Year 6 News

Year 6 Journey to Pendarren – January 2020

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the meeting about the upcoming trip to Wales in January next year.   If you were unable to attend, the presentation and kit list can be found below.

Year 6 Autumn 2 2019

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 13th December 2019. 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 science, we will be starting an electricity topic, where children will be encouraged to work scientifically to explore and deepen their understanding. In art, we will be looking at the work of Henry Moore and creating our own shelter drawings. We will also be starting to teach grammar and arithmetic lessons in the afternoons to further consolidate your child’s learning of English and Maths.


We will be visiting the Imperial War Museum to support our learning about World War II. Canada and Trinidad & Tobago will be going on Monday 2nd December and Ecuador will be going on Tuesday 3rd December. We will send out a separate letter regarding this trip in due course where you can offer to support us on this trip.


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 athletics/football (depending on the class). 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.

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.

Parents’ evening

Parents’ evening will take place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November. A letter has gone out to explain how to book an appointment for this; please contact the office if you need any assistance with this.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kind regards,

Miss Howard, Mr Keeler and Miss Menon (The Year 6 Team)

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