Great Heath Academy, Girton Close, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7PT

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to Typhoon Year 6 Class Web Page.


Class teacher: Miss T Oakley                                          Teaching Assistant: Mr J Gibbs


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Our School Council representative elected was Jessie Wallace – huge congratulations to her (a very reliable and mature pupil to speak for our class)

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Huge congratulations to Charley Cobbold and Jahmiah Brown for being chosen as team leaders – I hope you show the rest of the school your strong and fair leadership skills.


Scarily this is the final year of primary education for your child and what a jam-packed year we have ahead: Crucial crew, SATS, sports day, leavers play, leavers party and Kingswood!! But before all these exciting events happen we have the matter of educating our pupils with a full, diverse and hopefully entertaining curriculum.


A typical day in Year 6:

9.05-9.30am = Guided Reading – working on skills to prepare for SATS

9.30-10.30am = Literacy

10.30-10.45am = Assembly

10.45-11.00am = Break

11.00-12.30pm = Maths

12.30-1.30pm = Lunch

1.30-3.15pm = IPC/PE/ICT/Library/French/RE/Jigsaw

Also in the afternoons, we have a program of interventions to help any child with any areas of learning that need a little extra development (handwriting, maths catch up, 1:1 reading, guided reading, spelling practise).

As you can see it is very important that your child arrives punctually to school every morning so they do not miss any of their lessons.


Our IPC units this Spring term:

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Function and parts of eyes/ears                         Use and safety of electricity                           Rivers – features

Sound waves and vibrations                                Electrical circuits (with bulb, switch)          Water cycle and water power

Direction of light and the light spectrum.                                                                                      Rivers of the world

Lots of fun science experiments.                                                                                                      Bridges

Noise and light pollution                                                                                                                    Water Aid/Flooding

We try and learn as much as we can in these IPC topics through cross-curricular activities.

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We will be starting a school reading challenge called RED TED (KS1) OR “Read to Succeed” (KS2)  to encourage your child to read more at home. The children learnt more about this challenge in todays assembly introduced by Mr Smith (19/2/18). Our school challenge is for the children to aim to get 200 parental signatures in their reading log book to achieve the ultimate prize. Each designated level of book signs (10, 25, 75, 100 etc) will earn them a special prize such as a pencil, badge, certificates and even a party. We will be sending you more information during this half term as the challenge does not begin until Summer Term 2018. We hope you will support you child or children to help them “read to succeed”.

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We are still having DEAR (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) time – which I thoroughly enjoy!!!


As you know we have now completed 5 weeks of our after school booster classes, which I hope the children are enjoying. We have organised these clubs from 3.15-4.15pm to provide further support for your child’s learning and show them how to answer questions in the best way ina fun and “sugary” approach. It is not too late to take advantage of these free classes just come to the office and ask for a form or speak to Mr Smith or myself.

Tuesdays – Reading Comprehension with Mr Smith or Mrs Mitchinson.

Wednesdays – SPAG (spelling, grammar & punctuation) with Miss Oakley or Mr Hicks.

Fridays – Maths with Mr Vincent or Mrs Brown


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We will be attending Crucial Crew on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at Mildenhall Race Track – this will be my 6th time of attending and I still look forward to this event. Transport is free and the children will be in small groups supervised by a member of staff and a member of the Crucial crew. They will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of road, internet, electricity safety and learn some basic survival skills (recovery position, fire simulation). More information will follow – if you have any concerns or questions, please feel to come in and have a chat