Year 6 Spring 2 2020
Welcome back to the new term; we hope you enjoyed the half term break and are feeling refreshed.
During the Spring term, year 6 children will develop their English language skills through writing newspaper reports and ancient legends. They will focus on the use of grammar, a range of punctuation and sentence types and using vocabulary for effect. We will also be revising the grammar curriculum to ensure that we are well-prepared for the upcoming SATs tests. In maths, we will continue to inform you on the weekly homework sheet of which topic will be taught in the next week. In science, we will be exploring the topic of Animals including humans through practical investigations and research. Our geography unit will continue to be focussed on South America, and will culminate in a cross-curricular art and DT project.
Year 6 will have P.E. on a Wednesday/Thursday and Friday afternoon (depending on the class). This half term the children are doing basketball and cricket. 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.
A letter has gone out about the upcoming parents’ evenings on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March. Please speak to the office if you would like an appointment booked for you.
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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