Welcome to Year Six
Hello and welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 is a very important year, but can also be the best year of Primary school, with a residential trip away as well as taking a greater responsibility within school.
We hope that you have a fantastic time this year, and if you want to talk to us about anything you know where we are.
Mr Ogle and Mr Purrington
Meet the Teaching Staff
This year’s team is Mr Ogle and Mr Purrington, and they will be supported by Mrs Shead and Mrs Koekemoer.
Children will receive a maths booklet at the beginning of each half term, based on the topic that the children will be learning during each week. Children are encouraged to complete these weekly and bring them into school to assess their learning on a Friday.
Children will also be given weekly spellings, which again will be based on the spelling convention that is being taught that week in school. Children will be assessed on these spellings on Fridays and receive the next list later that day.
This half term, much of the work we cover will be based around the Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Book. Our writing will be inspired by this text, and on the first day back children will be immersed into a Mayan day to ‘kick-start’ our topic.
In Science, we will focus on plants, animals and food-chains and will concentrate of topics such as:
- Naming and the functions of the parts of plants
- How plants reproduce
- Classifying animals and microorganisms
- Food chains
Through topic, the children will be learning firstly about the history of the Mayan civilisation; they will also investigate the Mayans from a geographical view-point. Children will be embedding vocabulary such as:
- Latitude and Longitude
- Northern and Southern Hemisphere
- Equator and The Tropic of Capricorn/Cancer
- The Prime Meridian
Why not test them out on their Mayan knowledge?
Attached is a copy of this half term’s bingo homework. The six pieces should be completed across the half and handed in by the Wednesday of the last week.
Pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.
Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.
Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.
PE is every Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor) afternoon. We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:
- White T-shirt
- Navy shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
Autumn 1 Activities include:
Indoor P.E. (Monday): Circuit Training
Outdoor P.E. (Wednesday: Invasion Games – Football