Mrs Martin's and Mrs Evans' Class
Welcome to Class 2EM's class page. We are an keen and dedicated group of Year 5 and 6 children who love to learn new things and who work hard to do our best.
Our class teachers are Mrs Martin and Mrs Evans. Mrs Haslam helps us with our learning each day during English and Maths lessons. We are also really lucky to have Spanish lessons with Mrs Lauder every week.
The school library is currently open to our class on Mondays for us to change our reading books when we have finished them. We note down the page numbers we have read and ask an adult from home to sign the relevant part in our reading diaries. Mrs Martin will collect our reading diaries on a Monday morning to check they have been signed. The school expectation is for reading diaries to be signed at least 3 times a week, however lots of children manage to read every day which is brilliant! It is important that we bring our school bags to school everyday to collect letters and other important information.
We are given Maths homework every Wednesday. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Monday to be marked. Mrs Martin will also send our English homework out on a Friday. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.
Spellings for each week are in our planners. Each week we should practise at home 4 times and there is space for this in our planners. However, if spellings are completed in another manner (iPads, notebooks etc.) our parents indicate how many times we have done this and we ask them to ensure that they sign the spelling page in our planner. Spelling tests take place on Fridays.
We come to school wearing our PE kits on Wednesdays and Fridays at the current time so that we don't have to change at school. It is also very important that all of our belongings are clearly named. If we are wearing earrings, we need to ensure that we are able to remove them for PE or ask our parents/carers to provide tape for them to be covered up to meet health and safety recommendations. If we have hair below our shoulders, it should be tied back for PE and our tights should be replaced with socks for PE lessons.
It is important that we bring a water bottle to school every day, filled with fresh water. In addition, we are allowed to bring a healthy snack for break time if we wish. These snacks should meet the agreed list: fruit, vegetables, cheese or yoghurt.
Year 6 Recommended Readers
If you are struggling to find book, here are a few you might like:
Northern Lights series by Philip Pullman
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
Young Bond series by Charlie Higson
Skeleton Key and Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
The House of Silk by Antony Horowitz
Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Young Sherlock Holmes series by Andrew Lane
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (Classic)
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Charlotte’s Webb by E. H. White
Warhorse by Michael Morpurgo
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
War Stories by Chris Priestley
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Skellig by David Almond
My Name is Mina by David Almond