Year 6 News

Year 6 Autumn 2 

Dear parents and carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you back to the second half of the autumn term in year 6 and hope you have had an enjoyable half term break.


Our history topic this half term is World War II. As part of this, year 6 children will be having an evacuation day on Friday 11th December 2020. This is a fantastic, immersive opportunity for children to take part in a range of activities exploring life during the Second World War. The children will be encouraged to dress up for the occasion as evacuees. We will send out a separate letter with costume suggestions alongside a gas mask box template closer to the time.

In English, the children will be creating their own evacuee character and writing a novel. We will use some Talk for Writing units and other stimulus, such as the novel “Goodnight Mr Tom” to write the different chapters. In addition to the morning literacy sessions, we will be starting to teach grammar lessons in the afternoons along with three short sessions a week on spelling rules and patterns to further consolidate your child’s learning of English.

In maths, the focus will be on fractions before moving on to decimals and percentages.  In science, we will be starting a topic about light, where children will be encouraged to work scientifically to explore and deepen their understanding. Our technology unit this term will be cooking and we will be cooking a couple of war-time recipes and understanding more about our food. Finally, in computing we will have an online safety lesson on inappropriate uses of technology. For the rest of the term we will learn about html through the LGFL program Web Tech.

 Year 6 will have P.E. twice a week on a Monday/Tuesday/Friday morning and Wednesday afternoon (depending on the class). This half term the children are doing rounders and multi-skills. Children should make sure that they have a suitable change of clothes and appropriate footwear for each P.E. session as the sessions will be taught outside. For children with longer hair, they need to bring in a hair tie to hold their hair back during these lessons. Children should bring their P.E. kits in at the beginning of the week and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change after P.E. so will need a change of clothes if they are coming to school in their P.E. kit.

Homework and reading

The homework schedule is still in place (set on Friday, returned on Tuesday) and the children are expected to read daily. The children also need to record in their reading journals each day (after they have read). Reading records must be brought into school on Tuesdays and be signed by parents or carers. We are always grateful for your help in supporting your child with their learning at home. If your child needs access to laptops or extra assistance with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Crawford, Ms Howe and Mr Eames (The Year 6 Team)

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