Welcome to Year 6!
We have an exciting year ahead in Year 6. Our first topic for the year will be ‘Extreme Earth’ where we will be finding out about a range of different natural disasters. We will be investigating countries that are affected by natural disasters and learn about what causes earthquakes and volcanoes. We will look at natural disasters that have occurred in history, including the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. We will continue to develop our English skills and we will be using the story ‘Floodland’ during writing and comprehension lessons. On Thursday and Friday afternoons, Mrs Love and Mrs Lambert will be teaching the children art and PSHE. During these lessons, they will be building a model volcano and making it erupt.
Children will have PE on Friday afternoon. They will initially be developing their hockey skills before moving on to handball. Children need to make sure they have a full PE kit in school on this day. Please make sure their PE kit has their name in it. Jewellery, including earrings, must be removed and long hair should be tied back.
Children have now been given homework folders for English and Maths. They are expected to complete two sides in each folder and this will be handed in by Thursday each week. Homework may be handed in early if it is completed. Children are welcome to hand in their booklets more regularly and get ahead with their homework. However, we do request that no more than two sides are completed before being marked so misconceptions can be covered in class. Children are also still expected to complete reading at home and it is really important that they continue to focus on learning their times tables.