Welcome to Shackleton Class! My name is Mrs Radcliffe and I am the class teacher. We have fantastic support from Mrs Barker and Mrs Batchelor. Shackleton are also lucky enough to have the added experience of Miss Hicks (Grammar, Arithmetic, PSHE, RE and PE), and a coach from Get Active (PE) teaching them for certain lessons during the week.
In Shackleton we aim not only to do our best and reach our full potential by following the school values, but also to encourage the children to take increased responsibility, both for their learning, in preparation for secondary school, and by being excellent role models to the rest of the school.
Term 1’s Learning
Our ILP this term is Hola Mexico! Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals.
Tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional fruit cocktail or delicious Mexican meal. What's on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices!
Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball game and follow all their curious rituals. Just try to keep your head!
Feel like celebrating? Design a flute, grab a drum, join a tribe and make some noise! Have you got what it takes to be chief? Let's find out.....
Year 6 Updates
Year 6 are given weekly homework that is set on a Monday and handed back in for marking on Thursday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Wednesday. Children are expected to read every day and make a comment in their reading diary. This should be handed in every day.
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis.
Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.