Year 6 Autumn 1 Term
We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Year 6 and say how much we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! We have had an excellent first week and the children have settled into the new school year well. Just like in previous years, each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 6 will be part of ‘the Americas’ and have the following names: Ecuador (Ms Adebayo’s class), Trinidad and Tobago (Ms Ahmet’s class) and Canada (Ms Cains’ class).
This half term, in English lessons, the children will be exploring persuasive writing and narrative poetry. Our maths lessons will be taught through our mastery programme which combines the government guidance for teaching mathematics with NCETM (National Curriculum for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics). The children will be starting with place value and then the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). In geography the children will be learning about ‘the Americas’. They will be exploring the following questions: ‘Why do people migrate and how does it affect America and the UK?’ and ‘How do populations differ from place to place?’ Following this, the children will be celebrating Black History Month by understanding more about the Windrush generation. Our R.E. topic for this term will help us to explore the big question of ‘How do people express their beliefs and identity?’ The focus of our science lessons will be electricity and, in art, we will be using pencil to draw figures in the style of Henry Moore. In computing, we will be looking at online safety and then understanding how to use a search engine. In PSHE, we are exploring belonging to communities and how to contribute to these.
It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the year and, with this in mind, each class has an allocated time to visit our school library every week. To support reading in school, we would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to read for at least 15 minutes each day at home. Please sign their reading record at least once a week and remind your child to bring both their reading book and reading record to school every day.
Year 6 will have P.E. twice a week; once during PPA on a Thursday and another lesson with their class teacher on either Tuesday (Trinidad and Tobago) or Friday (Ecuador and Canada). Timetables are subject to change so please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kits in at the beginning of the week and takes it home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children have a change of clothes in school. Please ensure your child has weather-appropriate sports clothing and trainers for each P.E. session as some lessons will be outside. Children who have longer hair should bring in a hair tie to hold their hair back during these lessons and no jewellery, including watches, should be worn.
Homework is set on Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work. The children will also have spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week. We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We would appreciate your assistance in checking and reminding them about this!
Upcoming events and diary dates
15th September 2022 – Year 6 Parents Meeting (6.00-6.30pm)
22nd September 2022 – Pendarren information meeting (6.00-6:30pm)
7th October 2022 – Canada class assembly (9:15am)
14th October 2022 – Ecuador class assembly (9:15am)
19th October 2022 – Parents Evening (3.45-5.30pm)
20th October 2022 – Parents Evening (3.45-6.15pm)
21st October 2022 – Year 6 parents in to look at books (3.30-4.30pm)
21st October 2022 – Trinidad and Tobago class assembly (9:15am)
21st October 2022 – Last day of term
31st October – TAD day
31st October – 4th November 2022 – Pendarren (two classes)
1st November 2022 – Children back to school (one class)
7th – 11th November 2022 – Pendarren (one class)
25th November 2022 – Flu jabs
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all really looking forward to the year ahead.
The Year 6 Team
Feel to free contact our friendly office team with any enquiries you may have.
Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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