Welcome to Year 6
6SE Mrs Sampson & Ms Evans & Mrs Thomas
6L Mr Lane
6D Mr Land
Our TAs are Mrs Higgins, Mrs Hoskins, Mrs Donald & Miss Hammond
2019 - 2020
Welcome to the year 6 page - Spring term 2020
We hope you had fantastic family time over the holidays. The children have come back energised and ready to start another busy, learning time. This term we will be studying the Shang Dynasty - reflected in our reading study and taking in geographical and historical elements. We also welcome onto the year 6 team Mr Moore and Mrs Isaac.
We will be studying the Betsy Byars classic novel ‘The Midnight Fox’, which we will be using as inspiration for our writing. Grammar and spelling homework will be set weekly, and we ask for your continued support with this. 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).
We are moving on to look at reasoning and mathematical calculation before revising the curriculum thoroughly in preparation for the children’s SATs in May. 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 Classification, Inheritance, Interdependence and Adaptation. We will be moving onto Sex and Relationship Education after half term, and you will all be invited in to have the opportunity to view the lesson content shortly.
Swimming continues as last term, with year 6 swimming on alternate weeks, 6D on Mondays, 6L on Tuesdays and 6SE on Thursdays.
During the first half term, Year 6 will be doing Tag Rugby on the field on alternate Tuesdays (6SE) and Thursdays. Outdoor P.E kits are required and should be warm first and foremost, so a track top and track pants are ideal. Initially we ask that children wear trainers as the introduction to tag will be taking place on the playground, but as our skills develop we will be moving onto the field. The one guarantee is that we will get muddy!
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 spreadsheets and safe and responsible use of the internet.
This term we will be looking at Humanism and what some people believe when times get difficult, encouraging our children to develop resilience and empathy.