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.
In addition, children will be given weekly spellings which are taken from Purple Mash throughout Autumn 1. 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.
Throughout Autumn, we will be following the fortunes of Alex Rider through the Fiction story ‘Stormbreaker’. Writen by Anthony Horowitz, this text has been proven to engage children in reading and help with their imaginative writing. Our Spy work will also involve a trip to a local Secondary School to learn about things such as DNA, finger printing surveillance.
In Science, we will be looking at electricity and specifically, circuits and the symbols used to represent them in scientific diagrams. What do we need in a circuit? What happens if we add another battery? Can we make a serial and parallel circuit? All these questions will be explored and will hopefully culminate in creating a shoebox – sized spy centre with an electrical theme.
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