Welcome back to one of the busiest and exciting half-terms of the year – Autumn Term 2. This half term we will be focusing on ‘The Victorians’ which will take up a lot of our lesson time in History and English. We will be following the trials and tribulations of Jack Jarvis through the story ‘Street Child’ (written by Berlie Doherty).
In Maths, we will first begin to look at Long Division which the children can find really tricky. How about looking at this catchy rap with them to help them out?
After division, we will be spending a few weeks looking at one of Mr Ogle’s favourite areas: FRACTIONS! We will be thinking about simplifying, equivalents, adding, subtracting, swapping between improper and mixed numbers, and even multiplying and dividing them – we can’t wait!
For more information regarding our term and what we will be looking at with regards to the Victorians, have a look at out History knowledge organiser.
After School Clubs
Please remember that we have after-school clubs beginning on Monday 9th November (as the first week we have parents meetings). Clubs on offer this half term are varied and offered by the whole Year 6 Team:
Mondays: 3rd Space Learning and Maths Clubs (Mr Ogle and Mrs Hawkins) – Invite only
Tuesdays: Extra Maths Booster (Mrs Shead), Reading Booster (Miss Hawkins, Mrs Glover) – Invite only
Thursdays: Boys Football (Mr Lewis and Mr Freeman), Girls Football (Mrs Glover), Basketball (Mr Ogle) – all clubs are free to join – just sign on via the School Gateway App.
Welcome back to KEPS Year 6!
Mr Ogle and Miss Hawkins would like to say a massive ‘Welcome Back’ to all our Year 6 children. For some of you, it will have been 6 months since you last stepped inside KEPS but don’t worry, we will do this together!
As we all know, Year 6 is your final year of Primary School and most children say it is the best! Not only do you have the best teachers in the school ;-), but also you have exciting things to look forward to, such as the Year 6 residential, Year 6 hoodies, leavers performance, SATs tests and many exciting transition activities.
This half-term, we will be looking into the ancient civilisation of the Maya for our history studies. We’ll think about where the Maya came from, when on a timeline they thrived and most importantly, what we can thank the Maya for – what have they taught us?
In English, the children will be reading the novel: Stormbreaker. This is a fiction story which follows the trials and tribulations of Alex Rider – a 14 year old school boy. Although at times he wants to be normal, he ends up working for MI6 as a ‘James Bond style’ spy.
So…what do we need to know for Year 6?
In the Autumn Term, we expect our Year 6 children to be reading at home at least 4 times a week, learning their weekly spellings – ready for a test on Friday – and completing their Doodle Maths homework weekly. There might also be additional homework posted on our TEAMS or Purple Mash platforms but don’t worry, your teacher will inform you of this.
This term, the children will need their PE kits in school for a Monday and Friday. We suggest the children bring their kit in at the beginning of the week and leave it in school until they finish the week on Friday.
10th May – Year 6 SAT Tests
24th May – PGL
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 afternoon 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