Welcome to Year 6

We are delighted to welcome you to the Year 6 web page - this page will develop with more information over the school year. We hope that you will find all the information here that you require, if you have any suggestions we will be pleased to hear from you.

Mrs Miles - Year Leader

Newsletters

Year 6 Newsletter - Spring Term 1st half 2019

 Dear families,

 Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break.

 It was lovely to see all the children on Thursday; our WWII WOW day was a great success and was enjoyed by both children and staff.

We are very much looking forward to the term ahead; we have exciting new topics planned as well as a trip and new clubs starting soon.  Please see below for further details.

In our year group this term we will have the following adults:

Acting Year Leader - Mrs Miles

Dudley class teacher - Mr Winyard

Warwick class teacher - Miss Robinson

Windsor class teacher - Mrs Bojarski

Teaching assistants - Mrs Jackson, Mrs Capstick, Mrs Bravington, Miss Bird and Mrs Wood

 Maths

Our focus will be:

  1. Fraction, decimals and percentages

  2. Ratio and proportion

  3. Algebra

  4. Geometry

  5. Calculations / measurements

 English

Our English work will be related to the text Goodnight Mister Tom.  The children will take part in a whole class reading session every day which will be followed by an English lesson.  During our English lessons we will be writing diary entries and persuasive letters.  We will also continue to work on the year 5 and 6 spellings.

Science

Our focus will be ‘Body Health’. In this unit children will learn about how to keep their bodies healthy and how their bodies might be damaged.  The focus is on lifestyle choices that humans make, including diet, exercise and drug use, and how these are informed by scientific evidence.  Children will develop a deeper understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet, through exploring food groups and how the body uses them.  The children also investigate how the results of scientific enquiries have influenced what we eat.

In addition, children will further develop their understanding of the functions of the skeleton and muscles.  They explore the effects of exercise on the body and develop their understanding of the circulatory and respiratory systems as they investigate the effects of exercise on the pulse and its recovery rate.  They then find out about the training regimes of athletes and learn about special diets and training programmer

 Cornerstones Curriculum

Our project this term is ‘A Child’s War.  This project will help children to understand the cause and effect of the Second World War.  It will also help children develop empathy for what it was like to be a child at the time.  They will research many other significant people and events that happened during this fascinating period of history.

P.E.

Our focus will be gymnastics, dance, netball, basketball and tag rugby. Within these lessons there will be an emphasis on leadership skills which links to our school value this half term, responsibility.

The children will need to ensure they have their full P.E. kit: black/blue shorts, white T shirt, trainers and tracksuit bottoms for the colder months.  Children should not wear jewellery to school on PE days. In the case of earrings that cannot be taken out (ears pierced within the last 6 weeks), these must be taped over. 

 Homework

Maths and English homework will continue to be handed out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday.  Unfortunately, despite letters having gone out to certain children inviting them to join our Maths Homework club and many verbal reminders, we have had very few children come along.  Please can we ask that if your child brought home a letter last half term that you encourage them to attend regularly as not only do they have the use of the ICT suite, but also a Year 6 teacher to support them should they struggle with any of it. 

 Reading

Pupils should be reading regularly at home, both independently and with an adult.  Please encourage your child to read every night if possible.  When listening to children read, stop every once in a while and ask them what they think is going to happen next. When it is finished, ask if they could think of a better ending or anything that would have improved it. The children have been learning about inference and deduction; they could ask their own questions for someone else to answer.

Reading Recommendation

First published over sixty years ago, Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl has reached millions of young people throughout the world.

In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne vividly describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such close quarters, and her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up. Her diary ends abruptly when, in August 1944, they were all betrayed.

'One of the greatest books of the [last] century' - Guardian

Year 6 Trip

A reminder that our trip to The Lincolnsfields Childrens Centre is on Wednesday 30th January.  The cost of the trip is a voluntary contribution of £14.00 per child.  This includes all the activities at the centre and the cost of the coaches.  Please make payment and consent via School Comms by Friday 25th January

As part of the day, we would like the children to come ‘in role’.  Clothes such as pinafore dresses, tank tops and flat caps are just some of the items that could be worn on the day.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office if you or your child has any worries or concerns. For non-urgent matters, it is usually easier to catch us at the end of the school day rather than at the beginning. 

Please see our school website for updated class timetables.

We look forward to another super term ahead.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Miles, Miss Robinson, Mr Winyard and Mrs Bojarski

The Year 6 Team