Year 6 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 6!

Current topics:

In Year 6 this half term, we will be studying the following topics:

  • Literacy – Narrative writing (War Horse by Michael Morpurgo) & Non-chronological reports about Renewable Energy.
  • Maths – Place Value and the Four Operations.
  • Science – Electricity.
  • Computing – Computing Systems.
  • History – World War II.
  • Geography – Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy.
  • Art – Perspective Drawing – Edward Ardizzone.
  • DT – Electricity and Mechanisms (Fairground Rides).
  • RE – Christianity – What kind of king is Jesus?
  • PE – Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Dance.
  • Music – Popular music from the War Years.
  • French – How to learn a language.

Educational Visits:

This half term, we will be visiting the University of Central Lancashire to learn about the exciting world of electricity. We will also be getting the opportunity to speak to a Government advisor about the topic of global warming – and what we can do help our planet. There will also be a big focus on outdoor learning – and how we can use our environment to help us learn outside.

Class Organisation:

Each day, your child will be expected to bring in the following: their reading book, their reading diary and their water bottle. They will also be expected to come into school in full uniform with their PE kit also in school.

Key Stage 2 Snacks:

Children can bring in a snack for morning break. The snack should be a healthy piece of fruit. Crisps, chocolates and sweets are not permitted as a snack.

Clubs:

Below are the two clubs currently being run in Year 6 this term. Clubs do change throughout the year and other clubs are avilable that are run by other members of staff outside of Year 6. The clubs currently running are:

  • Football Club – Friday from 3:20pm – 4:20pm.
  • Magic Club – Friday lunchtimes.

Parent Pay/Class Dojo

Parent Pay is our online system where you can pay for school-related items such as: school uniform, school trips, water bottles, PE kit and reading bags. Class Dojo is our online behaviour management system which allows teachers to praise a child directly for their fantastic attitude to learning, as well as provide a communication platform between home and the class teacher.

PE Kit

The following PE kit is required for all pupils:

Indoor sessions (Tuesdays) - Plain white round neck t-shirt, plain black shorts, black PE pumps.

Outdoor sessions (Friday) – Same as above plus a jumper and tracksuit bottoms (for colder weather). Old trainers are required for outdoor PE.

Swimming sessions (Tuesdays - if applicable to your child) – Towel, swimming costume/trunks, goggles (permission note required for goggles), swimming cap, separate bag for wet clothes.

No earrings can be worn on any of these days.

Homework:

Homework is set on Thursdays. It is to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. The weekly homework is as follows:

*5 x reading each week in their reading diaries. (20 minutes minimum a day).

*1 x Read Theory session each week (30 minutes).

https://readtheory.org/auth/login

*1 x CGP maths book homework each week (30 minutes).

*1 x Mirodo grammar/writing homework each week (30 minutes).

https://app.mirodoeducation.com/login

Times Tables:

Any child who does not yet know their times tables needs to be accessing TT Rock Stars daily to ensure to catch up as soon as possible. Their logins are in the back of their reading diaries. https://ttrockstars.com/

 

If there are any questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Scott on Class Dojo – or speak to him at the end of the school day if he is available. Otherwise, welcome to Year 6!

Kindest regards,

 

Mr Scott (Year 6 Class Teacher)

Mrs Garstang (Year 6 Teaching Assistant)

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