Dear Year 6 parents and children,
Welcome back to a new school year.
It will be a busy start to the year for year 6, with the speeches needed for those eager to become school councillors and House Captains. The 11 + will take place in early September. Please consider which school is the right fit for your child and email Mrs Wilde if you wish to withdraw a student at any point before the actual exam. We are excited to have an hour and a half First Aid Training run by Mini First Aid for both year 5 and 6: this could literally save your life!
The Ancient Greeks leave a lasting legacy in our world, through literature, ideas and architecture. This term we are so excited to be exploring all aspects of Ancient Greek life. In Geography, we will look at places in Greece using grid references and identifying key human and physical features- please send in photos of these, if you have visited, to add to our displays. Through the exploration of artefacts and the Greek myths, the children will build a picture of life in different parts of Ancient Greece and see how they developed over time. Our trip this term will be to the British Museum, to look at Ancient Greek artefacts, thinking about how they arrived in this country and what they tell us about Ancient Greece.
In Art, the children will be creating their own pots inspired by a range of Greek pottery and in Design and Technology, creating textile products inspired again by Greek patterns and clothing.
In Computing, we will be designing a micro:bit product and then examining computer networks and systems. Through the term, children will be reminded about internet safety and how to stay safe online.
Preparation for Secondary School
Year 6 brings high expectations with it, to prepare the children thoroughly for secondary school. The children are expected to have the appropriate resources in school: their PE kits, their water bottle (filled at the appropriate time) and their reading record in daily. It is their responsibility to read and to note down what they read. I have supplied the children with little notebooks so that they can take notes during lessons and the children are able to bring in an empty pencil case, which we will fill with school resources. They are encouraged to be independent with their learning, taking and using any resources they will need to help them. I expect the children to be polite to adults and peers alike, for example, by holding doors open and being patient with others.
Homework will be weekly spellings, a Maths task and reading and at various points in the year, a specific one-off Learning Log homework linked to an annual or national event such as World Book Day. It is important that all children complete the homework. Please email me, through the office, if your child is experiencing any particular difficulties with the completion of the homework.
This half-term, PE lessons will take place on a Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has warm layers for outside sports. Please remind your child to include spare socks so that they have something to change into if their socks happen to get wet or if they are wearing tights.
Thank you for your continued support,