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Welcome to Peacock Class - Year 6

Welcome to the Peacock Class.

I am Mr Kelland and I am absolutely thrilled to be here at St. Benedict's. Already, I can see what a fantastic place this is to learn and work and I am really looking forward to the year ahead. I would like to think that I am fairly approachable so please do not hesitate to get in contact with me, if the need should arise. You can either message me via Class Dojo or contact the office.

I have been delighted with the start that the class have made following a lengthy period away from school. They have already shown their creative flair through some wonderful art and writing pieces, as well as showcasing their mathematical skills tackling some challenging calculations and problems.

This year we have been linked with 'The Happiness Project'. This is an initiative that links primary schools with care homes. We are preparing a package to be sent to St Benedict’s Nursing Home. This will include letters that we have written, examples of our artwork and poems that we have created. In turn, we will receive a box back from them.

This term, PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. On a Thursday, Mr Lintell (TLE Coaching) will be leading the session.

Mrs Hurd assists us with our learning in the morning and Miss Andrews joins us in the afternoon and can regularly be found working with small groups of children.

Homework and spellings will be due in on a Monday. I will release the homework and spellings on a Wednesday and will encourage the children to complete their homework ahead of the weekend. As part of their homework, children are encouraged to engage with TT Rockstars and Sumdog.  Spellings can be found  As well as the homework, please encourage your children to be reading at home. We ask that they read a minimum of 5 times a week and for this to be recorded in their reading records.

This term we will be studying the Victorians as part of our topic work. This is a fascinating era in our history and I look forward to many exciting lessons ahead. Soon, a knowledge organiser will be shared on the website that will highlight all of the learning and key information for the topic ahead.

Finally, may I say a big thank you for the warm welcome that I have received from those parents that I have briefly seen at drop-off.

As mentioned previously, please do not hesitate to get in contact should the need arise.

Mr Kelland