Welcome to Year 6!
This half term we are covering the following topics:
Science- Living things and their habitats.
In this topic, the children will be learning how to group organisms (using the Linnaeus classification system), observe and classify microorganisms, plants and animals from their local environment and begin to give reasons for how they have classified plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Geography- Spatial Sense unit
In this topic, the children will be learning about Latitude and Longitude, the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, Time zones, map projection and maps of the world.
We will be covering the units - Gym Fit Circuits and Dynamic Dance
The children will be learning about Blogging and Online safety.
RE- Why is the Exodus a significant event in Jewish and Christian history?
For more information about the Year 6 curriculum - please click here.
PSHE - The children will be working with the GANGS (Get Away and get Safe) team during the week beginning 27th January. This will focus on peer pressure.
INTRODUCING THE STAFF
Class teachers - Mrs Morrell and Mrs Babcock
Teaching Assistants- Mrs Tudor and Mrs Rees
THINGS TO REMEMBER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Please try to read every night at home. This can be a reading book from school, a book you already have at home or a library book. It is still really important for your child to expand their vocabulary and develop their reading stamina. They should be reading for at least 30 minutes every night.
Literacy homework will be sent home in a book. It will be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. We expect all children to complete their homework and return it on time. Please speak to a member of the Year 6 team if your child needs help with their homework. We offer support at lunchtime for any child who needs it.
Numeracy homework will be sent home in a book and the children will also be set a mymaths task each week. Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. We expect all children to complete their homework. Please speak to a member of the Year 6 team if your child needs help with their homework. We offer the use of computers at lunchtime if your child can't complete their mymaths homework at home. Passwords for mymaths are inside your child's homework diary.
Spellings are set on a Monday and are tested on a Friday. The children's spelling scores will be sent home by text on a Friday so you can see how your child is doing.
PE Sessions- are on a Tuesday and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that full PE kits are in school and earrings are removed for these sessions.
We will regularly update this section as soon as events are organised.
GANGS (Get Away and Get Safe) - Monday 27th January - Friday 31st January.
Year 6 SATs week- Monday 11th May - Thursday 14th May 2020. Please speak to a member of the Y6 team if you have any questions about the SATs tests or SATs week itself. We will arrange a meeting for parents later in the year.
Year 6 Residential holiday- the children will be visiting Colomendy in Wales from Friday 12th June until Sunday 14th June.
Year 6 High School Transition Day- Thursday 25th June. You will receive more information from your child's high school nearer the time.