Welcome to the Year 6 Homepage
Welcome to the Autumn Term!
Revelations and Revolution
We would like to welcome you back once again to a new school year!
During the first few weeks back, we will settle into our new routines and recap on certain aspects of the previous year group's curriculum that are deemed necessary to allow for progress in the current year. We will focus on activities that have a positive affect on our well-being and ensure that we are all happy and ready to learn each day.
We will begin our Autumn term topic entitled 'Revelations and Revolution' where we will learn all about The Victorians in History; plan, design and make Victorian recipes in D&T, learn about the style of Victorian Art, investigate the countries of the British Empire and find out about the life of Charles Darwin and completing a science unit of work on Evolution and then Charles Linneaus and his work on Classification. Whilst E-safety will continue to be our priority in ICT, we will also be using our ICT to support our learning in other subjects. We will be reading 'Brightstorm' by Vashti Hardy in our Active Read sessions.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS:
- Please ensure ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes are clearly named.
- Children must come to school wearing their P.E kit on their P.E days. For Year 6, these will be on a Thursday and Friday for the first half of the Autumn Term. Please remember, children need to have removed earrings prior to coming to school on these days and wear suitable PE kit for colder days, as we will be trying to go outside as much as possible.
- Children are required to bring in their reading planner, reading book and spelling journal each day.
- Your child's lunchbox and water bottles must be wipeable.
Extended Learning Expectations
Reading and recording in planners - the minimum expectation for year 6 children is for 20 minutes, five times per week to become a Star Reader. Children can write their own reading comments in planners and parents/carers can make comments too.
Spellings: these need to be practised regularly in the spelling journal
All other homework will be in their homework books, which will be given out every Friday. Homework tasks are to be completed by the following Wednesday.
If you need to speak to a teacher, appointments for a mutually convenient time can be made via the office. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very much looking forward to a great year!
Ms Bolt and Mrs Roberts
Parent Guide to Year 6 (Powerpoint from Meet the Teacher Meeting)