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Year 6

Hello everyone and welcome to year 6!

After a few weeks together, we have been really impressed with how Year 6 have returned to school; their effort, enthusiasm and commitment to their learning so far has been excellent and we were really impressed with what they have already achieved.  

We have recently had one of our WOW experiences: ‘Bikeability’ was a wonderful two-day opportunity for the children to develop their cycling skills, including their on-road ability. The children were full of enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed their time on two wheels!

We're really looking forward to our upcoming visit to Laches Wood in October! The children will have a brilliant time having the opportunity to face and overcome new and exciting challenges with their friends and teachers.

 

There are so many amazing things planned for the children throughout year 6 – we can’t wait to get stuck in and have a brilliant last year of primary school!
 

Meet the Team
Phase Leader: Laura Turton

Class Teachers: Mr Sandy and Miss Anderson

Support Staff: Mrs Roberts, Mr Law and Mrs Staphnill

PPA Cover: Miss Hemming (P.E) and Mr Law (Computing)
 

Key Information 

Homework is given out weekly in year 6. We give the children one piece of maths homework, which consolidates their learning from the week, a writing task that informs their extended piece of writing in the coming week.

Please encourage your child to read as much as possible outside of school. It would be useful for all children to read a range of genres and authors over the course of the year as this will develop their knowledge and understanding substantially. Additionally, their comprehension of a text can be tested via our Accelerated Reader programme used in school.

All children also have an individual login for TT Rock Stars.  It is imperative in Year 6 that children have a secure and quick recall of their times tables as it underpins many mathematical concepts.  TT Rock Stars can be accessed via the app, which is free to download or via their website: https://www.ttrockstars.com/ If your child has any issues regarding logins or passwords, please ask them to speak to their class teacher.

Our P.E. days are Monday and Tuesday. Children are required to come into school in their school uniforms and get changed into P.E. kits before their lesson. Kits can be left in school for the half term.

As you will be aware, your child will be taking their End of Key Stage 2 tests towards the end of Year 6.  These tests are scheduled to take place during the week commencing Monday 9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022.

 

Important Dates

Wednesday 6th October 2021: Transition P.E. trip to Walton High School. Children are to come to school for the normal time in their P.E. kits, ensuring that they bring their school uniform in a separate bag. They will get changed into uniform when we return to school.

Monday 18th October 2021 – Friday 22nd October 2021: Laches Wood. Parents have been provided with an information pack, although if further information is needed, please contact the office.

9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022: SATs Week

Tuesday 7th June 2022: Visit to Warner Bros Studios: The Harry Potter Experience. This visit will support our ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ topic. More information will be given out in due course.

 

Useful Links for Home Learning 

BBC Bitesize: A plethora of resources to support all areas of the curriculum. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
 

The Association for Science Education (ASE): A selection of science units that the children cover over the year. https://www.ase.org.uk/primary-remote-learning-resources#year6

 

Duolingo: Learn Languages with Free iPhone and Android App: Keep up-to-date with the French language with this free app. https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Curriculum in Year 6

Autumn 2021 

The autumn term is a very exciting one in year 6! We are currently enthralled in our ‘World at War’ topic. This term, we will be reading Michael Foreman’s War Game and John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas from which the children will be producing pieces of writing in a range of genres. We will explore the First World War in autumn term 1 from the causes, to life on the front line. In autumn 2, we will be learning about the devastating impact of the Holocaust during World War 2.

Best wishes,

Mr Sandy and Miss Anderson and the year 6 team.