Welcome TO Year 6
This year in Autumn term, our topic will be ‘World War Two’ where we will learn all about how and why the war began, who was involved and how it affected people’s lives across the world as well as in Great Britain. In the Spring term, we will explore ‘Ancient Egypt’ and one of the Seven Wonders of the World! In the Summer term, we will study the ‘Early Settlers’ of Britain and how different live would have been in Britain during these times.
As a school this year, we will be approaching spelling differently: the children will not be tested weekly, instead they will be tested every half term. We will focus on a different spelling rule every week which we will rehearse every day in class. The children will then be provided with a sheet outlining the spelling rule of the week and words containing the rule. They can then reinforce these words at home, however this is optional.
Every child in KS2 is expected to read regularly at home. We encourage the children to consider this as homework too. On Monday, Reading Records will be collected by teachers and marked. Each child is expected to have written at least 5 comments a week. We would love to see comments from parents too – even in Year 6! The children will be provided with a bookmark containing a variety of guided reading questions/sentence starters – they should use these to aid them with writing their comments in their Reading Records.
Again, we have revised how we are to approach homework this year too. The children will be expected to complete one piece of homework every term from their Curriculum Newsletter Homework Menu. This is an expectation of the children and will be proudly displayed in the Year 5/6 corridor!
Each class will receive two PE lessons a week. One will be indoors every Friday afternoon all year and one outside with Miss Byrne every Thursday afternoon all year (ball games, racquet and striking activities and athletics). We will also be swimming in the Summer term during our outdoor PE lesson.
All children are expected to have the correct PE kit for the activities they are doing. This includes appropriate PE kit for the weather conditions. KS2 children are being asked to attend school in their PE kit on the days on which they will have PE sessions - these will be shared with the children in their first week in September. A list of the appropriate PE kit can be obtained from the school office and on our website.
Please remember that children cannot take part in PE with earrings. We suggest that on PE days all earrings are removed prior to coming to school unless children can remove them on their own; if they are unable to remove earrings themselves, they will not be able to take part in PE. We also ask that fingernails are no longer than the tip of the finger, for safety reasons.
We are currently not asking for helpers in school. We will reassess this regularly, as we appreciate your support!
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