Hello Year 6 and welcome to Term 4.
This will be another busy term as we will be working as both scientists and historians to answer our new enquiry question 'Linnaeus and Darwin- what connects them?' We will also be using the text 'Darwin's Dragons' which links to our enquiry and the Galapagos Islands.
Indoor PE will be on Tuesday afternoons and outdoor Games (all weathers) will be on Fridays as usual so please come dressed in appropriate PE kits (no football kits, bright clothing or branded logos) on these days with long hair tied back and jewellery removed.
For Term 4, we would like to continue to focus on every child reading four times a week. Well done to Class 13 who have achieved 100% for several weeks. Starting this term, there will be a prize draw to include the names of children who are reading four times so let's all do our best to read and bring in signed reading diaries.
On Tuesday 16th January, Year 6 will be having a dance workshop in addition to our Thursday and Friday PE slots. Please could children come dressed in PE kits on Tuesday. Thank you.
Happy New Year. We hope you all enjoyed a peaceful and restful Christmas holiday. May we take this opportunity to thank you all for the lovely gifts we received. Your generosity has been much appreciated.
This term indoor PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon and outdoor Games on a Friday afternoon. Games will take place outside in all weathers so please ensure that your child has suitable wet weather clothing and spare shoes.
Reminder Monday 30th October is an INSET day.
Hello Year 6,
Well done everyone for completing the first term which was filled with many exciting highlights including our trip to Lifeskills, the harvest festival and learning the skills and strategies of cricket.
This term we are looking forward to our new enquiry topic 'Who were the greater engineers?' where we will be both historians and engineers discovering the inventions and engineering feats of the Ancient Britons and the Victorians.
P.E. will be on Wednesday afternoons this term with Games continuing on Friday afternoons.
The Year 6 Team.
Well done Class 14 for wearing yellow to support World Mental Health Day. You certainly brightened things up!
We have an additional swimming slot on Thursday 28.9.23. Both PE and swimming will take place on this day.
Hello Year 6,
Welcome to a brand new school year of exciting opportunities and learning. We hope that you have had a restful summer and are all really looking forward to working together as a team. There are many fantastic activities planned for the year ahead.
We will be holding our 'Welcome to the year group meeting' Monday 11th September at 3:30 pm. Please come along to find out more about Year 6
Here is some information to help you as you return to school.
PE and Games
Outdoor games will be on Thursday afternoons this term with the Up and Under coaching team followed by indoor PE on Friday afternoons with an additional sport coach. Please come dressed in the appropriate kit for all weathers and the activity planned (no footballl kits, bright clothing, branded sports wear) For health and safety, long hair must be tied back and earrings removed or taped. If your child is not able to take part in PE or games on a particular occasion, please contact the School Office or send in a letter.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday this term to be completed and returned the following week. We ask that the children are encouraged to complete this to a high standard. We would also like the children to continue to focus on learning their times tables and related division facts which they can do by playing and battling on Times Table Rock Stars. If you child would like some additional support with homework or just a quiet place to complete their activities, a homework Club will be run every Thursday lunchtime in Class 14. Children can just arrive on the day with their homework.
Children will be taught a spelling rule during the week and it will be their task to learn that rule for their homework. On Fridays we will then test the children on that spelling rule.
As part of the reading challenge, we will be encouraging children to read four times a week at home. Please ensure you record this in your child's reading record. The children do not have to read a school reading book; magazine articles, sports reports and non-fiction texts all count as reading. We will check the reading records each week to see which children have read four times. The class which have the highest number of children reading four times will receive a trophy during our assembly.
The children have already made a great start to settling into school. Many have volunteered to take on responsible jobs and are acting as fantastic role models to the younger children. Well done - keep it up.
Finally we would like to welcome Mrs Roberts, to St Anne's and Year 6.
The Year 6 Team.