Year 6 Spring 1 2020
Dear parents and carers,
We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year and welcome you back to the Spring Term in Year 6. We hope you have had an enjoyable winter break.
Our geography topic this term is South America. We will be learning about human and physical geography across the continent and focussing on several key locations. During our trip to Pendarren, we will also be covering plenty of geography objectives, such as rivers, mountains and orienteering.
In science, we will be starting a new biology topic: Living things and their habitats. Children will be encouraged to work scientifically to explore and deepen their understanding.
In design and technology, children will be designing and making books, using a range of skills including sewing and collage. These books will then be used to present their World War II novels. We hope to hold an exhibition later in the year for them to be displayed to the school community, including parents and carers!
In English, we will be writing explanation and persuasion texts. In maths, we will be covering measurements, geometry and ratio and proportion. We will also be continuing to teach grammar and arithmetic lessons in the afternoons to further consolidate your child’s learning.
Year 6 will have P.E. on a Wednesday/Thursday and Friday afternoon (depending on the class). This half term the children are doing gymnastics and hockey. Children should make sure that they have a suitable change of clothes and appropriate footwear for each P.E. session (both indoor and outdoor). 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 into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it.
On Wednesday 29th January, we will be sharing information about the upcoming national curriculum tests in a meeting which will be held from 6:15-7:00pm in the Round Hall. You will receive a letter with full details in due course. We encourage parents and carers to attend in order to know how best to support their children in preparation for the assessments.
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). Both homework and reading records must be brought into school on Tuesdays, 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, these are available during homework club on Tuesday lunchtimes.
Miss Howard, Mr Keeler and Miss Menon (The Year 6 Team)
To complete their study of the effects of World War Two on the civilian population, the children (and teachers!) participated in a special evacuation day.
Year 6 pupils will be taking their Key Stage 2 SATs the week beginning 11th May 2020. If you were unable to attend the recent talk about preparation for these assessments you can access the information below:
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