We hope you had a great summer and you have returned to the school routine refreshed and raring to go! We are really looking forward to the academic year ahead, and are delighted to have the opportunity to be with your children. We are so pleased with the way Year 6 have conducted themselves already – demonstrating their sense of responsibility, maturity and with ‘can-do’ attitudes.
As you may know, Year 6 is a very important year for many reasons – not least because it is the final year of primary, and preparation for secondary education is a key element of our year ahead. This includes becoming more independent and responsible – you could help with this by encouraging your child to make sure that they prepare themselves for the coming school day, supporting only where necessary. We will also be preparing for our SATs (which take place in May), which will include some preparation and practice throughout the year. Don’t forget, our school journey to PGL will take place in the final week of the spring term, which will result in some work during the summer term.
Throughout the year, we will be following a set curriculum as follows:
English and Maths - ongoing development of skills. Mrs Willett will be working with some children, initially in maths.
RE – Buddhism and Christianity
PSHE – various topics, including SEAL, sex education, young people and the law, etc.
Science – physics (light and electricity) and biology (animals, human body and inheritance)
History, Geography, Art and DT – Vikings, the European and the global map, war and global issues.
Computing – Coding and computer skills
Music – Ukelele (this term only)
PE – swimming (Wednesday mornings), and PE with Coach Graham (Friday afternoons).
Apart from the usual expectations for reading every evening (records to be signed at least three times per week), homework will, for the most part, comprise maths and English (one piece of each per week) set on a Wednesday to be in on the following Monday. There may be the occasional science or humanities homework in addition to the above. Please support your child in developing an organised approach to their homework and self-study, as these skills will become increasingly more important as they move on through their education. Homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtime.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.
Mrs Curtis and Miss Cato.