Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a fantastic time and that the children are looking forward to getting back into their learning.
Mrs Dawson will continue to play a big role in supporting myself in Year 6 this term.
For more details about our learning this term, click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
CLICK HERE for a practise and revision guide for Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary.
CLICK HERE for the information we shared at the meeting regarding the Year 6 residential to Laches Wood.
The Year 6 Team are looking forward to another exciting term, which will provide a lot of new learning experiences as we focus more on the SATs that lie ahead. There will be a continued focus on Arithmetic, Maths and Writing, we will also introduce more of a focus on SPAG: spelling, punctuation and grammar. These sessions will replace the time our children had phonics last term. With this in mind, year 6 will now only receive 1 set of spellings per week which are age related, children should therefore use the time productively in order to see an improvement with spelling results.
In this term, as part of our Geography topic, we will continue to focus on the continent of North America. This is a region that will provide a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities for the pupils as they begin to focus on the physical features of the continent. Within History, we will continue to research Ancient Egyptians, in order to reach a final conclusion.
The completion of reading books and journals are still expected at a high standard. We would encourage all children to vary the activities they are completing within their journals, but to also encourage children to read their own books as well as school books. Purple homework books will continue be given out as homework this in the short term, however as we move closer to SATs, the focus will turn towards revision and SAT style questions. Please support us in stressing to our children the importance of homework.
Please look out for a further letter coming your way regarding a SATs parent meeting in February, the letter will also inform you of the opportunity to purchase revision guides.
PE will continue to take place on a Monday and Friday with Soccer 2000 and dance with Miss Jones, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Remember that our residential can be paid for weekly, monthly or in a lump sum.
Finally, a reminder SATs boosters will begin Tuesday 15th January – a big thank you to parents for returning slips at the end of last term.
We look forward to an extremely productive 2019! As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Look at some of our fantastic homework!
Y6 has a fantastic time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre watching Sleeping Beauty. Super behaviour as ever - lovely comments from the public. They laughed and laughed and enjoyed every minute of it! (Apart from getting soaked with the water pistols!)
Well done to our girls who took part in the Diversity performance at Aldersley Stadium.
Year 6 making shadow puppets as part of their light topic in science.
Y6 visited Morrells Wood Farm where they were given a guided tour of the farm which involved a close encounter with the cows (which Taylor was able to name one of them Valentine due to a heart shape on her head!) as well as learning where the different parts of beef come from. We identified different berries in the hedge-row, as well as learning about the straw/hay and silage, and the everyday running of the farm.
We were also lucky enough to work with a professional chef, where we learnt different skills to use in the kitchen as well as knife techniques. We prepared and cooked our own lunch which consisted of vegetable soup and apple & rhubarb crumble. It all was delicious!
Finally, we were able to get up close which 5 day old chicks and quails! A special experience.
Behaviour was impeccable throughout the day - very proud teachers!
Photos from 2017/2018
Thank you to Year 6 who helped to sell daffodil pins to raise money for the Marie Curie charity.
Y6 children were invited to Coppice Performing Arts School to watch their production of ‘School of Rock’. The performance was fantastic and the children loved it! Some of them even managed to get a quick photo with the main character!