Hello! I am Mrs Haynes and I will be teaching Class 6 this year. Mrs Ritchie is our teaching assistant. Mrs Haynes also teaches Music in the school. PE is taught by Miss Miles every Wednesday afternoon and French is taught by Madame Hanscomb on Thursday afternoons. The children are encouraged to bring in their musical instruments for our music lesson on Thursday afternoons. 

This term we are learning about life in Britain during the Stone Age and our theme is ‘Ancient Darkness’. We will be taking Michelle Paver’s book ‘Wolf Brother’ as our stimulus and will be writing poetry using imagery as well as stories set in the Stone Age featuring a ‘quest’. We will also be writing diary entries. Term will start with a ‘Blast Off’ into Stone Age cave paintings – we will be recreating cave paintings using natural materials the children have collected – and the children will create their own mini ‘caves’. Week 2 includes a trip to Avebury Stone Circle where we will have a guided tour of the stones as well as visits to both museums.

Alongside the weekly homework, which will be handed out every Wednesday (to be handed in the following Tuesday) we hope you will support us by encouraging your children to read daily and to sign their Reading Record books daily. Please also remind your child to bring their Reading Record into school each day, along with a suitable reading book.

Everyone has been given a ‘buddy’ in Class R and the children are already doing a fantastic job of helping Class R to settle into Ramsbury School.

As well as working hard towards the SATs in May, Class 6 have plenty to look forward to in the coming terms – including numerous sports festivals and competitions, Bikeabilty, a school play and of course our 5-day residential in the summer!

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