Mrs Lambert, Miss Teasdale and Mrs Abbott.
Welcome to Year 6!
Mrs Lambert: Hi everyone! I am one of the current year 6 teachers at Travis and I have been teaching 3 years now! I really enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my two little dogs (Gizmo and Teddy). When I am not at school, I enjoy visiting lots of places and trying new things. One of my favourite things to do, is read! I absolutely love buying new books. I am so excited to be in year 6 this year and I am looking forward to the year ahead!
Miss Teasdale: Hi everyone! I am the new year 6 teacher at Travis and I am on my forth year of teaching now! I love hiking in the Lake District with my family and the family spaniels (Toby and Ralph). In my spare time, I am very artistic; I adore painting and drawing! A new hobby of mine is also pottery, which I am very much enjoying. I am especially looking forward to the fabulous year ahead of us!
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.
When your child reads times a week, they will be able to take part in the reading race! At the end of the term, the children that have tried hard each and every week will earn a reward.
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.