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.
Swimming will also be taking place this term for Y6 children. This will begin on Friday 10th Sept and will continue for 6 weeks. Children will need to remember their swimming kits and £1 each week for the coach.
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.
Children worked hard designing their chocolate bar packaging. First, they thought of a target audience, a brand name and ingredients.
They will then be creating their own chocolate bar which will go inside - more photos to follow!
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW!