Details for the Autumn Term to follow.
Welcome back to the new academic year at Edward the Elder – your child’s final year! Year 6 will bring new challenges as we begin our SATs year but with everyone’s support, we know your child can succeed! We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and that you have all stayed safe and healthy.
Supporting us in Year 6 this year will be our Higher Level Teaching Assistant Miss Thompson and Teaching Assistant’s Miss Forrester and Mrs Reed.
Purple creative homework books will continue this year and we aim for it to allow our children to both consolidate their learning from class as well as move their learning on. This homework book will be coming home with your child at the end of this week – please look out for this! The insert to the book will provide further information about this. It is vital that all children complete their homework. Year 6 aims to begin to prepare children for secondary school and we hope you can support us with this.
Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing one reading journal on a weekly basis will continue – this term we will focus on ‘inference’. Like in previous years, they must be handed to the class teacher or teaching assistant to mark, books will then be able to be changed and the process can begin again. Written responses will become ever more important this year with our minds on the reading SATs paper. To continue to raise the profile of reading, on the completion of effective journals, children will fill a tally chart in class and certificates will be awarded.
In year 6 we will dive straight into the teaching of SPaG – this will replace our phonics teaching time. Children will receive 10 age related spellings on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to practise these at home as it is a fundamental part of their learning and will support them with the spelling part of the SPaG test.
PE will take place on a Monday and Friday, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (black or navy) and black pumps. Both PE lessons will be taught by Soccer 2000 and will cover a range of skills. 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. Long hair should also be tied back.
We have some fantastic topics planned for Year 6 this year and this term our learning will be based around the Aztecs and the Mayans where we will be taking a thematic approach with history, geography, art, DT and computing all linking to our topic which will allow us the opportunity to really explore the unit. Our topic will be called: ‘It’s chocolate but not as we know it…’
KS2 will be receiving sessions from our local PCSO during the autumn term; year 6 will be learning about Internet Safety, Drugs, Anti-Social Behaviour and Criminal Responsibility, as well as Respecting Each Other/Making Better Choices/Hate Crime. If you do not wish for your child to take part in these sessions, then please let school know as soon as possible.
Please note that we will return to school times of 8.45am and children should be collected from our external classroom door at 3.15pm. If you wish for your child to walk home alone, please complete the attached letter and return to school as soon as possible. We cannot allow children to walk home alone or with a different adult without verbal or written consent from you as their parent.
A reminder that if your child is asthmatic, please ensure an in date inhaler and spacer is in school at all times. Please ensure you have informed the office with any updated medical information.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a valuable year. Year 6 is a very important year and we look forward to one which is full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
Year 6 Teacher/Assistant Headteacher
As part of science week, Year 6 were lucky to be part of a live online lesson with The Ogden Trust. The children learnt lots of interesting facts about ‘Light’ and got to make their very own kaleidoscope which they loved experimenting with!
To launch our final topic, Year 6 came dressed in costumes linked to crime and punishment. Little did they know that a crime had been committed - their beloved outdoor play equipment had been stolen! 4 suspects were named by the Police: Mrs Highman, Mrs Evans, Mrs Simpkiss and Mr Clarke. The children investigated the crime and collected evidence, they later questioned all the suspects involved. They came to their conclusions and it was revealed that Mrs Highman had been setup!
A brilliant day had by all - investigators in the making!
Year 6 had an amazing final trip at Edward the Elder visiting Laches Wood. They tested their nerves, stepped out of their comfort zones and faced their fears by completing canoeing, crate stacking and jumping off the 'Power Fan'! A fantastic day had by all, making memories with super team work! Proud teachers!
Some of year 6 thoroughly enjoyed planting the seeds for #sowingthestreets before half term. We can't wait to see them flower and be part of brightening up the streets of Wednesfield and Wolverhampton!
Year 5 and 6 enjoying live music again this afternoon thanks to Wolverhampton Music School. It was such a treat and it certainly put a smile on our faces on such a wet afternoon! They listened to a range of music using a range of instruments! A very talented trio!
Year 6 have had a super first week back. They were excited to earn their ticket for Edwards Theme Park and have accepted Lord Sugar's task of creating a brand new rollercoaster! They've already began their research and presented their information to the class as part of the class timeline!
Year 6 have enjoyed a wonderful topic about Australia which they found fascinating. To culminate our mini topic we became Aboriginal artists!
Edward's Bake Off! Click on the cake to see a selection of our amazing creations.
We have written fractured fairytales.
Alissia has typed hers up, added illustrations and created a video with amazing expression! She even sold it to family and friends and raised £30. for her chosen charity, Girl Guiding UK. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
We have been learning about Banksy. Here they are with their final designs. They all thought carefully about the message they wanted it to express.
Daejuan has taught the children how to carry out CPR - a vital, lifesaving skill which he learnt from his Mum who is a Paramedic for West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Y6 really enjoyed raising money for children in need. They completed ‘Five to thrive’ with activities including origami bookmarks, learning how to draw Pudsey and having fun in PE. A big well done to Joe Wicks too!
The whole school today took part in a silence to show our respect on Armistice Day. A pupil in Year 6 was proud to share with us information about her Dad who is in the RAF. We found it particularly moving to see her very own bravery medal!