We hope you and your children had an enjoyable half term. We have a busy term ahead where we will be focusing on refining our mathematical skills and developing our knowledge and application of English grammar.
During the term we focus on preparing the children for their upcoming SATs which will be commencing the week Monday 14th May 2018. The children will continue to receive weekly homework from the revision books. It is important that your child completes their weekly homework as this will help prepare them for their learning in school and their tests. We will be running Easter School the week commencing Monday 26th March 2018 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an invaluable week where lessons will run from 10 am to 3 pm. More information will be available during this term.
There are many exciting events planned over the upcoming weeks. We will continue looking at the continent of South America now focusing on the rainforests and how they have an impact on the ecology of the world as well as investigating the art work of the French artist Henri Rousseau. On Friday 16th March 2018 we will be attending ‘Crucial Crew’, which is run by South Yorkshire emergency services, this involves the children taking part in a range of scenarios that prepare them for the future by making them question what they know about the wider world.
During this half term our focus will be on living things and their habitats. We will look at the range of living things, from micro-organisms through to plants and animals. We will look at how to use keys and classification tables and how to distinguish between species and varieties of living things. We will also be holding a Science week commencing the week Monday 5th March 2018. On each afternoon during the week, the children will take part in science based practical activities on evolution and inheritance.
The topics this half term in RE will be the important time of Lent and Easter. We will be studying the importance of this period and significance of the resurrection to followers of the Christian faith.
Year 6’s PE lesson day will continue to be on Thursday. Our school P.E kit consists of:
Please ensure that they bring their kit with them on these days as it is an essential part of the lesson, in terms of safety and hygiene.
It is vital that children attend school every day and arrive at school on time. Please ensure your child is in school by 8.40 am every day. If your child arrives after 8.50 am, please bring them to the main office to sign in.
As ever this will be a very busy term in Year 6 as we begin the run up to SAT’s and the transition to secondary schools. If you have any concerns or questions about anything then we are more than happy to meet with you after school.
Thank you for your continuing support
From the Year 6 team
Year 6 have worked on sharing secret messages with our friends in France, Germany and Poland. They have used ciphers such as morse code and semaphore to create these messages. Some of the codes have been shared through written notes whilst others have been shared through music as well as torch light.
Year 6 researched the history behind the Picasso painting Guernica. After that, they explored images from recent events in Spain and using this as their inspiration created a modern version of the famous painting.
Look at these fantastic shelters. Many thanks to students and parents for putting in so much hard work. We are very proud of you all.