Welcome to Year 6
6SE Mrs Sampson & Miss Lawrence
6L Mr Lane
6D Mr Land
Our TAs are Mrs Higgins, Mrs Hoskins, Mrs Donald & Miss Hammond
2020 - 2021
Welcome to the year 6 page - Autumn term 2020
We hope you had fantastic family time over the holidays. We are really looking forward to welcoming your children to Y6. We know that some children will be ready to return to the safe routine of school and are looking forward to seeing their friends, but we are also aware that for others, the return to school will be an anxious time. Therefore we will ensure that we allow time in the week to focus on PSHE and allow the children time, and a safe environment, so they can discuss any fears and anxieties they may have. We will also be using e-Bug, a DFE recommended online resource, to reinforce hand washing and to ensure children have a secure understanding of good hygiene practices.
We will be studying the classic 'War Horse' by Michael Morpurgo which we will be using as inspiration for our writing. We are keen to continue to develop, and promote, your child's love of reading and would love to hear what they have been reading over the summer break. Please encourage them to take pictures and share their love of books with the class.
We will also be continuing with reading homework – remember that the minimum is five reading sessions recorded in your child’s diary (and research demonstrates that just 10 minutes every night makes a huge difference to all our children’s attainment).
Grammar and spelling homework will be set weekly, and we ask for your continued support with this.
We will have a focus on place value and calculations in this first half term. Homework will be set according to your child’s teacher, but one focus will be on making sure your child knows all their timetables facts up to 12x12.
This term we will be looking at exploring and making electrical circuits.
Swimming will take place on Tuesday afternoons and will be for 6L only this first half term.
During the first half term, Year 6 will be doing indoor PE on a Tuesday afternoon (6SE & 6D) outdoor PE on a Thursday afternoon. Please can children come to school wearing their PE kit.
If your child cannot participate in swimming or PE for any reason, they must bring in a letter explaining the reason why – it is an important part of your child’s school entitlement.
We are looking at how to stay safe and responsible use of the internet.
Curriculum Topis this half term
This term we will be exploring Hinduism and also also studying the British Empire.