Summer Term 1 2021
Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back! I hope that you had a lovely half term! Please read the information below to ensure you know what to expect this half term…
The door for Year 6 will be opened at 8:40am until 9:00am. Please drop off your child at the Key Stage Two gates. There will be a staff member to welcome them into school. The register will take place at 9:05am so please ensure that your child is in school on time every day. Year 6 collection time is 3.15pm from the KS2 gates. A member of the Year 6 team will walk the children out to the gate to ensure they are collected safely at the end of the day.
Reading- Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluidity and comprehension. During this half term, we shall be reading ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman; a book filled with twists, turns and cliffhangers!
Topic- Our topic this half term is called ‘Tomorrow’s World’. We will be looking at how advanced technology has become. Text messages, emails, websites, blogs and podcasts. There are just so many new ways to communicate. The children will learn how to set up a class blog and build a homepage on a subject of your choice. They can suggest ways to improve the school website, and Mr. Mason will listen to their ideas. The children shall discover the movers and shakers in the world of technology, the people who’ve shaped the modern world. Perhaps they might be a visionary for the next generation. We will build robots and circuits, break codes and investigate gadgets galore. Let’s start today on Tomorrow’s World.
For more information on what to expect in this topic, along with other subjects such as literacy and maths, please read the topic overview.
Physical Education- All PE will be taught outside and will involve a wide range of non-contact sports. As we are renowned for having unpredictable weather, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
Due to the current circumstances, interactions with staff unfortunately will be very limited. If you have any questions, queries or photos that you would like to share, please do not hesitate to email me at:
Mr. Prior 🙂