Welcome to Year 6
6SR Mrs Sampson & Mr Richardson
6L Mr Lane
6D Mr Land
Our TAs are Mrs Higgins, Mrs Hoskins, Mrs Donald & 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.
Autumn Term Curriculum:
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 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 after half term, more details will follow closer to the time.
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 ‘Animals including 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 Hindu’s want 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 you child will be exploring can be found in the knowledge organiser section below.
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.
P.E. and Swimming
P.E kits can 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 87h September. 6L & 6SR 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 look forward to getting to know our new Year 6 classes.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email us.