Welcome to Year 6
6SB Mrs Sampson & Miss Booton
6L Mr Lane
6D Mr Land
We will be supported by Mrs Price
Our TAs are Mrs Cowell, Mrs Hoskins, Mrs Donald, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Higgins & Miss Hammond
Welcome to Year 6
We are delighted to welcome you all to Y6.
We have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us, and we look forward to meeting you all throughout the year.
The year group is divided into 3 classes:
6D taught by Mr Land and is supported by Mrs Donald;
6L taught by Mr Lane and is supported by Mrs Hoskins (Monday Tuesday) & Mrs Thompson (Wed, Thurs, Friday)
6SR taught by Miss Booton (Mon to Wed) & Mrs Sampson (Wed to Fri) and supported by Mrs Cowell
The year group will also be supported by Mrs Price, Miss Hammond and Mrs Higgins.
We recommend that your child brings a small, named pencil case to school and has their own equipment. They should ideally leave these at school to avoid sharing any equipment. Just a reminder Y6 should enter through the main playground gates (8:40-8:50) and will leave via the same way at 3:20.
Autumn Term Curriculum:
We shall continue to encourage our children to share our love of reading. Your child will be bringing home one of our level-appropriate books from our new reading scheme. We are asking our children to read five times independently at home for homework and we ask for your support in this by signing to validate. It would be fantastic if you could on occasion discuss what they are reading. Along with the book they bring home from school, we would also encourage children to read one of their own books. We look forward to hearing about what they have been reading. All children who read five times a week will be entered into a weekly draw where they have the chance to win small prizes. They will also be entered into a termly draw where they have the chance to win a book from our ‘Venda-book’ or an even larger prize!
In the first half of this term we will be studying ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. There will be a big focus on broadening our children’s vocabulary and applying this into the children’s writing this year, as well as a sharpening of the children’s understanding of sentence structure and grammar. After half-term, we shall be introducing the children to the work of William Shakespeare through the play ‘Macbeth’. We will have a visit from The Young Shakespeare Company on 09/11/22.
We will be starting our work looking at place value, progressing on to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Within this, children will be faced with a range of problems to solve. We will be working hard to make sure the children know and can use their times tables, and would appreciate it if you could encourage your children to continue learning them at home! Children will be provided with homework books during the Autumn Term which will serve as excellent revision for the end of year SATs.
This term we will be looking at the topic ‘Humans’. This will look at the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function and the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals and humans. We will also be looking at the circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
Curriculum topics this term
Throughout the autumn term we will be exploring the Hindu faith with a focus on ‘Why Hindus try to be good’. We will also be studying the British Empire and in computing there will be a continuing focus on Internet Safety. All key information about the topics your child will be exploring can be found in the knowledge organiser section in the year 6 class page on our website.
P.E. and Swimming
P.E kits must be worn to school on PE days. Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers.
Outdoor PE for all classes will take place on Thursdays and indoor PE is on a Tuesday afternoon for those children who are not swimming. Your child will need to wear their PE kit to school on those days unless they are swimming, in which case they will bring their swimming kit in and wear school uniform as usual.
We are very fortunate to have our own pool here at Trinity, and we feel that it is very important that children take advantage of this resource. Therefore, children must remember to bring their swimming kits to every session. If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E. or swimming, a signed letter must be provided.
6D will be swimming for the first half term. Please make sure they have their swimming kit in every Tuesday. Their lessons will begin on Tuesday 13th September. 6L & 6SB will swim at a later date and they will be having PE and Art on Tuesday afternoons.
Your child is to wear PE kit to and from school on PE days.
We appreciate that as the children grow older, they gain more independence. Children who wish to walk or cycle home on their own must have a completed ‘Walking Home Alone’ form which is available from your class teacher.
Correct school uniform must be worn at all times, and all garments must be labelled with your child's name.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Please contact us if you have any questions or need any support.
The Year 6 Team