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
Children will be given Bingo style homework whereby throughout the half-term, pupils have to work through every task to see if they can complete them all by the end of the half-term. Some of these might be research based, mathematical, written work and even mathematical puzzles. We insist this homework should be presented excellently and it might even go on display.
Maths homework this half-term will be completed on Doodle Maths. Each week a different ‘added extra’ will be set for the children to complete in order to consolidate learning in class. Any children that have trouble to access Doodle Maths will have the opportunity to also complete this in school time if they are to come and speak to us about it.
In addition, children will be given weekly spellings which are spelling rules taken from the past SATs papers. Please feel free to learn these spellings at home with the children so they are ready to use in their writing on a weekly basis. Children will be assessed on these spellings on Fridays and receive the next list on Monday.
Now that we are well into the flow of Year 6 and back into things, attached is a copy of our Year 6 Newsletter to update you with key information relevant to your children.
Heading on towards Christmas, the children will learn about ‘The Great War’ and follow in the footsteps of Joey and Albert in the tale of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. This year’s Year 6s are particularly lucky that it is 100 years since the ending of World War 1, and we will be taking a special trip up to Pearlethorpe to commemorate and remember all of those who gave their service and more.
In Science, children will spend time looking at light and how it travels and also the implications that it had during WW1.
Attached is a copy of this half term’s bingo homework. The six pieces should be completed across the half-term 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 and Friday 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. – Gymnastics
Outdoor P.E. – Tag-Rugby