A very warm welcome to year 6.
Year 6 is home to both 6J and 6H. Mrs Jenkinson teaches in 6J and Mrs Hornshaw teaches in 6H each morning. Miss Markham support across year 6 on a daily basis.
Mrs Jenkinson - Having taught at Travis St Lawrence for several years now, I absolutely love teaching in Y6 and watching all of the pupils grow and flourish ready for their next journey that is secondary school. Outside of school I enjoy catching up with friends, reading and walking my spaniels - Roxy and Coco.
Mrs Hornshaw - I have thoroughly enjoyed my couple of years at Travis, getting to know the children and their families. I’m really excited to be teaching back in Year 6 this year, along with continuing in my role as deputy head teacher. Although I have been teaching for a number of years, I am still passionate about enabling all children to succeed. When not at school, I enjoy travelling and spending time with our two dogs.
Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record it in their reading record book. This can be the school banded book or a book from home. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events. Encourage children to develop empathy by focusing on characters' emotions and motivations.
It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day so that adults within school can also record in them. An adult will collect and record the times read each week. Each class has its own system in place to recognise and reward children who read at home with adults.
We encourage a love for reading and aim for our children to be lifelong readers. The children are encouraged to read and enjoy the books in our book area within the school day. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently.
Spellings will be sent home each half term and will focus on the spelling rules/patterns investigated and taught during our spelling sessions. We will be testing on a Friday.
Spellings are best worked on little and often: 5 or 10 minutes every day is more beneficial than one long session.