Year 6 Autumn 1 2020
Welcome back to the new school year! We’re looking forward to the year ahead, with lots of interesting topics planned. It has been a good first week back and everyone is settling into their new routines well. Please be aware that our windows and doors are open during the day so your child does need to have suitable clothing, especially as the weather changes. Thank you for your support while we adjust to our new school day. 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 Howe’s class), Trinidad and Tobago (Mr Eames’ class) and Canada (Ms Crawford’s class).
This year, we are continuing to use Talk for Writing in English lessons and their maths lessons will be taught through our mastery programme which combines the new government ready-to-progress guidance with Maths- No Problem! and White Rose. We will be starting with place value and then then the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The children will spend the first few weeks exploring their class country through both geography and English sessions. We will also be learning about climate change and celebrating Black History Month by learning about the Windrush generation in our humanities lessons. 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.
Homework is set on Friday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work and English work will be submitted using J2Write which was the online platform we were using last term for children to submit their English work. To access J2Write, children need to use their LGFL login details which are the same as last year. Please let us know is you require paper copies of the homework so that these will be made available. 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!
It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the year and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to read for at least 15 minutes each evening, and signing their reading record at least once a week. Please support your child in remembering to bring it to school every day with their reading book.
Year 6 will have P.E. twice a week; once during PPA on a Wednesday and another lesson with their class teacher on either Monday (Ecuador), Tuesday (Trinidad and Tobago) or Friday (Canada). Timetables are subject to change so please ensure that children 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 into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it. Children should make sure that they have a suitable change of clothes and appropriate footwear for each P.E. session as these will be outside. Children who have longer hair should bring in a hair tie to hold their hair back during these lessons.
Individual parents’ evenings will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 2020 and more details will be sent out closer to the time. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child’s teacher before the individual meetings, please speak to them after school, or contact the office to arrange an appointment.
Ms Crawford, Ms Howe and Mr Eames (The Year 6 Team)
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