordinator). Messages are checked as often as possible. In order to resolve issues effectively and promptly, please include your name. This will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
If you have any concerns or worries about your child regarding online safety and would like further advice, please contact Miss Hughes or Mr Lyons, the school's online safety co-ordinators or speak to Mrs Dainty, Headteacher.