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A very warm welcome to Year 6.

 

Adults in the classroom

The year 6 team this year are Mrs Wood, Mrs Ludlow & Mrs Wilson. 

 

Autumn Term

 

English 
We will be looking at a number of books set in World War I but our main texts will be ‘The Silver Donkey’ by Sonya Hartnett and ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo.

 

Maths

Place value, estimation, rounding, multiplication and division.

 
Science
Our Science topic this term will be ‘Classifying Critters’ where we will be exploring the 5 kingdoms of all living things.
 
History
This term, we will be looking at:
  • The outbreak of World War I
  • Life in the trenches.
  • Life at home during the war.
  • The outbreak of World War II
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Art
In art, we will be using Henri Moore’s early sketch work to inspire our own sketches that will link to our topic.
 
Computing
 
This term, we will be using the internet as one our historical sources to support us in finding out about all the aspects we will be studying in our World War I topic.
 
PE
In PE this term, we will be focusing on invasion games and gymnastics.

The school PE kit is:
A white or green t-shirt
Black or green shorts
Black or green joggers
Black or green jumper
Suitable footwear. (This may change depending on the focus for the term but it is a pair of plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE.)

 

For some games activities, your child may be asked to bring other equipment such as shin pads and long socks. Where necessary, we will provide mouth guards.

Children may bring in roll-on deodorant. No sprays please.

 
RE
In RE this term, we will be looking at the perceptions of conflict and war through the perspectives of different religions. We will be focusing on Christianity and Buddhism.
 
Music
This term, we will be looking at ‘Music Hall’ and its importance in World War I where composers used music as a way of rallying support and enthusiasm for the war. We will be looking at composers such as John McCormack and Murray Johnson.
 
PSHE
This term, we will be looking at the roles and responsibilities required of pupils in Year Six.
We will also be taking the opportunity to look at current affairs and how the theme of conflict is not simply a historical one. 
 
Expectations
 
Year 6 is hard work but good fun. We are looking forward to the year ahead and hope that you are too! The year 6 team this year are Mrs Wood, Mrs Ludlow and Mrs Wilson
 
In our classroom we try to inspire a love of learning. We aim to provide a creative and interesting environment where children actively participate.
 
Year 6 is where your children learn to be more independent in preparation for secondary school. This year we will try to encourage your child to become self-motivated and learn organisational skills.
 
Homework
Homework is set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children are expected to record their homework in their homework diaries which come home each week.
 
Homework is explained to the pupils when it is set and they are given opportunities to speak to us before the due date if they are experiencing difficulties. If homework is not handed in on a Wednesday morning, your child will be asked to stay in to complete it during lunchtime. If your child has not been able to do their homework for some reason we do appreciate the children explaining this to us themselves.
 
Children will also be given revision books in Mathematics and English which they can use to help them with their homework and use independently if there are any areas they have found difficult.
 
Reading
In school there are regular reading sessions and they will read with us during a group guided reading session once a week. We have asked the children to keep a record of any books they are reading and to make a note of their thoughts and feelings and of any interesting words and phrases. These reading records need to be in school daily and they will be checked every Wednesday when their homework is handed in. There is an expectation that children read at least 3x per week.
 
Year 6 is hard work but good fun. We are looking forward to the year ahead and hope that you are too! The year 6 team this year are Mrs Wood, Mrs Ludlow and Mrs Wilson
 
In our classroom we try to inspire a love of learning. We aim to provide a creative and interesting environment where children actively participate.
 
Year 6 is where your children learn to be more independent in preparation for secondary school. This year we will try to encourage your child to become self-motivated and learn organisational skills.
 
The SATs
The SATs will take place during the week beginning 14th May 2018. These tests will help provide us, their secondary school and yourselves with the level that your child has achieved in English and Mathematics. The children will sit a series of tests which assess their ability in reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation and mathematics. There are no longer national test for writing and science as these levels are based on teacher assessment.
Alongside these tests, we will also produce our own teacher assessments in all areas which sit alongside the test results.
 
PGL
As you know, we take the children to PGL on their residential trip in Year 6. This year we are going on 5th March. There will be a meeting nearer the time to discuss packing, medications, dietary requirements and any other questions you may have.
 
Snack time
Please ensure that you provide your child with a bottle of water (preferably with a sports cap) and a piece of fruit each day.
 
Permission to walk/cycle home
If you wish your child to walk home or leave the classroom without adult supervision, we must have this in writing otherwise we are not happy to let the children leave alone.
 
Communication
If you have any concerns about your child or are worried about anything, please feel free to come and speak to us, preferably at the end of the school day or, if this is difficult, we are always happy to return a phone call.
 
We would encourage that children come and speak to us themselves if they feel it is of a nature that they could resolve. This is one of the ways in which we help the children prepare for their transition to secondary school.
 
 

 

 

 

 

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