Year 6

Welcome to the home page of Year 6. Here you will find our class newsletter, activity photos and key information.

We have had a busy start to the new term and look forward to an even busier run up to Christmas. The children have all made a good start to the year, most remembering homework and to bring in P.E. kits on time. All good practise for high school.

This half term we have enjoyed reading and writing fiction, with a particular focus on Shaun Tan’s ‘Eric’ and Armin Greder’s ‘The Island’. The children have already produced some excellent work based on these books.

Also this half term, the children have been learning about ‘Survival’. This includes looking at human, plant and animal adaptations. The children will be working towards creating their own animal with specific adaptations tailored to suit its environment. The class has been very hands-on with this subject already and will soon begin to make their own 3D models of their animals.

Some members of our class have been busy supporting our younger children on the yard at playtime and lunch times. Most of our class have volunteered to continue being ‘PALS’ and Buddies. This involves children working with younger pupils teaching them playground games. Some old favourites as well as new inventions introduced by our class are used to make playtimes more exciting and fun.

Next half term is our countdown to Christmas. However, we still have lots of work to complete including work on biographies, poetry and going back to basics in maths, building on number work and solving problems! Changes to The National Curriculum have been implemented over the last four years and the children will be learning about concepts older Year 6 classes didn’t get the opportunity to work on!

We have found many websites to help us access the curriculum which you can use at home. These may also be useful for revision especially in English and Maths. We will also be learning basics in programming and the children will learn how to ‘debug’ a piece of software in our Computing lessons.

Please remember that P.E. kits are needed every Thursday!

Homework tasks will be set on a Tuesday and need to be returned to school by the following Monday. This will include a variety of subjects and skills and may involve using a computer or reference books. If your child is unsure about any task, please come and see us, we don’t want anyone worrying unnecessarily. Please remember the homework is designed to be completed at your child’s own level and is open-ended.

We have recently sent out information regarding our school residential trip to Tower Wood Education Centre. Payments can begin as soon as your child’s permission slip is returned. Each child will be given a paying in card so that we can keep up to date with payments. Please don’t hesitate to speak to either myself or the office staff if you have any queries. Thank you for your continuing support.

 

 

Mr D. Worswick

Year 6 Teacher

T.A. – Mrs J. Climpson

Student Teacher – Mr R. Browne

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