Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Class page.

At the start of the Summer Term, we really look forward to welcoming you all back into school after your Easter holiday.

There is nothing quite like us all being together in the classroom!

This half term, our topic is 'Atishoo!'  It is linked with 'The Black Death' and it will help us to draw comparisons with illness and disease in the Middle Ages with our experiences over the last year.  We shall learn how the plague spread, what the symptoms were and how it was 'cured'.  We shall also learn about medieval life and knighthood.  In Science, we will understand more about micro-organisms: how they are spread, how they survive and where we are likely to find them.  We shall also look at how to lead a healthy lifestyle and prepare for a positive and more hopeful future - including our transition to secondary schools.

Here are a few things for you all to remember to help you to be a responsible and well-prepared learner in Year 6:

Our whole class novel is Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  This is a wonderful example of children's fantasy literature and will be a welcome relief from the darkness and grim reality of what life was like in Medieval times.  It is a novel which most pupils put to one side and would not choose for their own personal reading, as it is such a large book with small font.  Bringing in their own copy of the novel will enhance pupils' reading and understanding of the story.

PE days are Wednesday (tennis coaching) and Thursday (hockey skills) and we are currently asking you all to come to school wearing the correct PE kit on these days.

Home Learning will be primarily Google Classroom based.  You are all expected to attempt to complete this homework each week, since it is brilliant preparation for when you will transfer to your secondary schools this year.

Pupils will keep their Learning Journals in school, unless they contain important information which needs to be shared with you at home.

Spellings will be learned and practised during school time and a test will take place every fortnight.  It is wise to practise spellings (and times tables) at home too, especially the Y5/6 words.

You are encouraged to bring your reading books to school every day.  You spend at least 20 minutes per day reading for pleasure in school but you are encouraged to read at home too.  This could be a range of material including comics and magazines, newspapers, non-fiction books, etc.  Reading is such an important skill!

"The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" (Dr Seuss)

Please can I remind you all that pencil cases and other possessions from home must not be brought in to school at this time.

Thank you all for your support.  We are really looking forward to another fun-filled learning adventure for the rest of the school year!

Miss Dunkley, Mr Allack and Mr Beetles

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