Welcome to Year 6
Thank you for your continued support and communications.
At this time, the best way to communicate with the school is through the school office. Please either phone 01934 852446 or email email@example.com
Week 2 updates!
KEEP UP YOUR TIMES TABLES PRACTICE ON TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS - A BATTLE HAS BEEN SET UP BETWEEN YEAR 5 AND YEAR 6 FOR THE NEXT WEEK. COME ON TEAM 6 - SHOW THEM WHAT YOU CAN DO!!
If you haven't been in touch yet to show us what you have been up to, we would really love to hear from you (email into the school office) so that we can celebrate your successes! Here are a few examples of photos sent in so far - we would love to see more!
The Class 6 team have been so excited to start receiving emails containing some of the fabulous work that you have been doing. We are so proud of all the children who are continuing to focus and challenge themselves to be the very best that they can be.
We have attached some of the diaries that the children in Class 6 have been writing as if they were the character Mary Lennox. We are particularly impressed with the way they have managed to adopt the 'voice' of Mary throughout their writing. Well done you!
This work follows the fantastic production of The Secret Garden that we watched at the beginning of this term when Class 6 also had the privilege of attending an extra workshop with the theatre company, learning about how they achieve many of the technical aspects of the production. Here are some photographs of what we got up to!
If you haven't spotted as yet Y6 - scroll down to see the 'hoodies' photographs
The class 6 team have been working hard to produce some home learning activities this week to help you move forward with your learning. We hope that your first week has been productive and successful and we are looking forward to celebrating some of your successes.
We would love to see any photographs of achievements that you are particularly proud of - maybe you have done some baking; cooked a meal or completed some fabulous craft work that we could all celebrate? If so send photos to the school office and if you are happy for us to, we will post them on our class page
Just before school had to close - in the nick of time - there was huge excitement when a parcel full of hoodies arrived in school. Much to our great pleasure, Y6 got to wear their hoodies for one and a half days in school!
Let's hope that we get another chance to be in school together before the end of the academic year.
We were lucky enough to take part in a STEM workshop, delivered by the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project, all about Electricity (which is our Science topic this term). The workshop was very informative but also hands on, which meant that the whole class got to make their own wire and buzzer, hand wand game to keep! The class had a fantastic afternoon and learnt lots about how electricity is produced, as well as which materials were good conductors and which were insulators. Thank you to the National Grid for providing the workshop and materials, and to Claire who led the workshop so brilliantly. We look forward to using what we have learnt in our remaining Science lessons about electricity.
The children have enjoyed finding out about the Invaders and Settlers; this term we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons. As a class we were surprised to see the changes in Britain in AD10 and AD60 and fascinated at how Britain changed after the Romans left.
We learnt about Anglo-Saxon warriors and the children thoroughly enjoyed constructing an 'invasion' dance with Vicki Rees from Churchill Academy. Thank you Vicki!
Meet the team...
Our Year 6 team this year includes two teachers - Ms Ford (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Bryant (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). They are supported by Mrs McDermott, Ms Lambourne and Mrs Beadle. On a Monday afternoon the children also have PE support from Future Stars.
What a busy start to the year!
Year 6 are well and truly up and running already this year, having had a busy start with Ambassador and House Captain interviews taking place and new roles being assigned. Congratulations to all those successful candidates and well done to everyone who took the time to apply in writing for those positions, which made the decision-making very tricky indeed.
We have been busy learning all about our topic: Anglo-Saxons, studying myths and legends, experiencing dance workshops and writing newspaper articles about the invasions that took place during this period in our history.
Obviously we have also been working hard across all our subjects, including revising our previous learning and learning new methods in Maths, studying the Kingdoms of Life in Science and looking at a composition called 'Earth' in music. We've been studying the importance of e-safety in Computing, revising our word types in SPaG and learning how to answer questions in French.
We began the term by completing a mini-project as part of our whole school topic 'Not on Our Watch'. The class really enjoyed studying a related subject of their own choice, linked to this topic - from the importance of bees to plastic pollution, palm oil farming to poaching. Each partnership shared their learning with the class, explaining why they felt this was important issue to research and raise importance of.
In Guided Reading we have been enjoying some new texts, exploring them and enjoying discussing them in groups. We are working really hard as a class to make sure we all read as often as possible and share with each other when we find a book that we've really enjoyed.
We look forward to Rattlebox Theatre visiting us in Term 2 to help us further our learning about the Vikings, helping us bring History to life. The term promises to be another busy one, with Christmas carol concert preparations alongside all the learning we will be doing.
If you have any questions, concerns or if you can help in any way to enrich our curriculum, please speak to one of the Y6 team.
We will endeavour to post a copy of all letters sent home, on the letters section of this website, which you will find under News and Events.
Thank you for your support.
Please can we remind you to make sure your child has their P.E. kit at school every week so that they are able to fully enjoy their P.E. sessions, whether inside or out.
Their kit must be separate items to be changed into rather than their normal school uniform. Please note that school shoes are not allowed to be worn for P.E.
Normal P.E. days are Mondays and Thursdays, but we do advise children to bring P.E kit in on a Monday and take home on Friday to be washed as sometimes the days may change or an extra session may be arranged.
Our P.E dress code is as follows for all children:
Shorts (tracksuit bottoms for winter are acceptable)
A plain t- shirt (white or blue)
Trainers for outside/daps for inside
For safety, all long hair must be tied back and jewellery should not be worn, including earrings - staff will request that all jewellery is removed at the start of the session (if earrings cannot be removed for any reason they should be covered with micropore tape for safety).
End of Term 1: Friday 25th October 2019
Start of Term 2: TUESDAY 5th November 2019
Parents' evenings: week beginning 11th November 2019 (exact dates t.b.c.)
Next House Day: Wednesday 13th November 2019
KS2 Carol Concerts at St John's Church, Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December 2019
End of Term 2: Friday 19th December 2019
Advance 2020 dates:
Start of term 3: Monday 6th January
T@3 and Year 6 class assembly: Friday 31st January
Visit to Lifeskills Centre Bristol: Friday 7th February
Open Class: Thursday 13th February 8.45 - 9.30am
End of term 3: THURSDAY 13th February
Start of term 4: Monday 24th February
Parents' evenings: week beginning 2nd March (exact dates t.b.c.)
End of term 4: Friday 2nd April
Start of term 5: Monday 20th April
World Book Day Tuesday 5th May
Bank Holiday: FRIDAY 8th May
Year 6 SATs week: 11th May - 14th May
End of term 5: Friday 22nd May
Start of term 6: Monday 1st June
Year 6 leavers' service: Friday 17th July
End of term 6: Friday 17th July