We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable summer break, and we would like to welcome the children into year 6.
The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 6 with lots of new learning taking place as well as consolidating previously learnt skills. We understand this past academic year has been difficult and unnerving for the children, therefore upon their return to school, we will ensure the children are given ample time to settle into the school routine and address any concerns they may have.
English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. In our science work, we will be studying electricity. Our Topic lessons are based around The Mayans, whereby lessons such as History, Geography, ICT, Art and DT will be taught discretely under the term ‘topic’. This will allow for cross-curricular activities to take place and will engage the children, ensuring learning is fun.
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days, Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Year 6 PE sessions are:
Tuesday – Gym / Dance
Thursday – Multi sports (games)
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. Can we also remind parents that children will need pumps included in their indoor PE kit and trainers included in their outdoor PE kits; children may also want to have some warmer clothes for outdoor P.E. as we move into autumn and winter. Children can bring a piece of fruit or healthy snack to school for their morning break, which they can enjoy during reading time.
Year 6 homework will consist of weekly spellings and home reading. In addition, Maths and English homework will be handed out on alternative weeks. Half-termly family project homework linked to our Topic will also be given out.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school.
We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
CLICK HERE for a practise and revision guide for Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary.
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In our Topic lessons we have designed our own printing block using lino and then transferred the print onto a t-shirt.
The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They listened to an education talk about The Aztecs and chocolate, experienced the 4D cinema, saw first hand how chocolate is made, wrote their names in chocolate and much more.
The children were investigating how shadows can change in size dependent upon the distance of the light source.
Class 6 tasting chocolate using only their taste buds. They were looking at how The Aztecs and chocolate are linked.
We enhanced our learning on Christianity and learnt lots about the features of a Church. Children took part in several activities creating their own chalice, stained glass window, a tour of the church and even designing their own stole.
Photos from 2017/2018
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