Year 6 Newsletter

Happy New Year! The year 6 team are looking forward to a challenging and busy 2020. This newsletter gives you an idea of some of these things we will be doing in class.  If you have any additional resources to aid the teaching of any of our topics, or if you want to speak in general please feel free to come and see one of the Year 6 team.

Our topics this term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy Fiction – Classic Narrative

Colons

Semi-colons

Journalistic report

Cohesion

Passive verbs

Numeracy Decimals

Percentages

Algebra

Ratio

Measurements

 

Science Living Things Living Things
Topic Victorians

UK

Bridges

Sketching

Victorians

UK

Bridges

Sketching

PE Gymnastics/Dance

Football

Gymnastics/Dance

Tennis

RE School Values

Islam

School Values

Islam

PSHE On the money Family and Friends
Residential

Thank you for those parents who attended the residential workshop and I hope it was informative. Over the next few weeks, you will receive a comprehensive list of what items the children will need to take with them. There will also be an opportunity to see examples of the required equipment at the meeting on Wednesday 15th January 2020. If you have any issues with obtaining items, please speak to a member of the year 6 team sooner rather than later.

Homework

Children will continue to have SATs revision books for both Maths, spelling and reading as homework. Thank you to those parents who have supported their children in completing some of the interactive homework. We look forward to seeing the homework tasks for this half term.

PE

PE will be on Thursday and Friday. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Also on these days, can you please remove earrings and make sure long hair is tied back. This is part of our PE policy due to health and safety. It is important your child brings in their PE kit at the beginning of the week and I advise that as your child is getting older, they take it home with them on a Friday so it can be cleaned ready for the following week.

SATs

As we get closer to the date of the SATs, attendance is vital this term in order for the children to make as much progress as possible. The date of the SATs week commencing 11th May 2020. Please be aware that if the children miss the SATs week they are not able to re-sit. We will be running SATs workshops and booster sessions for selected children as we go through the half term on Thursdays until 3:30.

As well as the residential, we are looking forward to the opportunity to visit the local library and improve our cycling skills with bikeability. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a warm welcome to Ms Alman who will be joining the year 6 team in 2020. She comes with fantastic subject knowledge and will be a brilliant help for continued SATs preparation.

Many thanks, Mr Bundey and the Year 6 team.